Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatments from U.S. Dermatology Partners

What Is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a benign bump on the skin that forms as a result of over-productive oil glands. When oil glands are damaged, they can become enlarged and clogged, leading to this condition. It is primarily a cosmetic concern rather than a medical problem.

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a benign bump on the skin that forms as a result of over-productive oil glands

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a benign bump on the skin that forms as a result of over-productive oil glands.

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Who Is at Risk for Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

Fair-skinned people who have oily or combination skin are more prone to it. It primarily affects newborns and adults beginning in middle age.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Symptoms

Sebaceous hyperplasia causes small, pimple-like growths on the face

Sebaceous hyperplasia causes small, pimple-like growths on the face. (Source)

The primary symptom is a small, yellowish pimple-like growth that usually appears on your face. Such growths can also appear on your chest, genitals, upper arms and may bleed if scratched.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatments

Treating sebaceous hyperplasia will usually require help from a dermatologist. The doctors at U.S. Dermatology Partners have several options, including:

  • Facial peels
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Surgical excision
  • Prescription medication

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Prevention

Avoiding exposure to the sun is believed to be one trigger. At this time, there is no sure prevention or cure for it, but with help from a dermatologist, you can reduce the symptoms — and the effect this condition has on your life.

*Results may vary by individual

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