TREATING FORDYCE GLAND HYPERPLASIA

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Fordyce gland hyperplasia involving the upper lip is a benign condition that does not require therapy, but it is not cosmetically pleasing. Is there any treatment to improve the appearance?
—Janja Viltuznik, MD, Orange, Calif.

I usually use light electrodesiccation with a Hyfrecator to treat this condition. It can also be treated with a carbon-dioxide laser.
—Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD (108-21)

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