Top 20 Doctor insights on: Whats the best way to remove sebaceous hyperplasia
Destruction: Treatments are mostly mechanical. Lesions tend to recur unless the entire unit is destroyed or excised. Risk of permanent scarring must be considered when treating benign lesions. Treatment options include: photodynamic therapy (pdt), cryotherapy, cauterization or electrodesiccation, topical chemical treatments. Risk of atrophic scarring or transient dyspigmentation are potential complications. ...Read more
Excision: Unfortunately, there are no medications that will decrease sebaceous gland hyperplasia. Usually on the nose, forehead or scalp as the most common locations, if they are "unsightly" then, excision is curative. ...Read more
None: There are very limited options in the treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia. Your dermatologist can lightly burn the top off, but they will probably come back. If you take high doses of Vitamin A, that might work. However, I would not recommend that, since there could be many side effects. Minor ones include dry skin, while a major one is headaches caused by swelling of the brain. ...Read more
Try retinoic acid: A retinoic acid derivative may help. You are free to consider this "natural" as it's basically vitamin A. Sebaceous hyperplasia really doesn't require treatment. I honor your interest in folk / "natural" remedies, but I hope that if you have something serious involving your skin -- such as a cancer -- you opt for something from the 21st century that will actually work. ...Read more
Need more info: Not enough info to make a diagnosis, Advise you to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Treatment options: Sebaceous hyperplasia are a common, benign lesion on the face that do not go away on there own. The treatment options include specific lasers and needle epilation. ...Read more
Had spot on labia minora asked for biopsy scared it was vin from hpv biopsy says sebaceous hyperplasia benign does that rule out vin?
Benign Sebaceous Hyperplasia is not VIN. Its just a little thickening of the sebaceous glands. Its not cancerous or pre-cancerous. You can read a lot more here: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1059368-overview
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How to treat sebaceous hyperplasia on forehead? And a tiny milia dot under eye? Just looks bad. Will see dermatologist.
Since you are: Going to see a dermatologist - I think it would be best to rely on that doctor's evaluation and treatment plan. You are asking us how to treat this on the general health education site of Health Tap. I think you may be putting the cart before the horse here. ...Read more
No: So a sebaceous cyst can shrink or get infected and grow - but it is never really completely gone unless it is resected (removed) surgically. This is because the entire cyst shell and wall must be removed. The best person to do this is a surgeon or someone with lots of experience. See your local doctor or general or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi. Does sebacceous hyperplasia always need to be biopsied for diagnosis or can dermascope be enough? I recently had one cauterised but now worried.
No: Usually diagnosed by simple inspection without need for instrument or biopsy. Sometimes unusual features indicate the value of a biopsy. ...Read more
Oil glands: Sebaceous hyperplasia refers to over production of oil glands of the face resulting in small yellow bumps. The condition can be aggravated by the sun. ...Read more