Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. Lesions can be single or multiple and manifest as yellowish, soft, small papules on the face (particularly nose, cheeks, and forehead). Sebaceous hyperplasia occasionally also occurs on the chest. Lesions of sebaceous hyperplasia are benign, with no known potential for malignant transformation, but may be associated with non melanoma skin cancer in transplantation patients.
There is really no well-known prevention for this condition. Things for instance washing one’s face regularly in order to help keep the face clear of excess oil and dirt is a good tip to help with prevention and can help to prevent these lesions but not all of them. Facial peels as well as light therapy can help to prevent this condition.
Sebaceous hyperplasia may be removed through cauterization, surgical excision or laser treatment. One other option is cryosurgery. This involves the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the papules. The frozen papules will eventually slough off on their own after some time, revealing healed skin underneath.
There is no stopping you from considering treatment for sebaceous hyperplasia. Like any other condition though, it is often best to consider less invasive treatment options first. If minimally invasive procedures have to be considered, you should carefully discuss your options with your doctor. A major risk with treatment is scarring. You might be better off waiting for the papules to disappear rather than risk getting scarred. You just have to remember not to touch the papules to avoid irritation and the need for serious treatment.
Treatment with the Skin Classic is easy and very effective without all the invasive typical medical interventions. These yellowish papules require the F-12 probe along with a power setting of 30-40 intensity. The inheritant moisture (sebum) is drawn to the probe. This technique is unique to all other minor irregularities.
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