Sebaceous hyperplasia on the face (enlarged oil glands)

Hi Dr Irwin, I am so glad I found your site and even more excited that your office is close by! My question is regarding sebaceous hyperplasia - how can I get rid of them? I am 56 and they seems to be multiplying. My brother who is 11 years older than I am has them all over his face. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Karin

You’re right that these are usually genetic in that these pesky bumps track with oily skin, large pores and acne (at least in the teens).  The first thing you want to do is make a medical appointment with a good dermatologist for an accurate skin exam and diagnosis.  Make sure the doctor also does remove these.   It’s frustrating to go in only to be told that particular office doesn’t do the removal also. You’ll need to plan some time off from work to flatten these.  If you’re in our area, you are, of course, welcome to make an appointment with one of us.   Here’s more info on removing these bumps.   Dr. I

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