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 sebaceous hyperplasia?
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 sebaceous hyperplasia?
This is a form of benign hair follicle tumour, and is harmless.