Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatments at IDI

Are you dealing with small, yellowish, or flesh-colored bumps on your skin? It might be Sebaceous hyperplasia, a common skin condition that affects all types of people (especially people over 40).

At IDI, we can help diagnose and treat many skin conditions, including sebaceous hyperplasia.

Here, we’ll discuss the signs and symptoms, and some of the most common treatment options available today.

What is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

While harmless, these small bumps can make you self-conscious about your appearance. It’s not acne, but some people confuse it with acne.

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a skin condition with enlarged sebaceous glands. When these glands grow, they form small, yellowish, or flesh-colored bumps on the skin. These glands produce sebum, a natural oil that lubricates and protects the skin.

You might experience them most commonly on your face, forehead, cheeks, and nose. However, they can also come up on other body parts, including your chest, back, and arms.

While sebaceous hyperplasia can affect anyone, it is more common in older adults over 40 and those with oily skin.

Symptoms of Sebaceous Hyperplasia

As mentioned above, the most common symptom of sebaceous hyperplasia is the appearance of small bumps on the skin.

Other symptoms include:

  • Raised, dome-shaped bumps on the skin
  • A yellowish or flesh-colored appearance
  • Bumps with a central indentation or pore

Treatment Options for Sebaceous Hyperplasia

IDI provides many treatment options to help you remove sebaceous hyperplasia.

Here are just some of the treatments available:

Topical Treatments: Over-the-counter creams or prescription medications containing retinoids or salicylic acid may effectively reduce the appearance of sebaceous hyperplasia. These medications work by exfoliating the skin and reducing sebum buildup in the pores.

Cryotherapy: This procedure involves freezing the sebaceous hyperplasia bumps with liquid nitrogen.

Electrosurgery: Electrosurgery involves using a high-frequency electrical current to destroy the sebaceous hyperplasia bumps.

Laser Treatments: Laser treatments might be effective and safe but may require multiple sessions to achieve desired results.

Chemical Peels: Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin that exfoliates the top layer of skin and reduces the appearance of sebaceous hyperplasia.

IDI is proud to provide cosmetic dermatology services for men and women. Please make an online appointment or call today to discuss your Sebaceous Hyperplasia treatment with a Board-Certified Dermatologist or a Licensed Healthcare Professional.


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