What is rhinophyma?
Rhinophyma is a disorder of the skin that causes the nose to become red, enlarged, and bulbous; rhino, from the Latin, meaning nose, and phyma, from the Greek, a small nodule or rounded tumor. Dermabrasion can eradicate the surface appearance of rhinophyma, allowing healthy skin underneath to take its place.
What is actinic keratosis?
Actinic keratosis is a scaly or rough patch on the skin from overexposure to the sun; actinic refers to a chemical reaction from radiant energy, and keratosis, skin bumps. With dermabrasion, our providers gently remove the unwanted appearance of actinic keratosis.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with dermabrasion?
As with virtually any surgical procedure, there will be some redness and swelling at the site of the treatment area. Following Dr. Cheng’s guidelines for post-procedure healing will ensure your risk of infection or complications will be substantially lowered. Both will begin to decrease within a few days to a week after the procedure.
Will I need more than one treatment?
More than one treatment might be required, depending on the extent of the treatment area. Your doctor will discuss this with you during your consultation, so you completely understand the rationale and can prepare, logistically, for the complete treatment program, since total healing can take as much as six to twelve months. This is the time it could take for the pigment to completely return to your skin rather than the fading away of the pinkish color from the procedure.