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Sebaceous Hyperplasias

Treatments: Smoothbeam laser, photodynamic therapy, CO2 laser ablation, electrofulguration, curettage.

These benign yellowish growths occur on the face anytime after the age of 30. They tend to run in families. Occasionally, they can resemble basal cell cancers of the skin and should be evaluated before treatment. Destruction of the underlying enlarged oil gland is the aim of all treatments.

The only treatments that provide results without scarring is Smoothbeam laser or photodynamic therapy because they selectively target sebaceous (oil) glands. Other modalities include ablation by CO2 laser, slow melting of the oil gland with an electric needle (electrofulguration), and scraping of the oil gland (curettage).

Depending on the size of the enlarged oil gland, one or treatments are necessary to achieve complete destruction with any of the above treatment modalities. Treatment of the existing glands cannot prevent development of new sebaceous hyperplasias at other sites.

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