• In a new Instagram post, Dr. Pimple Popper shows the two month result of a patient treated for a severe case of rhinophyma.
• Rhinophyma is an extreme form of rosacea resulting in skin thickening on the nose.
• The procedure the patient had includes burning away at thickened skin with a heated surgical loop to reshape the nose.
In a new Instagram post, Dr. Pimple Popper — aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—shows the results of a patient who was treated for a severe case of rhinophyma two months earlier. Rhinophyma, according to the National Institutes of Health, is an extreme form of rosacea resulting in a “bulbous, cosmetic nasal deformity.” This is the result of skin thickening on the nose. Besides being cosmetically undesirable for some patients, severe rhinophyma can also block the nasal passages, making breathing difficult. According to the post, the condition is not uncommon for Dr. Lee to see in her patients.
“In the last two weeks, I have tackled at least six severe rhinophyma cases, including patients traveling from Florida and Texas,” Dr. Lee writes in the caption of the post. “The patients were the true champs going thru [sic] the procedure — it can be a scary thing when a 5-foot-tall woman they’ve never met comes at them with a surgical instrument to reshape their noses!”
The procedure Dr. Lee is referring to includes carving the nose down with a heated surgical loop that burn excess away skin. This type of rhinophyma procedure can commonly be seen on Dr. Lee’s TLC show, Dr. Pimple Popper. Though the procedure may sound brutal, Dr. Lee explains in the post that recovery is more annoying than painful. With results like this two months later, it’s obvious why Dr. Pimple Popper is known for treating skin conditions seemingly more complex than your average pimple popping.
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Season 3 of Dr. Pimple Popper will return to TLC later this year.