Treatment - Rhinophyma
Oral tetracycline or isotretinoin may be tried during the early edematous stage, when hyperplasia of the sebaceous glands is evident
Irreversible fibrotic changes require dermatosurgical procedures such as cryosurgery, dermashaving and electrosurgery.
CO2-Laser is used to shave off and vaporize fibrotic changes.
Phymas in Rosacea
Rhinophyma is the most common form of phymas and mainly affects men. In general, it is a rare complication and seldom begins before the age of 40.