How to Treat Skin Thickening

This rare condition is much more common in men.

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

Ablative lasers such as carbon dioxide and erbium may be appropriate for removing tissue and resculpting the nose. Cold steel, electrosurgery and radiofrequency devices may also be used.

Some experts suggest adding topical retinoids, oral antibiotics and low dose isotretinoin as treatment options.