As the largest bodily organ, our skin is exposed to infinite potential health threats. However, even if it looks dangerous, sexually transmittable or infectious, Fordyce spots are harmless, painless skin growths which more often appear in men than women. Usually, Fordyce spots occur on the lips, on the shaft and scrotum of the penis and on the labia. These little and non-painful bumps, pale in color are often confused with herpes, genital warts or other STDs. In order to rule out all these serious possibilities, it is recommended to book a consultation at Renew Skin & Health Clinic in order to receive an accurate examination, diagnosis and Fordyce spots removal treatment.
Regardless of the fact that they are painless and harmless, Fordyce spots are highly unaesthetic especially when they are visible on the mouth or on the genitalia. The presence of this common skin condition can lead to depression, anxiety and lack of self-confidence. For these reasons, many people ask for a Fordyce spots removal treatment.
If you book a consultation with one of our cosmetic specialists, you will be examined, diagnosed and treated using the best medical procedure under the safest medical standards. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic it is important to know that the Fordyce spots removal treatment is not covered by the NHS because it is a cosmetic issue and not a medical or health-related one.
Depending on your specific condition of Fordyce spots, our cosmetic specialist or dermatologist might recommend as treatment a natural remedy, a more intense personal hygiene or a Fordyce spots removal radiosurgery treatment. In case your Fordyce spots are severe and you want them completely and quickly removed, the best treatment for these skin growths is performed at Renew Skin & Health Clinic by electrodessication with radiosurgery. This process consists in applying a high-frequency electric current to the affected area. Like this, the bumps will dehydrate and exfoliate. The recovery time is of maximum 4 weeks and during this period of time, sexual abstinence is highly recommended for best results. Fordyce spots removal with radiosurgery is safe, non-surgical, minimally invasive and ensures excellent cosmetic results. Although the areas where Fordyce spots usually occur is highly sensitive, the radiosurgery procedure is painless and due to the advantageous cauterization property, bleeding and possible future infections are prevented, and thus risks and complications are reduced to a minimum or prevented completely.
However, you might suffer of a milder case of Fordyce spots, in which situation it might be sufficient to change your diet and increase intake of food types rich in antioxidants, more fruit high in vitamin A B, C, D, E and K. Also, the use of natural oils such as Argania and Jojoba oil has proven highly effective. As a home remedy you could also use Tretonin, a gel that helps the affected skin to reduce and eliminate the Fordyce granules but this treatment might also leave you with some scars.
If you’re worried and in need of a specialist’s advice, book a consultation at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office for a professional dermatological examination, diagnosis and Fordyce spots removal treatment.