Sebaceous Hyperplasia

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hermione1968
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by hermione1968 on Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:01 am

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

I have lived with this for a number of years. (I am 50) The only treatment I have read about that works is laser treatment, but this can leave scars. Can anyone tell me if there are alternative treatments, and also how to avoid more developing?
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Dr Sharon Wong
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by Dr Sharon Wong on Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 am

Re: Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Unfortunately the only way to remove these definitively is either by laser or to surgically remove the larger/more troublesome ones but both techniques can leave scarring. Retinoid based products (creams and in more severe cases oral) can sometimes be used to reduce the risk of further lesions
Dr Sharon Wong
Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson
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