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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are ways to stop my sebaceous cysts from growing?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
No sure fire cure: Some feel oral retinoids may help decrease this activity but they are not generally used for this purpose. Probably the same is true or even less likely for topical retinoids which ar unlikely to penetrate to the deep dermis where they occur.

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