Rhinophyma in West Palmdale, CA

Sometimes, severe cases of rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, can lead to a skin disorder known as rhinophyma. Rhinophyma is a rare skin disorder caused by an overgrowth of the soft tissue of the nose. Rhinophyma presents as a large mass on the end of the nose with red bumps. This can lead to the nose becoming larger, disfigured, and asymmetrical. Rhinophyma is more common in men than women and occurs more frequently in patients 35 – 60 years old. At Sandhu Dermatology & Med Spa, our skilled team proudly offers therapies at our West Palmdale, Ridgecrest, and Tehachapi, CA practices to help improve the look of the nose and effectively treat rhinophyma.

At Sandhu Dermatology & Med Spa, we offer advanced treatments, like electrosurgery and laser therapy, to treat rhinophyma. When you come in for treatment, you will be brought into a private treatment room to be prepped for your treatment. You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area and help you relax. Once your treatment begins, a curette will be used to debulk and remove the unwanted tissue. Next, we will restore the natural contours of the nose by smoothing the curves with an electrocautery. Finally, a laser will be used to smooth the skin and shape the nose. Treatment time will vary for each patient, depending on how much tissue requires removal.

Serious cases of rosacea can often lead to rhinophyma. The signs of rhinophyma can occur in cycles and become increasingly more severe if left untreated. Symptoms of rhinophyma that affect the nose are:

  • Reddish skin color
  • Waxy, rough, yellowish surface
  • Thickened skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Several visible oil glands
  • Gradual changes to the appearance of the nose
  • Nose has a swollen, bulbous shape

I see Michelle the Nurse Practitioner and she is amazing at what she does! She is very honest and doesn't recommend things that won't benefit you. Thank you Michelle for doing my cosmetic treatments. Highly recommend

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Front staff, back staff and Provider Michelle was awesome. Everyone was really helpful

M.R. Yelp

I am so upset right now, I was a new client going in for my very first visit for Botox , my appointment was at 4pm and they literally just called me at 3:05pm to tell me she is rescheduling my appointment to Tuesday, not even giving me the option or explaining why. This appointment was reserved one month ago. That is very unprofessional and they definitely lost a new client. The girl in the front needs training she comes off as very rude and is always calling out. They should’ve given me a heads up at least one to two days before but one hour before the procedure is very inconsiderate and unprofessional. ***UPDATE*** The Office Manager Eloísa called me to apologize for the bad experience I encountered. She made me feel comfortable and secure enough to give them a chance to do the services I wanted. I went in on 4/12 and had a great experience with Eloisa, Michelle and Lora. Overall I do recommend Sandhu Dermatology, thank you ladies for the great experience.

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My mother was a new patient here a week ago. The reception lady with the glasses was a bit rude but the back office was so sweet the medical assistant was so nice and genuine I forgot her name but she's young with green eyes you can't miss her and dr harika was amazing definitely would recommend I will like to say thank you to them.

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My skin is absolutely flawless! Thanks to the Sandhu doctors; they are not only good at what they do, but their customer service is exceptional. I love going back each time!

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If your rosacea has progressed into rhinophyma, help is available. Sandhu Dermatology & Med Spa offers advanced treatment for rhinophyma to relieve the symptoms and help you achieve a more natural-looking nose. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient practice locations in West Palmdale, Ridgecrest, or Tehachapi, CA to learn more about treatment for rhinophyma and how it can benefit you.

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