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.

Had my first visit yesterday with Dr. Tracey for a full skin check and I can’t say enough good things! Clean, beautiful facility. Hardly had to wait which is always a plus with doctors. Front desk was really kind. Dr. Tracey was awesome, took the time to answer questions about my concerns and wasn’t quick to just write me a script and send me on my way- she gave me options for solutions the problems I had, was honest about treatment and explained things thoroughly. She also complimented my tattoos which I loved, so many doctors are stuffy white coats and she wasn’t lol. Excellent bedside manner. Definitely will be back!

M. Google

Very friendly and accommodating. Listened to what I had to say. Even though they couldn't help me,they referred me to someone who could.

M.P. Google

Very nice visit - everyone made me feel welcome. The front desk team is helpful and patient and taught me something about my phone! Rachel is awesome as well as Emily. I am extremely happy to have found Oak Dermatology in Naperville at City Gate Center.

S. Google

From the time I entered the facility, I felt welcomed. A young lady held the door for me with a smile and when I got to see the doctor, the same young lady greeted me again with an another awesome smile 😊. The front desk staff greeted me with a warm smile and was very helpful with everything being my first visit. The awesome doctor who took care of me, was very resourceful and explained everything so I understood clearly and gave me several different options before making a decision. Great staff and would gladly recommend Oak Dermatology.

R.C. Google

Friendly, efficient knowledgeable staff-top notch experience

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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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