What is sebaceous hyperplasia?

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a benign condition in which the sebaceous glands (the glands that lubricate and waterproof our skin and hair) become enlarged around tiny hair follicles of the facial skin. This disorder usually produces yellowish or flesh-colored bumps on the face, and will generally affect newborns and middle-aged to elderly people.

This condition is usually inherited. Contrary to popular belief, is not caused by oily skin or infections.

The symptoms of sebaceous hyperplasia

There is only one symptom of sebaceous hyperplasia: 1-5mm papules (elevated skin with no visible fluid) that can develop on the forehead, nose, and cheeks. These papules may be cauliflower-shaped.

Treatments in NW Calgary

For sebaceous hyperplasia treatments in northwest Calgary, Fresh Laser Skin Studio provides:

Laser vein removal
Laser Vein Removal

Uses the Nd:Yag laser to treat individual blood vessels.
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ThermoClear Pro RF
ThermoClear Pro RF

The number one treatment for milia, sebaceous hyperplasia and cholesterol deposits. Safe and effective!
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Book a free consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio

To get started, fill out the form on our site or give us a call at (403) 264-4494┬áto book your free consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary. Even though this condition is benign, it can a very frustrating skin condition to live with. But Fresh Laser is here to help you get the skin you’ve always wanted. Get fresh; your skin will thank you!

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