by Revival Medical Clinic

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:
  1. Syringomas
  2. Trichoepithelioma
  3. Viral Warts
  4. Seborrhoeic Keratosis/ Basal Cell Papilloma/ Brown Warts
  5. Molluscum Contagiosum
  6. 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.

Viral Warts

  •  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.

Molluscum Contagiosum

  • 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.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

  • 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.

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