If you notice small, but painless growths on your skin, in the genital area, whether you are a man or a woman, we warmly recommend you to contact our Head Office at Renew Skin & Health Clinic where the doctor specialist will offer you a professional consultation that will determine the nature of your skin disorder. Fordyce spots, also called Fordyce’s condition, Fordyce granules and “sebaceous prominence”, are basically harmless, painless, asymptomatic and non-contagious, the reason why some physicians might recommend you not to undergo any private treatment for their removal.
But many people are embarrassed, get depressed and fear social rejection if such bumps or spots of 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter appear on the shaft of the penis, labia, or on the lips. It’s a condition affecting both genders, often mistaken for an STI or skin cancer. The best way to find out is to schedule an appointment for a professional consultation at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic and our doctor specialist will attend you with great attention.
Fordyce spots, named after John Addison Fordyce, an American dermatologist, are known to be present in almost 80% of the population. Physicians at Renew Skin & Health Clinic have come to the conclusion that Fordyce spots are caused by the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands. Because of the fact that these are displaces ectopic sebaceous glands, the sebum can no longer be eliminated from the body, thus creating these small growths on skin called Fordyce spots.
There are several private treatments available for Fordyce spots removal, counting electrodessication with radiosurgery, CO2 laser therapy, chemical peels, the micro-punch technique and cryotherapy or cryosurgery. The latter uses extreme cold temperatures in order to destroy these growths, but if not performed carefully and by experienced practitioners, it can cause serious damage to the tissue that surrounds the Fordyce spots.
Fordyce spots removal with cryotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that consists in the usage of liquid nitrogen in order to freeze the unwanted bumps on your skin. The application of a local anesthetic on the affected area may be necessary before the doctor specialist performs the professional private treatment at Renew Skin & Health Clinic. You might need several applications in order to obtain positive results, and that will require a one to three weeks pause between, because it is rather painful.
The doctor specialist will inform you that after the cryotherapy treatment for Fordyce spots removal it is likely to experience irritation, localized pain and blisters, but they will heal in time with the help of analgesics and, respectively, the blisters will peel off in a few days.
In order to undergo the private treatment that suits you best, you must take into consideration all the aspects. Some are more invasive and painful than others, but proven more effective. Nevertheless, it is very important to get a professional consultation so you can be well-informed of the risks involved, if any. Contact our Renew Skin & Health Clinic with confidence and Fordyce spots will no longer be the reason of your depression.