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Title: Rhinophyma: Carbon dioxide laser with computerized scanner is still an outstanding treatment.
Austin Authors: Lim, Shueh-Wei;Lim, Shueh-Wen;Bekhor, Phillip
Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2009
Publication information: The Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 50(4): 289-93
Abstract: The cosmetic deformity produced by rhinophyma is characterized by nodular hypertrophy of the nasal skin. A retrospective review and analysis of nine consecutive patients with moderate and major rhinophyma treated with scanned carbon dioxide laser was performed. A particular method of continuous scanner use is described. This report demonstrates excellent cosmetic results and no major postoperative complications or recurrence of the condition after 1 year of follow up for seven patients. Two more patients had been followed up for 1 month at the time this paper was written. Scanned carbon dioxide laser is safe and highly effective treatment for rhinophyma.
Gov't Doc #: 19916975
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2009.00561.x
Journal: The Australasian journal of dermatology
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Lasers, Gas
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
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