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Help For Rhinophyma
Are you suffering from rhinophyma and feeling self conscious about the unwanted attention that is drawn to your nose? There is a way to make a permanent change and there is a non-surgical treatment available. There is no need to continue living with rhinophyma because there are options available to treat this condition and its effects. Rhinophyma (pronounced ri’no-fi’ma) is a fairly uncommon condition but it can cause physical as well as emotional discomfort for those who have it.
However, now there is a new, non-surgical procedure that offers hope for many of those who may be struggling with this disease. Renowned surgeon Dr. Philip Solomon, OTL Head and Neck surgeon specializing and practicing Facial Plastic surgery for nearly 20 years, uses state-of-the-art UltraPulse® Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing technology to treat this condition.
This cutting edge technology laser system allows Dr. Solomon, who specializes in nasal surgery, to remove the excess skin without incisions or stitches. For optimal results, more than one treatment may be necessary and follow-up with another type of laser may be needed to reduce the redness of the nose after it has been reshaped. Ultimately, the results are often striking and the patient’s self-esteem is significantly improved.
If you are struggling with rhinophyma and would like to learn more, call us today at 905-764-7799 to learn how the UltraPulse® Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment could help you.
Getting To Know Rhinophyma A Little Better
If you are in the early stages of rhinophyma, the disease can be a little difficult to diagnose. Its most basic definition is as an uncommon form of rosacea that eventually results in knobby bumps on the nose and cheeks. To someone unaware of rhinophyma, the affected areas have the appearance of being swollen. If left undiagnosed, rhinophyma can become a permanent form of disfigurement. Throughout past decades, rhinophyma was typically treated with cosmetic surgery.
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How Does the UltraPulse Laser Treatment Work?
It is important to note with the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment system, that this is among the most aggressive products addressing rhinophyma and also produces the most dramatic results. That said, it also requires a longer healing time. The UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 Laser resurfacing treatment works through the use of short, pulsing light energy which is delivered onto a designated part of the anatomy in a type of scanning pattern. This begins the removal of thin layers of skin but with minimal heat damage. Effects are accomplished through the targeting of water molecules in the skin, reducing other aspects of skin damage such as scars, wrinkles, and imperfections.
Dr. Philip Solomon is specially trained in its use as it pertains to rhinophyma, ensuring that those suffering from this disease have a means of getting rid of it. Through the use of UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment, one can recreate the skin that they remember from a younger age. The UltraPulse laser is a deep penetrating form of treatment that will work to gently remove the entire outer layer of skin.
Are There Any Side Effects?
In treating rhinophyma with the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing method, there may be some minor side effects. These include some immediate swelling, itching, crusting and tenderness which is to be expected in the immediate aftermath of a treatment session. Colour changes in the skin can sometimes appear. Skin irritation is also a common side-effect in some patients as they go through the recovery process. In rare cases, there can be bacterial infections of the skin, though this is highly uncommon.
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What Is The Process For Rhinophyma Recovery?
It is recommended to take 4-5 days for the initial recovery time. Throughout this initial period, rarely have patients been in severe pain. Many patients do not experience enough pain to take any pain medication at all. What you can expect during your rhinophyma recovery process however is redness throughout this time and a need to apply a topical cream or ointment onto the face for the first 5 days. After a patient passes five days, the remainder of the recovery is quite easy and within a couple weeks, you will notice the dramatic results from the CO2 Laser treatment.
It is recommended to wait at least a week prior to returning to work. If a patient has an occupation where a pink or sunburnt face is not an option, it then might be necessary to take two weeks off. Many patients schedule their CO2 Laser treatment for a Friday, giving them that weekend, the following week, and the following weekend to recover – making up a total of nine days and only requiring one full week off work.
The Advantages Of The UltraPulse Laser System To Treat Rhinophyma
By the third or fourth week, most of the redness and pink will have resolved. At that time, the effects of the treatment can truly be appreciated. That said, some patients continue to have pink skin for several months. This is temporary in nature and should be easily covered up through the use of makeup.
Through the use of the UltraPulse Laser treatment, your rhinophyma will be treated with the expertise of Dr. Philip Solomon to give you the best possible results. It is important to note that the skin will take a full eighteen months to complete the healing process. Results, and the healing process may vary for different patients.
Ultrapulse Laser System
Many patients come to us, wishing to talk about surgical ways to reduce the unwanted attention that they attract. They are relieved to find that the UltraPulse Laser treatment method is non-surgical, safe, and highly effective. Rhinophyma is not something that can be hidden or concealed on a daily basis. If it is affecting the quality of your life, the only way to deal with the problem is to treat this condition with the UltraPulse Laser treatment. There are also several rhinophyma patients who have come to us with issues affecting breathing through the nose due to the increased thickness of the nasal skin. Needless to say, rhinophyma can lead to so many troublesome issues so it’s most beneficial to your health to treat it as quickly and as effectively as possible.
Living With Rhinophyma Does Not Have To Be A Reality
If you are struggling from the early, mild, or advanced stages of rhinophyma, Dr. Solomon’s UltraPulse Laser treatment method can go a long way toward improving your appearance, your emotional health and restoring your confidence.
Please feel encouraged to contact us today to sit down at a consultation to discuss the options available to you. We would be happy to hear about your goals, to set expectations about what can be accomplished with this laser technology and to answer any other inquiries you may have.
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