Skin thickening

(Phymatous rosacea) – Less common.

Looks like: thickened, bumpy, red skin resulting in enlargement of the affected area with a bulbous appearance. Small blood vessels are visible.

The most common site is the nose (known as rhinophyma) but can also affect the chin, forehead, cheeks or ears.

Appears after many years of disease activity. Mainly men are affected.

May Feel like: tender or sore or have symptoms seen in other types if have that form at the same time.

Important to know

Rosacea can be mildmoderate or severe.

There are many conditions that look like rosacea. See your physician or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Images courtesy of Dr. Jerry Tan

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