Sebaceous Hyperplasia Removal

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a very common condition that causes small bumps on the skin. These bumps are harmless and often appear on the forehead and cheeks but they can form almost anywhere of the body. They are more common in middle-aged and older people, but they can show up at any age.

Fair-skinned people older than 40 tend to develop the condition, especially when their skin has frequently been exposed to the sun. People may be more likely to develop sebaceous hyperplasia if they have a family history. Also, people with suppressed immune systems and those who are taking cyclosporine (immunosuppressant medication) may have a higher risk of sebaceous hyperplasia.

The main symptom of sebaceous hyperplasia is the appearance of shiny and small bumps under the skin. They can have a slight indentation in the center and a white or yellow outer edge. It may be difficult to distinguish the condition from acne. However, a whitehead or blackhead usually have a lifted center, while bumps caused by sebaceous hyperplasia are indented. These bumps typically cause no pain.

As prevention, facial cleanser, toner with glycolic acid and salicylic acid, exfoliants, and retinol visibly help reduce sebaceous hyperplasia. It is most effective if you use skincare products once or twice a day. We also recommend regular chemical peeling as a prevention of new sebaceous hyperplasia.

At LiLyDermis medispa in NW Calgary, sebaceous hyperplasia can professionally be removed by electrocautery, electrocoagulation, and thermocoagulation techniques.

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