Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous hyperplasia growths are smooth or waxy, small white or yellow bumps on the face commonly mistaken for whitehead pimples. They are frequently unsuccessfully extracted during facials. These benign growths are enlarged clusters of normal oil glands in the skin, most commonly appearing in the 3rd or 4th decade of life and can increase in number and size over time.

Sebaceous hyperplasia can be successfully removed using electrodessication and/or laser.



Clinical Example of Sebaceous Hyperplasia

(Photo Above: Sebaceous hyperplasia on nose and cheeks)

(Photo Above: Sebaceous hyperplasia on cheek treated using laser)



Sebaceous Hyperplasia Under Microscope

Extra benign oil glands under surface of skin