Fordyce Spot Removal

by CO2 Laser

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Treatment By

Doctor

Treatment Type

Laser

Downtime

Minimal

Treatment Time

20 – 30 Minutes

Results Seen

After 1 session

Discomfort

Mild

Fordyce spots are a skin concern often in the form of small pimple like spots. These spots or granules often appear on the lips, cheeks and intimate areas. Both males and females can develop Fordyce spots. They are normally harmless and do not cause any pain. Unfortunately, Fordyce spots are not likely to disappear without treatment. They often form in clusters and can be removed at our Leamington Spa clinic using the CO2 laser. The laser provides excellent cosmetic results, is virtually pain free and requires minimal downtime.

Treatment Areas

  • Lips

  • Cheeks

  • Gums

  • Intimate Areas

  • Penis / Scrotum for males

  • Labia for females

Treatment Benefits

  • Considerable reduction in spots

  • Suitable for all skin types

  • Performed by a Doctor

  • Quick treatment, minimal number of sessions required

Fordyce spot removal at our clinic in Leamington Spa involves using the CO2 laser to gently target the affected area. Typically these spots, also called Fordyce granules, appear on the lips, cheek and genitalia. They are very common and should not cause any pain. They are also not contagious.

Fordyce spots can be difficult to diagnose for the common person, and these spots are often confused with other conditions. Some may confuse the lesions with sexual transmitted infections. We advise patients not to self-diagnose and seek medical professional advice. Although the spots can appear unsightly, please be assured they are totally harmless. Spots are white, yellow or red in colour and they can appear in clusters. Normally these spots are very small, often no more than a millimetre in diameter. Because of their unattractive look, many seek to get these removed using non-surgical, non-invasive methods.

Fordyce spots are thought to be caused by clogged pores or sebaceous glands, although scientists are not totally sure why or how they form. We do know that spots tend to appear more as we get older.

Removal is simple, quick and pain free with the SmartXide Touch CO2 Laser by DEKA. Few risks are involved and removal is suitable for all skin types. Surgical removal is unsuitable for Fordyce spots and comes with risks of scarring or hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation. It involves high energy being directed towards the lesion without it affecting the surrounding tissues. This controlled removal of the lesion stimulates the body’s self-healing abilities to promote new collagen. Due to the laser sterilising the lesion, no blood will be present. Normally patients will need only one session for effective results but occasionally some patients with a severe long term condition may require more than one session. You’ll be able to enjoy excellent cosmetic results with our advanced laser.

Present in more than 120 countries, DEKA has always been an epicentre of innovation for the entire global medical sector: unprecedented applications and systems for medicine, surgery and aesthetic dermatology.

You will first need to attend a medical consultation at our aesthetic clinic to ensure you are suitable for treatment. During your appointment, we will take a full medical history and answer any questions you may have. Patients will also need a patch test prior to treatment. Depending on how many Fordyce spots are present, and in how many areas, treatment will typically take between 20 and 30 minutes. After the procedure, patients can normally return to everyday activities straight away.

Fordyce Spots on the Penis

Fordyce Spots often appear on the Penis or male intimate area. The spots will normally appear on the shaft or head of the penis, looking unattractive. Luckily Fordyce spots are not infectious or dangerous. They’re also present in female genitalia, especially around the labia. A prime reason for removal is because individuals may be embarrassed or concerned about what their sexual partners might think. The treatment of these spots is purely cosmetic. Spots can successfully be removed by our Urology surgeon who specialises in this treatment and has more than 20 years of experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fordyce spots are not contagious at all.

Normally Fordyce spots appear in cluster of 10 or more lesions. Because they are so small, we are able to removal multiple lesions during your session.

Patients will normally be able to resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. Our specialists will advise if this is not the case.

During your appointment, we will first clean the area and apply numbing cream. This is to make the procedure more comfortable, as spots sometimes appear in sensitive areas. With very small lesions, we will use a specific laser hand piece that will glide across the skin, leaving unaffected areas unharmed. Once we have treated the lesion, the area will turn slightly darker before peeling off.

When the lesions have peeled off, the skin underneath will look pink and it will take a couple of week to return to the normal colour.

Non-surgical removal treatments are very simple so you do not need to prepare for the procedure before attending the clinic.

If the Fordyce spots are on the private area, we would advise you to shave the area treated prior to the procedure. Also, having loose comfortable cotton underwear would be very helpful.

We advise not to wash the area treated in the first day. Please use sterilised water only to wash in the coming days after treatment. If the treated are is on an exposed area of the body, please apply sun protection.

Our specialists will advise you on the best skincare to use following treatment. Sometimes the doctor will advise antibiotic ointment to be applied up to one week.

Hot baths, swimming pools and hot tubs should be avoided for up to one week but you can have normal showers from the second day.

If the lesions are on the lips we advise not to drink or eat hot food immediately after procedure as the area may be numbed.

If the lesions are on the private area, we would advise not to have penetrative sex for up to one week and use a condom for up to 2 weeks. Keeping the area clean and dry will be helpful.

Fordyce spots can affect both men and women on a number of areas on the body.

Fordyce spots may be gradually reduce over time, however treatment is advised for those who want a removal quickly.

Scarring is possible but rare. Risks are minimised by using the appropriate equipment. There is a small risk of scarring or hyperpigmentation / hypopigmentation.

We have a very experienced Urology surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience, specialising in male private area treatments with the CO2 laser. Very often the Fordyce spots are found on the penis and can be easily confused with PPP. We can successfully treat both of the conditions with CO2 laser for the most efficient and quick results with minimal risks involved.

We have decades of combined experience in aesthetic procedures and invest in only the very best machines available. We use the DEKA Smartxide Touch that is backed by years of clinical research and results based studies.

You are in safe hands throughout your journey.

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I went to Eve clinics to get a skin tag and DPNs removed. I spoke to Florina and had a consultation with the doctor and they were both really nice and professional. Everything was done the same day and she called me after to check up on me and how I was healing. The skin healed nicely with no scars. They also have very good prices too. Would recommend 5/5.

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