What is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?
Sebaceous hyperplasia affects mainly the middle-aged and elderly though on rare occasions it can affect young adults. It’s a harmless skin disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands, where the sebaceous gland becomes enlarged. When it becomes too big it protrudes to the surface of the skin and is visible as a soft, small papule (lump) up to 3 mm in diameter that is depressed in the centre (similar to a ring doughnut). Sebaceous hyperplasia may look like a spot, but it should not be squeezed as this may led to scarring.
Close inspection reveals a central hair follicle surrounded by yellowish lobules. There are often prominent blood vessels. Lesions may be single or multiple and appear yellowish, soft small raised lumps on the face, in particular around the nose, cheeks, face and forehead.
Sebaceous Hyperplasia may be more prevalent in immuno-suppressed patients, for example those following organ transplantation. Around 10-16% of people on long-term’ Cyclosporine A’ for organ transplant also develop Sebaceous Hyperplasia . It is also frequently prominent in the rare Torre-Muir syndrome.
The exact cause of Sebaceous Hyperplasia is unclear, however this condition is commonly seen on people with oily skin, there also appears to be a hormonal link too. Genetics, sun exposure, ageing, and acne are also believed to be a factor in the development of Sebaceous Hyperplasia. Only a doctor can diagnose skin lesions, if you suspect you have a sebaceous Hyperplasia, it is a good idea to see a dermatologist. Basal cell carcinoma and sebaceous hyperplasia can look similar, so a proper diagnosis is needed.
Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatment
We treat sebaceous hyperplasia using highly effective Advanced Cosmetic Procedures or ACP. Click here to find out more about the treatment>> This can be used to remove hyperplasia at a fraction of the cost of many other treatments and without the scarring associated with other methods. Usually only one treatment of the area is required. Call us today on 01962 809937 for an assessment of your condition.
More and more we are asked to treat clients with this condition from all over the south of England as many people have received bad treatment that has caused scarring. Our treatment gives a very good cosmetic outcome that our clients love and re-visit us for time and time again as a solution to their sebaceous hyperplasia.
The Advanced Cosmetic Procedures we use to treat Sebaceous Hyperplasia have been a popular treatment in America for some time. We use the same system to treat sebaceous hyperplasia as you can see here in this video from the States.
Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatment in Winchester
We are located in the heart of the city of Winchester with easy access via road or rail. We are just off the High Street in Winchester giving us a uniquely central yet discrete location.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a condition that many clinics either don’t treat, or treat badly which results in scarring. We have had clients who have described doctors using what looked like a soldering iron to treat it which resulted in scarring or worse, the sebaceous hyperplasia was surgically cut out which again resulted in scarring. Our treatment is highly targeted and is designed as a cosmetic treatment – that is, there should be preferably no scarring. Because of this we have clients who visit us for specialist skin treatments such as treatment for sebaceous hyperplasia from all over the UK including Southampton, Portsmouth,London, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Brighton and Chichester, Reading in Berkshire, and Esher in Surrey