Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Definition of Rhinophyma

A manifestation of severe acne rosacea resulting in significant enlargement of the nose and occurring primarily in men. It is caused by hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands and surrounding connective tissue. The nose is reddened and marked with numerous telangiectasias.

Numerous web sites will tell you that this is the final stages of Rosacea. I had no previous symptoms of rosacea. Had a small bump show up on my nose about 7 yrs ago. Ignored it and it turned into this wart shaped looking thing. After trying several ointments and oral medications with no luck, I was referred to a Surgeon in STL for yag laser removal of it.

This is a picture day before it was getting zapped off.


This was not posted to gross anyone out, I am posting it because there is very limited information out on the web about this. Just trying to share my experiences with this and maybe give the next person some better information.


Anonymous said...

You're right, not only is there little information, but also very misleading. It says it appears mainly in men, and that it is an advanced stage of rosacea. I am a woman and a bump appeared on my nose about a year ago and now it is growing to other parts of my nose, now I have to see if there's anything I can do about it now in its early stages before having to require surgery. Thanks for posting!

Jimmys Tool Box said...

If you need any additional information, feel free to email me and I'll see if I can help.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photos. Just had C02 done yesterday on my nose. I would easily scare little children at this point.

Jimmys Tool Box said...

Just stay away from the tater chips and salty items. It will be amazing how fast the new skin grows back. Just keep the lube on and don't let it dry out.

Good Luck !

Unknown said...

Thank you! Important to share.

Torrie Johnson said...

Thank you! Important to share.