Rhinophyma: “Less is More” and “Old is Gold”
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Rhinophyma is a deforming disorder of the nose and considered the most severe stage of rosacea. Since 1950, a large variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments have been adopted to treat it. From January 2014 to June 2016, we treated ten patients (average age: 58 years) affected by moderate (4) and severe (6) degrees of rhinophyma. A nasal skin decortication was performed with a loop-shaped electrotome (Valleylab E1560 15 x 12 mm) in order to excise the hypertrophic tissue and restore a pleasing appearance to the nose.
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KeywordsAesthetic Result Rosacea Severe Stage Carbon Dioxide Laser Pilosebaceous Unit
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