Fordyce spots, also known as Fordyce Granules or “sebaceous prominence” represent a common skin disorder which affects both men and women. These spots develop in the genital area, mostly on the shaft of the penis and the scrotum in men and on the labia in women, but they can also develop on the lip’s vermillion border. They resemble rice granules or PPP (Pearly Penile Papules), being a harmless cluster of obstructed sebaceous glands, having a pale, red or white appearance and feeling like a small lump or bump.
These Fordyce Spots are harmless skin growths, which do not affect your health and are not contagious. They are neither an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) nor an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). They are generally confused with such sexually transmitted diseases, but as mentioned above, they are not contagious in any way. Our Renew Skin and Health Clinic recognizes this as an unaesthetic issue, causing no pain, bleeding or itching, meaning they are asymptomatic. The only discomfort they provoke is psychological, influencing our behavior and making us want to abstain from our sex lives and maybe even some social interactions, due to their suspicious appearance.
We have incredible doctor specialists at the Renew Skin and Health Clinic, who perform expert consultations and private treatments to help anyone get rid of Fordyce spots through various methods such as: chemical peels, radiosurgery, CO2 laser therapy or even natural home remedies, but these to a smaller extent.
If you do decide that you wish to undergo no intervention and wait and see what the result is, then you have to be prepared for a very long journey. They will eventually go away on their own, but some people had had them for over 15 years. You must make some dietary changes and improve genital hygiene so as to at least diminish the appearance of these Fordyce Spots.
If you present such spots then don’t hesitate to contact our Renew Skin and Health Clinic Head Office with any question you may have or to schedule an appointment. Benefit from our excellent private treatments for Fordyce Spots removal or from our expertise so you can regain control of your life once again.