Also known as Fordyce granules, the Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous glands, present in most individuals and tend to go away on their own, being visible sebaceous glands that appear on the genitals or on the face and oral cavity. They can be identified as small, raised, pale, painless, white or red spots or bumps of 1 to 3 mm in diameter.
Fordyce spots are harmless, asymptomatic and painless, so they shouldn’t cause any concern. The downside of them is that people who notice these lesions on visible and sensitive areas such as the genital area or the lips might suffer emotionally, as it makes them insecure about their condition and sexual impression. This may actually be the only reason why some people require a professional consultation and their removal, therefore at Renew Skin and Health Clinic you can benefit from the best Fordyce spots removal treatments from our cosmetic specialists if your skin condition is highly visible.
There are several methods of treating Fordyce spots that our Doctors use, one of the simplest treatments is applying Tretinoin cream or gel on the affected area and combining it with alpha-hydroxyl acid, although there is a risk of getting scars as a result, depending on the sensitivity of the skin. Nevertheless, home remedies or pharmaceuticals do not guarantee complete removal and aesthetic results.
The safest way of ensuring complete and cosmetic Fordyce Spots removal is with a specialized private treatment performed by a doctor or dermatologist. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic our doctor specialist mostly uses electrodessication with radiosurgery, a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure that provides you with superior cosmetic results. Radiosurgery acts solely upon the bumps, causing no damage to the adjacent tissues, and being performed under a local anesthetic, this Fordyce Spots removal private treatment is painless and requires no downtime.
Moreover, Renew Skin & Health Clinic patients can also choose a Fordyce spots removal doctor treatment which uses a CO2 laser or pulsed dye laser to vaporize the small spots on the skin. Both of these procedures are minimally invasive and should ensure the expected results. Each particular Fordyce Spots removal doctor treatment provides advantages and disadvantages, but it is generally considered that radiosurgery is the best Fordyce Spots removal treatment practiced by our cosmetic specialist. It is a safe, effective and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that cauterizes and removes Fordyce Spots while leaving the adjacent tissue unscathed. The procedure involves limited discomfort for the patient and greatly reduces the chances of infections.
A detailed medical examination must be performed prior to the Fordyce Spots removal doctor treatment at Renew Skin & Health Clinic, as a single session takes around 20-30 minutes and does not require any downtime, while the patient might experience some redness and irritation or the skin, these symptoms will subside quickly, leaving him/her with a clear skin.