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Sebaceous Hyperplasia

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What are sebaceous hyperplasia?

People with sebaceous hyperplasia have small yellow-whitish bumps on the face. These bumps are benign enlargements of facial oil glands. When inspected through a magnifying glass, a tiny central pore can be seen.

Since these glands are deep under the skin, they cannot be completely removed without leaving a mark or scar. However, they can be made smaller and flatter by various treatments.

No one knows why these oil glands enlarge. Sun damage has been suggested as a contributing factor. Also, age may play a role, as he older a person gets, the more sebaceous hyperplasia may develop.

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.