Fordyce spot removal at our prestigious Harley Street clinic is a popular treatment for many experiencing this minor skin concern. Our effective approach utilises the cutting-edge CO2 laser to delicately target the affected areas. Fordyce spots, also known as Fordyce granules, commonly manifest on the lips, cheeks, and genitalia. Despite their appearance, these spots are neither painful nor contagious.
Diagnosing Fordyce spots can be challenging for the average person, often leading to confusion with other conditions, including sexually transmitted infections. We strongly advise against self-diagnosis and encourage seeking professional medical advice. While these spots may seem unsightly, rest assured they are entirely harmless. Typically appearing in white, yellow, or red clusters, Fordyce spots are usually small, often no more than a millimeter in diameter. Due to their size and location, many individuals opt for non-surgical, non-invasive removal methods.
The origin of Fordyce spots is believed to be linked to clogged pores or sebaceous glands, although the precise cause remains unclear. What is known is that these spots tend to become more prevalent with age. Cosmetic removal of Fordyce spots can be carried out on anybody over the age of 18, or with guardian approval starting from 16 years old.
Experience a simple, quick, and pain-free removal process with the state-of-the-art SmartXide Touch CO2 Laser by DEKA at our Harley Street clinic. This method is suitable for all skin types, with minimal risks involved. Surgical removal is not recommended for Fordyce spots, as it carries the potential for scarring or hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation. The controlled removal process stimulates the body’s self-healing abilities to encourage new collagen production. Thanks to the laser’s sterilising effect, you will not see any blood during the procedure. Most patients require only one session for effective results, though severe, long-term cases may need additional sessions.
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To begin your journey, schedule a medical consultation at our aesthetic clinic on Harley Street. During this appointment, we will conduct a thorough medical history review and address any questions you may have. A patch test is required before treatment, and the duration of the procedure, typically between 20 and 30 minutes, depends on the number and distribution of Fordyce spots. Afterward, patients can typically resume their daily activities immediately.
Fordyce Spot removal on the intimate area:
Fordyce spots frequently can on the penis or male intimate area, affecting the shaft or head and presenting an unwanted appearance. This may also impact relationships and the desire for intercourse. Fortunately, these spots are neither infectious nor dangerous. They can also found near female genitalia, particularly around the labia. Removal is primarily cosmetic, catering to individuals concerned about potential embarrassment or their partners’ perceptions. As your safety is paramount for us, we take pride in having on board our highly experienced Urology surgeon, with over 30 years of expertise in private male area treatments, specialises in the successful removal of these spots.
Fordyce Spot removal on the lips area: