Sebaceous Gland Hyperplasia

Established in 2008, Derrow Dermatology is committed to providing the highest standard of dermatological care in a convenient, state-of-the-art setting to patients of all ages.

What Is Sebaceous Gland Hyperplasia?

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia is a very common benign skin growth on the face that increase in number as we age. The growth is caused by an overabundance of sebaceous glands causing them to enlarge several times their normal size. Sebaceous hyperplasia can appear as a single bump or in a cluster. They are usually skin colored but may take on a white or yellowish hue.

A visual inspection is typically all that is needed to diagnose sebaceous hyperplasia. Dr. Witt may request a biopsy if the lesion is suspicious.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia is harmless, but many patients find them aesthetically-displeasing and opt to have them removed for cosmetic purposes. At Derrow Dermatology, we have easy and effective methods available to remove these lesions depending on their size.

  • Electrodesiccation
  • Shave Excision

Dr. Witt will visually assess your sebaceous hyperplasia and customize a treatment plan at the time of your consultation.