I Have Sebacious Hyperplasia Bumps on my Forehead. Will Fraxel Help?

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Acid is a simple method for oil glands

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Bi- or dichloracetic acid (DCA) is preferentially absorbed by fatty tissue. Application with a toothpick of 90-100% DCA just to the oil glands can be an easy, cheap method to treat unwanted sebaceous hyperplasia or oil glands.


Charlotte Dermatologist
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Sebaceous Hyperplasia

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Fraxel may help treat this condition.  However ,a much easier way is to have them treated with a device called Electrocautery that every dermatologist has in their office.  This just melts the glands away.  Healing time is a about 5-7 days.  Dr. Halem

Monica Halem, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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The best way to treat sebaceous hyperplasia is to individually vaporize each spot with a focused laser.

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I have treated 100's of patients over the past 20 years for sebaceous hyperplasia.  In my hands a single 10 to 20 minute treatment with a focused co2 /erbium laser will completely remove most lesions.  It takes about one week to heal.  Patients who have oily skin will gradually make new lesions so occasional treatments every few years may be necessary.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fraxel for Sebaceous Hyperplasia

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Fraxel may or may not help your condition.  It depends on how large/prominent your sebaceous hyperplasia are, and how much experience your laser operator has.  Please ask whomever is planning to do your procedure if he or she has experience with your issue.

Sheri G. Feldman, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
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