Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a disorder in which the sebaceous glands (located within the skin, which secrete sebum, an oily substance) become enlarged, producing shiny, yellow bumps on the face (particularly on the nose, forehead and cheeks). It is benign in nature, and it affects adults of middle ages or older. Very rarely, it also affects the chest, mouth, scrotum, vulva. It is generally 1-5 mm in size. It is different from acne, which appears on adolescents and teens. It generally affects people who go through transplants. This type of disorder is not harmless at all, but if a patient finds it bothersome to look at, or is uneasy with it cosmetically, he or she may go to a skin specialist, who can remove individual lesions by laser vaporization or electrocautery. For females, antiandrogens can help improve appearance.
How does Sebaceous Hyperplasia look like?
The sebaceous glands become enlarged, producing shiny, yellow bumps on the face, and very rarely on other parts of the body.
Here are some pictures of Sebaceous Hyperplasia.