I'm researching lasers to treat my Rhinophyma
Q: I have Rosacea, and have been taking Oracea and using topical treatments regularly, which helps some; however, my nose is no longer my friend. I have always had a bulbous shaped nose, and now it seems as though it's a different size every day. I have been researching the use of the CO2 laser in early Rhinophyma, which is what I suspect is happening. I am looking for someone with excellent skills to consult about this and have read some great reviews about you Dr. Reichel, can you help me?
A: Thank you for your email. I have treated many patients with rosacea and Rhinophyma (both early stage and late stage). I agree that the CO2 laser works great for this and may be exactly what you need. I love our CO2 (Lumenis, Total FX). It is made by the first company to make a CO2 laser, and, in my opinion, it offers the most versatility of all fractional CO2 lasers as it allows for superficial, deep , and total treatment depending on what the patient needs.
I would be happy to see you in consultation to talk about your condition. Meanwhile - stay on the oral and topical medications.
Dr. Jennifer Reichel