Hello, I’ve had Fordyce Spots for a several years now and I want to get rid of them, but I’m not sure I would like to resort to any form of surgery. Is there any form of self-treatment available?
Is self-treatment recommended in the case of Fordyce Spots?
Answer for: Is self-treatment recommended in the case of Fordyce Spots?
There are several treatments that you may try at home, but these have often proven to be ineffectual. The most popular home treatments are: including garlic in your diet, making sure that you have a considerable intake of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, using Tretinoin cream on the affected area or using anti-sebum treatments. An increased consumption of garlic will help eliminate the bacteria in your bloodstream, reduce the chances of infection and reduce the visibility of the bumps. The aforementioned vitamins allow the small protrusions to self-dissolve much faster; you could incorporate them in your diet through folic-acid rich foods, such as spinach and asparagus. Over-the-counter treatments such as Tretinoin gel or anti-sebum treatments can reduce the size of the Fordyce Spots by reducing the natural sebum production of the skin, but rarely lead to the complete removal of the sebaceous prominence.
It is very important to note that any cutting, squeezing or popping of the affected area can be very damaging to the patient and is not advisable. If the skin lesion is bruised in any way, the risk of infection increases considerably. While careful home treatment can improve the situation, it is rarely effective in removing the Fordyce Spots completely. The medical professionals of Renew Skin & Health Clinic recommend radiosurgery or electro-desiccation surgery as the safest, fastest and more effective way of removing Fordyce’s Spots while also drastically reducing the recurrence rate of the skin lesions. The process is painless and requires no downtime or hospitalization, allowing you to regain a normal lifestyle immediately after the treatment.