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International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology

SEBACEOUS GLAND HYPERPLASIA

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia represents a 1 to 4 mm flesh-colored elevated lesion, often with a central dell, that occurs on the face.  Sometimes mistaken for a wart or an acne papule, this is entirely benign lesion due to obstruction of the pilo-sebaceous gland orifice.  Treatment is readily accomplished with light electrodesiccation, cryosurgery, or repeated applications of trichloracetic acid.

Lawrence Charles Parish, MD, MD (Hon)
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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