Sebaceous Hyperplasia in Garden City, NY

Sebaceous Hyperplasia in Garden City, Long Island

Applied Aesthetic offers advanced cosmetic dermatology services to men and women located in New York. Led by board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Natalie Sharp, Applied Aesthetic is proud to offer cutting-edge minimally invasive and non-surgical dermatology treatments to residents of Long Island, Queens and New York City.

WHAT IS SEBACEOUS HYPERPLASIA?

Sebaceous hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands seen on the forehead or cheeks of the middle-aged and older people. Sebaceous hyperplasia appears as small yellow bumps up to 3 mm in diameter. Close inspection reveals a central hair follicle surrounded by yellowish lobules. There are often prominent blood vessels, best seen using dermoscopy.

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a form of benign hair follicle tumour. The lesions are sometimes confused with basal cell carcinoma. Sebaceous hyperplasia may be more prevalent in immunosuppressed patients: for example, in a patient following organ transplantation.

HOW DO WE TREAT SEBACEOUS HYPERPLASIA?

Sebaceous hyperplasia is harmless and does not require any treatment. However, for cosmetic reasons or if they are bothersome if irritated, individual lesions may be removed by light electrocautery or laser vaporisation.

When the lesions are severe, extensive or disfiguring, oral isotretinoin is effective in clearing lesions but these may recur when treatment is stopped. In females, antiandrogens may help improve the appearance.

Applied Aesthetic provides men and women of New York with advanced cosmetic dermatology services. Located in the heart of Garden City, we serve Long Island, Queens and New York City. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.
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