What is Sebaceous Hyperplasia? - Beach Beauty Bar and Acne Clinic

What is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

Have you noticed small bumps on your skin that are often flesh-colored, white, or yellow? If so, it’s likely that you are experiencing a very common skin condition called sebaceous hyperplasia. These bumps usually appear on the face, particularly the forehead and the nose. People often think it’s acne but it doesn’t extract.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia is like a small donut buildup on your skin. Often times it’s difficult to separate this condition from acne because they appear to be similar. However, acne forms when a person/s follicles become blocked, and oil builds up under the skin.

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What Causes Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

Well, sebaceous glands are attached to hair follicles all over your body and they release sebum onto your skin’s surface.  Sebum is a mixture of fats and cell debris that helps to keep your skin flexible and hydrated.

Sebaceous hyperplasia occurs when the sebaceous glands become enlarged with trapped sebum. This creates shiny bumps that appear on the skin. While these bumps are harmless, people often treat them for cosmetic reasons.

These bumps usually have a slight indentation in the center and a white or yellow outer edge. While this typically occurs on the face, there have also been reports of sebaceous hyperplasia appearing across many parts of the body. 

Sebaceous hyperplasia occurs in the sebaceous gland itself.

How To Treat Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Consider using a daily gentle facial wash, an appropriate day moisturizer, and a nighttime repairing cream.

Look for products with alpha-hydroxy acids, or AHAs within their ingredients as they help increase the skin’s cellular turnover rate. Also, look for such ingredients as hyaluronic acid that encourage protection of the skin’s water barrier. Skin that is dehydrated automatically spurs the pores to increase oil production. Keeping skin properly hydrated and balanced will help minimize instances of sebaceous hyperplasia.

Two machines that are effective in removing Sebaceous Hyperplasia are Clear by Skin Sheek and Thermoclear.

Clear by Skin Sheek device is a non-invasive treatment using high frequency to treat minor skin irregularities without penetrating the surface of the skin.

The ThermoClear modality utilizes both low and high radio frequency technology that can treat most skin types. Moreover, treatments include epidermal skin imperfections: small Spider Capillaries, Cherry Angiomas, Milia, Acne, Skin Tags, Sebaceous Hyperplasia, Fibromas, Cholesterol Deposits, Sun and Age Spots.

Both of these simple procedures use low and high-frequency radio waves to zap those annoying surface problems with no downtime and very little discomfort.

Speak to your licensed skincare therapist to find an esthetician who uses one of these modalities to remove them.

The Bottom Line

While there is no way to prevent sebaceous hyperplasia, there are ways to reduce your risk of getting it. One way is to wash your face with a cleanser that has salicylic acid or low levels of retinol. This can help your sebaceous glands from clogging.

Sebaceous hyperplasia is also linked to sun exposure. So by staying out of the sun, you can also prevent it. When you’re out in the sun, you can use Sun Guard SPF 30. It’s acne-safe and is appropriate for all skin types. It doesn’t leave the skin looking pale after applying on medium to dark skin tones. It truly is perfection in sun protection!  A great daily SPF for those who don’t want any added color or tint.

And wear a hat to protect your scalp and face. If you’re not sure which sunscreen is best for you, here is a good place to start.

Are you ready to go all-in for clear skin? If you’re a victim of sebaceous hyperplasia, there’s no need to live with stubborn skin blemishes.

Let us help you start the process of getting the clear skin you love. Schedule your initial consultation and we’ll get you the treatment that’s best for you.

Cheers to clear!


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