What is the role of surgery in the treatment of rosacea?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Permanent telangiectasia may be treated by electrosurgery or the 585-nm pulsed dye laser. However, facial erythema is not improved, and new telangiectasias develop with the passage of time. Cosmetic improvement of rhinophyma may be produced by mechanical dermabrasion, carbon dioxide laser peel, and surgical shave techniques.


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