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Sebaceous Hyperplasia treatment

December Special from $200 and up per lesion (depending on size, number and location). Initial consult is $200 wich will apply toward treatment cost if performed.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a common harmless enlargement of the skin oil glands.
It occurs in about 1% of the US population usually in adults in their 40’s -60’s.
Long term cyclosporine use for organ transplants may also cause sebaceous hyperplasia in about 15% of patients. Few patients may start developing sebaceous hyperplasia during puberty.

Before and After Radiosurgery removal of sebaceous hyperplasia Click on image to enlarge

Signs and Symptoms
Sebaceous Hyperplasia may present in a form of a single or multiple lesions. They usually appear on someone’s face, chest, upper arms, mouth lining and around genitals or around nipples. The lesions are small (2–9 mm), painless, whitish-yellow-to-pink or skin-colored bumps, often with a central depression or dimple.

Prognosis
Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a benign condition and does not have long term complications. Unfortunately, Sebaceous Hyperplasia will not go away on its own.
You might want to consider removing these lesions for the following reasons:
If the lesions are irritated (by shaving, by wearing glasses, or clothing) 
If they are cosmetically bothersome. 
If you have many lesions (over 10) 
If they are growing or bleeding.

Treatment options:

Distraction by blade free Radiosurgery
Freezing (cryosurgery)
Burning (cautery)
Applying topical chemicals
Applying a drug activated by light (photodynamic therapy)
Laser treatment
Cutting out the lesions (excision)


One of the list invasive and most effective treatments is blade free Radiosurgery. To learn more about this method of removal of Sebaceous Hyperplasia please click here. 

Before and After Radiosurgery for Sebaceous Hyperlasia Click on image to enlarge  

Is the procedure painful?
Minor discomfort could be felt while getting injection of Lidocain. For patients who cannot take discomfort of Lidocain injections Dr. Yagudin may apply numbing cream for about one hour which eliminates need for any needles. Once area is anesthetized Radiosurgery is painless.

How long does it take for treatment area to heal?
On average 3-7 days, depending on size location and skin type.

How much does the treatment cost?
The cost of removal flactuates between $200-$1000 depending on location, number and size of lesions. The price will be given during initial consultation. Consultation fee is $200. If treatment performed, consultation fee will be applied toward the cost of the procedure.

To find out cost of your treatment please schedule complementary consultation with Dr. Yagudin by calling our office at (212) 223 2235

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