What is it?
Sebaceous Hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands found on the forehead and cheeks. They appear as small yellow bumps up to 3mm in diameter. Close inspection reveals a central hair follicle surrounded by yellowish lobules, and often prominent blood vessels are present.
Who is affected by it?
This condition affects the middle-aged and elderly. It may also be more prevalent in immunosuppressed patients, for example following an organ transplant.
What causes it?
This is a form of benign hair follicle tumour, and is harmless.
How can it be treated?
At Appearances Aesthetics, we can offer advanced electrolysis to treat sebaceous hyperplasia. It is easily sustained by the body and relatively painless.
Does Advanced Electrolysis hurt?
We recommend you apply a topical anaesthetic cream thickly, covered with a plaster one hour prior to the treatment to minimise discomfort during the treatment. Such creams are available from any chemist or pharmacy, such as Emla or Amitop.
Are there any side effects from the treatment?
There is no recovery time as such from advanced electrolysis; you can return to work and normal activities immediately after a treatment.
Depending on the particular skin condition being treated and the size of it, you can expect some post treatment discomfort and scabbing as the area heals.
If the area being treated is on your face, you may wish to plan treatment around social events if you do not wish to attend them before post-treatment healing has completed.
Is there any danger of infection?
Any instrument used in contact with the skin is disposed of after each use. This is especially important with the needle and the needle holder. All areas are sterilised, at least twice, with a specialised skin and instrument disinfectant.
How do I book an appointment?