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Posts by Adam Aronson, MD

Dermaplaning and Dermabrasion to Treat Rhinophyma

BACKGROUND Rhinophyma is an uncommon form of rosacea that leads to thickening of the nasal skin and enlargement of nasal sebaceous glands. It usually occurs in men over 50.  It is slowly progressive and tends to worsen over time, resulting in a bulbous shape of the nose which gradually becomes deforming. Rhinophymatous papules often form,…

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When to do Curettage and Electrodessication (C&D)

HISTORY A 95-year-old woman presents with a 4+ year history of multiple growing lesions of forehead and scalp. These were initially asymptomatic and the patient chose not to seek treatment. She did not present for evaluation and treatment until 2 of the lesions became painful and began to bleed. Shave biopsy of 2 of the…

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