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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is sebaceous hyperplasia?

‌Sebaceous hyperplasia is a skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous glands (oil glands) produce too much oil, which may get trapped under the skin resulting in bumps. It becomes more common with older age.

Symptoms of sebaceous hyperplasia

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Red or yellow skin lumps

Questions your doctor may ask to check for sebaceous hyperplasia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose sebaceous hyperplasia

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have yellow or red lumps/bumps on your skin?

Treatment for sebaceous hyperplasia

There are several treatment options to remove sebaceous hyperplasia bumps. Cryotherapy is a common treatment option where the doctor freezes the bumps, causing them to dry up, fall and heal.

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