Sebaceous Hyperplasia

What is it?

Sebaceous Hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands found on the forehead and cheeks. They appear as small yellow bumps up to 3mm in diameter. Close inspection reveals a central hair follicle surrounded by yellowish lobules, and often prominent blood vessels are present.

sebaceous hyperplasia

Who is affected by it?

This condition affects the middle-aged and elderly. It may also be more prevalent in immunosuppressed patients, for example following an organ transplant.

What causes it?

This is a form of benign hair follicle tumour, and is harmless.

Treating Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Electrolysis can be used to treat this condition. The treatment itself is easily sustained by the body, with minimal after effects.

Read more about the skin conditions we treat here.


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