Concerned about Some Weird Skin Growth on Face?
- There are multiple causes for skin growth on face which can happen to everyone.
- Skin growth on face might not be necessary only due to acne or oil seeds.
- It could be something else.
- So, what is the other possibilities of skin growth on face beside acne?
- It could be:
- Viral Warts
- Seborrhoeic Keratosis/ Basal Cell Papilloma/ Brown Warts
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Oil Seeds is a Common or Layman Terms on Majority of Growth of Skin on Face, but What are Those Skin Growths Really are?
So, What are They?
- Syringomas are harmless sweat duct growth.
- They are most commonly found in clusters on the eyelids but they also may arise elsewhere on the face such as armpits, umbilical, chest etc.
- Syringomas may easily confused with Xanthelasma patch (Cholesterol deposits on eyelid)
- Treatment: Often treated with laser.
- Usually treatment with laser needs to be repeated multiple times as syringomas tends to recur.
- Due to the lesions (syringomas) are often deep, removal with laser would probable causes scarring.
- Single or multiple benign hair follicle growth arise on face after puberty.
- The growth forms rudimentary hair follicles but do not form actual hair shafts.
- Individual lesion might confuse with Basal Cell Carcinoma (Solitary Tumours)
- Multiple lesions might confuse with Milias ( Small Epithelial Cysts) or Syringomas
- Treament: Often with laser.
- Usually treatment with laser needs to be repeated multiple times as partial removal of the lesions will usually followed by regrowth.
- Removal with laser would probably causes scarring also.
- Warts are skin growth that caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
- More than 70 HPV subtypes are found
- Its common and spread by direct contact or auto-inocculation
- Treatment choices such as Cryotherapy, Laser, Chemical Treatment and Electrosurgery.
Seborrhoeic Keratosis/ Basal Cell Papilloma/ Brown Warts
- Common lesions happen in adults life
- They appear like a pigmentation patch stick on the skin
- Treatments choices such as Cryotherapy, Laser, Shave Biopsy and Electrosurgery.
- Common viral skin infection affecting children. It can also happen in adults although rarer
- Appears as cluster of small bumps especially as moist places such as armpit, behind knees and groins.
- Frequently associated with eczema/ atopy dermatitis.
- Treatment choices such as Cryotherapy, Laser and Chemical treatment
- It is possible to be spontaneous resolving on its own without any treatments.
- Enlarged sebaceous gland commonly seen on forehead or cheek of middle aged or elderly
- It is a form of benign/ harmless hair follicle growth.
- Treatments choices such as Laser and Electrosurgery.