If your sebaceous hyperplasia is due to oily skin, then preparations to reduce oiliness might help to prevent further lesions appearing. Using a daily exfoliating wash might help here.

However, for existing sebaceous hyperplasia, there tends to be little progress achieved by using topical preparations.

Once they’ve formed, sebaceous hyperplasia tend to be quite stubborn and won’t go away on their own.

The appearance of certain sebaceous hyperplasia may look very similar to basal cell carcinoma, a much more serious condition. If there is any doubt or concern, the lesion will be sent away for testing. Patients will be informed of the result as quickly as possible.

The vast majority of sebaceous hyperplasia are completely harmless, but we always err on the side of caution with regard to any testing.

Sebaceous hyperplasia removal is carried out by Dr Ross Perry, founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics. As a GP and NHS skin cancer reconstruction surgeon, he is highly experienced in diagnosis and removal of skin lesions of all types.