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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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HISTORY 65-year-old man with a history of BCC presented with a 4-year history of growing inflamed rhinophyma. First rhinophyma excision was done on 04-01-2013. Recurrence of rhinophyma resulted in the second excision and nasal planing procedure on 06-16-17. Pathology showed no evidence of malignancy. DISCUSSION Our approach to rhinophyma is based on sculpting of the…

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