How To Manage Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common skin condition that affects the sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing oil to lubricate the skin. In sebaceous hyperplasia, these glands become enlarged and produce excess oil, leading to the formation of small, yellowish bumps on the skin. These bumps are typically found on the face, neck, chest, and back, and they can range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is usually harmless and does not require treatment. However, some people may find the bumps unsightly or uncomfortable, and may seek treatment to remove them. There are a number of topical medications and dermatologic treatments that can be used to manage sebaceous hyperplasia, including:
TOPICAL RETINOIDSRetinoids are a type of vitamin A that can help to reduce the production of oil and shrink the size of sebaceous glands. They are available in a variety of forms, including creams, gels, and lotions.
SALICYLIC ACIDSalicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid that can help to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. It is available in a variety of products, including cleansers, toners, and serums.
LASER, LIGHT, AND ENERGY-BASED DEVICESLaser, light, and energy-based device therapy, such as HOO SEB-CLEAR, can be used to destroy sebaceous glands and remove sebaceous hyperplasia bumps. This treatment is typically performed by a board-certified dermatologist. If you are considering treatment for sebaceous hyperplasia or the yellow bumps on your skin, come and visit a board-certified dermatologist at any of the HOO Dermatology branches near you. Schedule an appointment via the HOO Factor hotline at 0917 576-2326 or through the HOO Dermatology website.
HOO Dermatology branches: 205 EDSA, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Malls the 30th, Greenbelt 5, Robinsons Place Manila, Marquee Mall, TriNoma, and Vertis North.