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Sebaceous Hyperplasia - treatment?
The key is to stop the progression of the Sebaceous Hyperplasia. Often topical cleansers and antibiotics are utilized such as metrogel. Some patients require oral antibiotic treatment to help slow the disease process. Once, the Sebaceous Hyperplasia is under some control surgical intervention can be considered to debulk the overgrowth, such as, laser ablation or resurfacing. Consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS in your area. They are experts in Skin Care. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS