Fibrous variant of rhinophyma
- Hi all,
Does anyone have any good information about the progression of the
fibrous variant of rhinophyma? I may be in the early stages of it, but
I don't know.
- Hi Mark,
One possibility to explore is the use of accutane for early stage rhinophyma.
There are some good, recently published articles that focus on rosacea
and low-dose accutane. It is more difficult to find studies that
specificially address treating rhinophyma with accutane.
I have collected a few papers here ;
Isotretinoin monotherapy is beneficial for early to moderate phymatous rosacea."
"Isotretinoin has also been demonstrated to decrease nasal volume in
rhinophyma. The most significant regression has been noted in younger
patients with less advanced disease."
are 2 quick extracts that might lead to more helpful informaiton.
I don't have first hand experience with either this sort of symptom or
taking accutane but hopefully these papers might give you and your
doctor some options.
all the best !
On 1/1/07, markostapiak <markostapiak@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anyone have any good information about the progression of the
> fibrous variant of rhinophyma? I may be in the early stages of it, but
> I don't know.
> Please reply.
David Pascoe, pascoedj@...