Rhinophyma is an enlargement of the sebaceous glands, focused predominantly on the nose. It is a related but more serious progression of type-2 rosacea and can cause the nose to swell, in some cases quite significantly.
We understand how badly this can affect self-confidence and how difficult it can be to find effective treatment. The Rosacea Serum Sub-Type 2 can reduce overall redness and smooth out the lumps and bumps under the surface, helping you regain some of that lost confidence.
For more severe forms of rhinophyma, the only option available to completely eliminate symptoms is surgery, which many do not want to resort to.
The Anti-Redness Primer can help to alleviate redness and bring the flushed redness of the nose down, helping to improve the overall appearance and make the rosacea condition less obvious.
Scientists have a hard time explaining why the health of your gut is so impactful on the condition of your skin, but one thing is for certain, that the two are directly linked.
Apple Cider Vinegar is an absolute godsend for maintain the equilibrium of your gut and has had a direct impact on reducing the symptoms of rosacea, including rhinophyma. Its ability to detoxify and aid in digestion makes it a potent weapon in the fight against rosacea.
Rhinophyma, also known as rosacea sub-type 3 and, colloquially, whiskey nose and rum nose, is an advanced form of rosacea which primarily affects men over the age of 50. The severity of rhinophyma can vary dramatically, from only a slight enlargement of the nose to extreme levels of swelling and disfigurement.
For more advanced forms of rhinophyma, surgery remains the most viable treatment option in order to remove excess flesh caused by the swelling of the sebaceous glands. However, topical creams and other forms of over-the-counter rosacea medication can be effective in reducing some of the symptoms.
The most common symptoms of rhinophyma, including redness and lumps under the surface of the skin, can be treated using our all-natural treatments listed above. While these treatments will not eliminate the swelling of rosacea, it has helped sufferers restore the smoothness of their skin and return their nose to a more normal colour.
Of the four different sub-types of rosacea, the symptoms of rhinophyma are by far the most easy to identify. This is because the enlargement of the nose is evident straightaway.
If you have rhinophyma, you could display any of the following symptoms:
There is no clear-cut answer as to what exactly causes the rosacea condition, and rhinophyma is no different. The reasons behind why the nose swells is an easier question to answer though, given that the swelling is a direct consequence of the enlargement of the sebaceous glands. This is thought to be linked to an over-production of sebum, the oily substance that the sebaceous glands produce.
An over-abundance of demodex mites could also be linked to rhinophyma, just as they are to acne rosacea. They tend to be more plentiful on more oily skin, although there is no direct proof that they cause rhinophyma.
As stated previously, in order to completely eradicate the swelling of rhinophyma, surgery may well be required. Having said this, even after surgery the condition is not “cured,” just temporarily minimised. We at Finca offer a less invasive all-natural alternative to help keep your symptoms in check.
We would recommend the treatment plan featured in our rhinophyma bundle below, to help both reduce redness and lumpiness, as well as restore equilibrium to your gut which is intrinsically linked to the condition of your skin.