Skin Lesions - Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common and harmless skin condition characterised by bumps in the skin from enlarged sebaceous (oil) glands on facial skin. This may be caused by too much oil production getting trapped under the skin or, more commonly, by overgrowth with swelling of the glands themselves. Since oil glands encircle the hair follicles and drain their oil through the pore, when they swell around the hair follicle they look like slightly pale tiny (2-4mm) doughnuts with the pore in the centre.
Sebaceous means 'of the oil glands', and Hyperplasia means 'enlargement of'.
We will create a treatment plan for your skin, which may include one or a combination of the below:
Topical retinoic acid in a prescription concentrate; PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT); Electrocauterisation using a radiofrequency device (RF): Curettage. See the treatment guide below for more information about each of the options listed.
Other methods of treatment may include freezing, burning and some lasers which also may cause unacceptable scarring and pigmentation changes. Some topical solutions may not be permanent with the condition recurring, so we recommend a consultation for the best treatment option for you.
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