Sebaceous hyperplasia

What is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a benign small bump which forms on the skin which are either skin coloured or may have a slight pink tinge to it.  These bumps usually occur from damage to the skin, which then leads to the sebaceous gland of the body to overproduce a certain chemical, known as Sebum. The glands can also be damaged and may become too big or blocked. This then in turn creates bumps that may be sort of hard, with the colour of white or yellow on the surface. 

The bumps can be either spread out or can form together in cluster. The common areas of appearance on the body are the forehead, temples, and the middle of the face. This makes them particularly unappealing due to their very visible nature, and can affect one’s self-confidence.  

Cause of Sebaceous Hyperplasia

One of the big causes of this issue is a frequent and often harmful exposure to sunlight. The sunlight can damage the skin and the glands; therefore it is essential to use an appropriate protecting mechanism such as a sunscreen, or to avoid the sun as much as possible, should one wish to avoid this issue. 

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatment

There are many treatment options available for sebaceous hyperplasia. This includes laser treatment, which can work on a removal of these unwelcome visitors. It is something one may wish to explore should they wish to remove sebaceous hyperplasia. In addition, they are many homeopathic remedies/ creams which can be used, but they tend to not be as effective as a form of treatment which directly attacks the bumps. 

If one is suffering from these issues, you may wish to seek help locally, by visiting your doctor or a dermatologist. Should you not succeed in seeking help locally and wish a more tailored approach, then why not contact us here at Renew Skin & Health Clinic? We are located on 18 Guy Street in Leamington Spa, CV32 4RT. We can arrange to book you in for a consultation and discuss which treatment may be the most appropriate for you. You can also contact us on call skin specialist uk 01926 422 454, to book in your consultation, and our lines are open from 9AM – 9PM. Please be aware that there will be consultation fees of £100.00, and during the consultation, we will discuss the costs of the treatment for your specific, individual case.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia patch test 

After the consultation, our specialist doctor will give you a patch test, which will be done with two or three different devices, in order to see the effectiveness of each. We will then allow this to heal completely. 6 weeks later we shall review the situation, and you will then know which form of treatment will be the best in your individual case, and further treatment will then be geared according to the patch test results.


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