Unwanted skin lesions

As we all get older we develop annoying minor skin lesions that we feel as lumps and bumps. Frequently they develop right where we don’t want them like on our face, eye lids or neck. Although skin lesions are harmless they are very annoying, don’t look nice and often get sore because they simply get in the way. Your GP will generally advise you to live with them or may remove with the skin lesions liquid nitrogen, depending on type and placement of the lesion itself. We use diathermy which is quick and the results are usually immediate. Many will be removed instantly however Sebohorric Hyperplasias may require several treatments mainly dependant upon on their size.


Sebaceous hyperplasia

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. Lesions are soft and yellow with a surface ranging from smooth to yellowish lumps a noticeable lump (size of a match head) with most being between 2-9 mm and often the lesion has a cauliflower like or doughnut shaped appearance.

The sebaceous gland is attached to the hair follicle and its function is to product oil to oil the hair and oil the skin to assist it retain moisture and waterproof the skin. And yes the good news is that we can remove these easily and simply. Usually small ones can be treated in one session and larger ones can be treated over 2-3 sessions. Manual extraction (you) will not release the sebum!