Fordyce Spots are visible sebaceous glands that may appear on certain areas of the human body, especially the scrotum, the shaft of the penis, the labia, the vermilion border of the lips, the interior of the mouth and the face. They become noticeable due to a build-up in sebum caused by the absence of a natural outlet, which leads to the eventual appearance of small, dome-shaped, yellowish skin protrusions which may vary in size or number from one patient to the other. They are completely harmless from a medical point of view, since they do not produce any discomfort or affect the functionality of other body components, yet they can produce issues of a different nature. Despite not being considered a serious medical condition, many of those who present Fordyce Spots can develop quite serious social and personal issues due to the fact the this skin condition can be quite unaesthetic and is often mistaken for a form of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, making it very difficult to establish intimate relationships.
Luckily for all those who present this skin condition and wish to benefit from effective Fordyce Spots removal, there are several viable solutions available. The patient is free to use natural remedies, such as an increased intake of C, A, D, E and K vitamins, using anti-sebum production herbal creams, improved skin hygiene or adopting a garlic rich diet, though these have generally produced inconsistent results over very long periods of time. If you wish to obtain immediate results, it is recommended that you undergo specialized medical Fordyce Spots removal treatments that have empirically proven that they can provide efficient and safe removal and a great aesthetic outcome. The patient can choose between a number of possible options, such as electro dessication, cryosurgery, excisional surgery, radiosurgery or CO2 laser removal treatment. Of course, each particular treatment provides the patient with unique advantages and disadvantages, but it is generally considered that the CO2 laser treatment, also referred to as CO2 laser surgery or CO2 laser ablation, is the best Fordyce Spots removal treatment. CO2 laser removal is a safe, effective and non-invasive cosmetic procedure which involves using a high-intensity CO2 laser beam to cauterize and remove Fordyce Spots while leaving the adjacent tissue unscathed. The procedure involves limited discomfort for the patient and greatly reduces the chances of infection occurring due to the fact that this laser treatment involves the immediate cauterization of the operated skin. A detailed medical examination must be performed prior to the Fordyce Spots removal treatment in order to determine if the patient is in fact a viable candidate and, of course, how can his requests and expectations be satisfied. During the actual procedure, each individual sebaceous gland will be carefully removed, leaving the healthy skin undamaged and clear of any protrusions. Depending on the severity of the skin condition and the density of the Fordyce Spots, the laser treatment may require several sessions before obtaining a perfect results. A single session takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on a number of factors, and does not require any downtime, allowing the patient to immediately return to his normal daily routine. While he might experience some redness and irritation or the skin, these symptoms will subside quickly, leaving him with a clear skin.
If you are considering undergoing CO2 laser Fordyce Spots removal, it is very important that you thoroughly research which are the best Fordyce Spots clinics available in your vicinity. The experience of the cosmetic surgeon and the quality of the equipment used in the procedure are very relevant for the aesthetic outcome. Try to find a clinic that has consistently produced great cosmetic results throughout the years and a doctor who has successfully performed such procedures in the past. If the Fordyce Spots removal laser procedure is not performed properly, the patient may risk considerable scarring, tissue damage or simply an ineffective removal. Be careful, choose wisely and take care of yourselves.