Fordyce spots are a common skin condition both in men and women. It usually appears on the glans penis, the shaft or the scrotum and in females it appears on the vulva. They can also be present on the inside of the cheeks and on the vermilion border of the lips. Fordyce spots are a harmless and asymptomatic skin condition which is not sexually transmissible. Fordyce spots are just a variety of sebaceous glands without hair follicles that get obstructed and although they are harmless, they may be seen as highly unaesthetic.
If you notice small slightly elevated yellowish or white spots of about 1-5 mm in size, then you might suffer from Fordyce spots. However, the only way to know for sure is by consulting our specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic who can give you an accurate diagnosis.
If you decide it is time to get rid of your Fordyce spots you should know that there are several solutions to your condition. You can make a change in your diet and use certain creams, but if you decide to remove them rapidly then the CO2 laser treatment for Fordyce spots removal is the most efficient solution that deals with this skin condition. The CO2 laser treatment or ablation is a safe and non-invasive cosmetic procedure which involves the use of a high intensity laser beam that penetrates the skin and cauterizes the Fordyce spots, leaving the adjacent tissue unharmed.
The CO2 laser therapy for Fordyce Spots removal is very safe and efficient due to the fact that it prevents any infection from appearing after the procedure since it cauterizes the affected skin tissue. However, before deciding to take action against your Fordyce spots, you should consult our specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic and get an accurate diagnosis. Moreover, our dermatologists will also decide whether or not you are a viable candidate for undergoing the CO2 laser treatment. If you do not fit this category, rest assured as we can provide you with alternative, equally effective Fordyce Spots removal treatments.
The CO2 laser therapy for Fordyce spots removal consists in carefully removing each obstructed sebaceous gland leaving the healthy skin unscathed. Depending on the severity of your condition, it is also possible that you might need to undergo more than one CO2 laser sessions, each of which lasts for about 20-30 minutes.
One of the most important advantages of the CO2 laser procedure is that it requires no downtime and the patient can resume his ordinary activities after undergoing the treatment. The only potential side-effects are skin redness and irritation, but they soon fade away leaving the patient with a clear and healthy skin. Contact our professional dermatologists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic and you can also benefit from this modern treatment against your Fordyce spots.