At Renew Skin & Health Clinic there are many patients suffering from Fordyce spots and most of them appealed to our services due to cosmetic reasons. Fordyce spots are a common skin disorder which appears both in men and women in the genital area. You can recognize the Fordyce spots as small and raised bumps on the shaft of the penis or the scrotum, respectively on the labia and in some cases even on the inner surface and borders of the lips. These small bumps have a pale, red or whitish color and they are asymptomatic, harmless, benign and not sexually transmissible. Those who come to Renew Skin & Health Clinic for a Fordyce spots removal treatment are aware that the Fordyce spots are only a cosmetic issue that unfortunately proves to be negative to one’s self-esteem or self-confidence.
Also known as ‘sebaceous prominence’, the Fordyce spots are actual sebaceous glands without hair follicles which appear in and affect about 70-80% of the entire male population. The cosmetic specialists and the experienced dermatologists of Renew Skin & Health Clinic agree that the small yellowish bumps represent only a cosmetic concern while they are totally harmless and without future development. The Fordyce spots are known to occur in crops of 50 to 100 bumps, thus some men and women worry that their sexual life will be affected by this unaesthetic appearance. In what concerns the causes of Fordyce spots, specialists believe that the Fordyce spots are caused by the inability of the natural oil (sebum) to be released along a hair shaft thus obstructing the opening and causing a pale, red or whitish bump to develop.
In men, the genital Fordyce spots are more visible when the penis’ skin or the scrotum’s skin is stretched making the Fordyce spots show up more visible and more unaesthetic especially when the penis is erect. The oral Fordyce spots are white or yellowish in color and appear as rice granules, most commonly appearing along the line between the vermilion border and the oral mucosa of the upper lip or on the buccal mucosa in the commissural region. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic even some patients with Fordyce spots on the mandibular retromolar pad and tonsillar areas took advantage of efficient and safe Fordyce spots removal treatments with electrodessication procedures.
Since it’s generally known that Fordyce spots are not caused by a virus or bacteria and they’re not transmissible, Renew Skin & Health Clinic is up to offer revolutionary, safe and effective Fordyce spots removal treatments through electrodessication with radiosurgery. However, before deciding upon any treatment it is advised to resort to Renew Skin & Health Clinic and book a consultation for a full professional examination of your condition.