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How do I treat skin thickening

This rare condition is much more common in men.

shutterstock_33417613Surgery is usually needed for more severe forms of this type of rosacea.

Surgery can be done with lasers, via electrocautery or excision. Excess tissue is removed and the affected area is reshaped (usually the nose).

Some experts suggest adding topical retinoids and oral antibiotics as treatment options for mild to moderate cases, and including low dose oral isotretinoin as a treatment option for certain patients.