Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatment
Treatment is not required for sebaceous hyperplasia, although it may be requested for cosmetic reasons. Cryosurgery, carbon dioxide laser, electrodesiccation and curettage, and trichloroacetic acid are all effective in ablating individual lesions. The sebaceous lobules located within the superficial dermis must be destroyed for the treatment to be successful. Care must be taken to avoid over treatment so as to minimize the risk of permanent scarring. Reassurance is often all that is needed for the patient with sebaceous hyperplasia.