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Sebaceous Hyperplasia removal

What is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

Sebaceous hyperplasia causes small bumps to appear on the skin when sebaceous glands become enlarged. Sebaceous glands secrete an oily substance called sebum that helps protect the skin from the outside environment.

Due to an overgrowth of oil-producing cells, sebum can become trapped inside the gland, causing it to swell and form a bump under the skin. This is known as sebaceous hyperplasia.

These bumps are harmless and often appear on the forehead and cheeks. However, sebaceous glands exist all over the body, so bumps can form almost anywhere. They are more common in adults, but they can show up at any age.

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Sebaceous Hyperplasia Removal

Sebaceous hyperplasia is harmless in most cases. However, if the bumps are unsightly or embarrassing, a person may choose to have them removed. There is currently no cure for sebaceous hyperplasia. However, some medications and home remedies may be able to reduce the appearance of these bumps. Cosmetic procedures can also remove them.

A dermatologist offers various methods of removal, but a person may require multiple sessions to complete the procedure. Some possible treatments for sebaceous hyperplasia include the following:

  • Retinol
  • Facial Peels
  • Laser Therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrocautery 
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Antiandrogen medications
  • Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions – Sebaceous Hyperplasia

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