Sebaceous Gland Hyperplasia

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia are benign lesions caused by overactive oil glands.  They look like flesh colored bumps.  There are several different treatments for sebaceous gland hyperplasia, which are more common is oily skin. These also start to get more numerous as we age.  The most common form of treatment is electrocautery, which is the use of an electric needle (after the skin is anesthetized) to shrink the surface of the gland and make it less visible.  They can also be treated with lasers or with photodynamic therapy.  Individuals with sebaceous gland hyperplasia should also be using retinol or retinoid cream or gel as this tends to keep the glands from being especially overavtive.