Fordyce spots are a skin disorder, affecting both men and women, which manifest through small, round, painless and asymptomatic pale bumps or granules appearing mostly on the penis shaft or scrotum (in men), on the labia (in women) and on the lips (in both genders). Renew Skin & Health Clinic comes to your aid yet with another professional Fordyce spots removal treatment, which is tailored according to your individual needs and requirements.
Also called angiokeratoma of the scrotum, sebaceous prominence, Fordyce granules or Fordyce’s condition, this skin disorder is in fact represented by ectopic sebaceous glands, which are not associated to any dermatological disease or illness. Like in the case of the Pearly Penile Papules, the Fordyce spots are simply a cosmetic issue, hindering people from having a normal sexual activity as these growths may be mistaken for various sexually transmitted diseases.
Dermatologists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic consider that the main cause of the Fordyce spots is sebum or the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands. Generally, the oil is secreted through an opening into the hair follicle, but since these are ectopic sebaceous glands and they are displaced, the sebum gets trapped and has no outlet to be eliminated from the body. Hence, the formation of these small, pale bumps. The positive aspect about the lack of a hair follicle opening, is that it prevents possible future skin infections.
Nevertheless, if you desire to have these unaesthetic Fordyce spots removed, Renew Skin & Health Clinic is your solution. Our highly specialized and experienced dermatologists are at your disposal with various treatments, of which the most effective is radiosurgery, a non-surgical electrodessication method that also ensures superior cosmetic results, as there is virtually no scarring involved.
Alternative Fordyce spots removal treatments may also include the CO2 laser, or Pulsed dye lasers which are generally used for sebaceous gland affections and have proved to be very effective in making the spots less visible. Another alternative procedure would be the micro-punch technique. Less invasive Fordyce spots removal alternative treatments include tretinoid cream or the thrichloroacetic acid chemical peel, which penetrates deep into the skin, causing the lesions to peel off afterwards.
The alternative Fordyce spots removal treatments also include home treatments and natural remedies, such as diets rich in garlic, which is a powerful antioxidant in healing wounds and infections, fruit and vegetables rich in vitamins B, A, C, D, E and K, applying Argania and Jojoba oils with Tocopherol extract on the affected areas.
Nevertheless, our dermatologists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic always suggest a professional consultation and skin examination before applying or undergoing any Fordyce spots removal treatment as there are alternative procedures which may suit you better. We all know that each individual reacts differently to treatment approaches, and the only one who can decide and recommend you such an alternative treatment is a specialist. So do not hesitate to contact our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office to schedule an appointment with one of our highly experienced specialists for a proper and successful Fordyce spots removal alternative treatment.