Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatment Toolbox

Angela Christiansen|September 26, 2014

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Girl using magnifying glassWhat is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?

Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a frustrating skin condition of your oil glands that results in benign overgrowths called sebaceous hyperplasia papules. Often associated with rosacea, the actual cause of this overgrowth of your oil glands is still unknown. As Dr. Bailey explains in her original blog post "Dermatologist Tips to Treat Sebaceous Hyperplasia":

We don’t know why sebaceous hyperplasia happens, but the growths are more likely to occur in people prone to rosacea, especially those with oily skin and large pores. My approach to helping someone in my practice whose skin is a “sebaceous hyperplasia former” is to try to counter these characteristics. I do it with skin care, diet, and procedures.

Dr. Bailey's Sebaceous Hyperplasia Toolbox

1. Skin Care

  • Dr. Bailey's Facial Redness Relief Kits including a paraben free version (2nd pic)

Facial Redness Relief Kit for Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous Hyperplasia with Facial redness relief kit "Thank you for offering real help with the facial redness relief kit!" "My confidence and outlook is so much better than it was. The zinc soap, the power-of-3-cream, and some baked powder have been like miracles to me….” - Patty K  12/13

Deep Pore Cleansing Products

  • Prescription Tretinoin Cream - contact your local physician

clarisonic for Sebaceous Hyperplasia treatmentDemodex Mite TreatmentsBenzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cream for Sebaceous Hyperplasia treatment

  • Prescription Permethrin Cream - contact your local physician

2. Diet

  • Decrease rich foods and increase veggies

3. Skin Procedures

  • Electrocautery with a low current and fine epilating needle - shrink papules with no scarring or marks

These 3 aspects comprise Dr. Bailey's Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatment Toolbox. Although there is no cure for sebaceous hyperplasia, there are several methods to reduce symptoms and maintain relatively clear skin. If you are a sebaceous hyperplasia sufferer, have you found any other helpful methods for your skin? Please share in comments below!

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