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