Rhinophyma in Naperville, IL

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In severe cases of rosacea (a chronic inflammatory skin condition), a patient may develop a skin disorder known as rhinophyma. Rhinophyma causes an overgrowth of the soft tissue of the nose. It presents as a large mass on the end of the nose with red bumps that may disfigure the nose, making it larger and asymmetrical at times. Sometimes it is called an alcoholic or drinker's nose, but there is actually no proven connection between drinking alcohol and people who develop rhinophyma. Rhinophyma occurs more often in men than women and most patients are between 35– 60 years old. Our board-certified plastic surgeon and dermatologists, serving Greater Chicago area patients at Oak Dermatology in Naperville, IL perform effective procedures to remove the affected tissue, reshape the nose, and improve the patient's appearance.

Visit one of our locations located in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL to learn more about our treatment options.

At Oak Dermatology we expertly combine surgery, electrosurgery, and lasers to treat rhinophyma. As an outpatient procedure, we relax patients and minimize discomfort with local anesthesia, like lidocaine, in the treatment area. Then, a curette is used to debulk the excess and unwanted tissue, followed by electrocautery to help smooth the curves and restore the natural contours of the nose. Finally, a laser helps smooth the skin and the nose shape. The length of the procedure will vary, depending on how much tissue needs to be removed.

After trying to get rid of my acne with over the counter products I decided to try going to a dermatologist. They got me on a routine and my acne is significantly better since I have stuck to it daily.

R. Google

Staff is friendly and helpful. Stephanie Tracey is personable and takes her time during visits.

S.M. Google

Had an excellent first experience with Oak Derm today. I was seen by NP Emily Schnurstein for facial flushing and hair loss. She listened carefully to all of my concerns and addressed each one of them throughly. The front desk staff was also very pleasant.

J.W. Google

Most recently I have had several appointments with Dr. Jeffery Hsu for improvement on my shingles scars. They are on my face right above my eyebrow and I had been very self-conscious about it. Everyone in the office has been wonderful, friendly and professional. Dr. Hsu is highly rated in the Midwest, and I agree from my experience—from consulting with me about the scar, exploring my options, explaining everything, and performing the procedures … I was very comfortable and confident he could restore my face to what it used to be. The procedures have been quick and easy, and I am LOVING my results. He said I’d need 4-6 treatments, but so far I’ve had 2, things are already a significant improvement to where I’m able to sort of “forget” the scars are there. He’s been able to repigment the skin as well! I’m going for another treatment Wednesday and may even stop at 3 procedures, we’ll see. Very pleased with the quality of work and care. I also see Claire with Diamond glow facials to help with my milia, and she’s great and it works very well. Would highly recommend Oak Dermatology.

T.R. Google

Loved meeting Dr Hsu - he is so kind and compassionate and I am looking forward to my rosacea treatments with him! All of the staff at oak derm is fabulous!

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If you have rosacea that has developed into rhinophyma, schedule a consultation to learn about electrosurgery with our surgeons at one of our Chicago locations. At Oak Dermatology, this minimally invasive, outpatient surgery approach is a safe, efficient method to remove the excess tissue, clear the redness caused by rhinophyma, and reshape the nose with natural contours for long-lasting results and the least downtime.

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