Fordyce Spot Scrotum Removal

by CO2 Laser

Treatment By


Treatment Type

CO2 Ablative Laser



Treatment Time

45 Minutes

Results Seen

After 1 session



Our medical skin clinic in Leamington Spa offers Fordyce spot removal on the scrotum.

Fordyce spots can often appear on the scrotum and can cause aesthetic concerns. Fortunately, they are neither infectious nor dangerous. Removal is primarily for cosmetic reasons, to restore confidence. Our specialised Urology surgeon, with over 30 years of experience, can effectively remove these spots. Fordyce spots can be removed using a variety of methods, but we use the CO2 laser which offers the best treatment outcome and comes with the highest level of safety.

Treatment Areas

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Under the eyes
  • Gums
  • Intimate areas
  • Penis / Scrotum for males
  • Labia for females
  • Back
  • Chest

Treatment Benefits

  • Significant reduction in spots

  • Suitable for all skin types

  • Performed by a medical professional

  • Quick treatment, only one session needed

Fordyce spots, also known as Fordyce granules or sebaceous prominence, are small, painless, raised, pale, red, white, or flesh-coloured bumps that can appear on various parts of the body, including the scrotum. They are ectopic sebaceous glands, which means they are sebaceous (oil-producing) glands that have found their way to the surface of the skin rather than being located within hair follicles.

From time to time, men can get these Fordyce spots on the scrotum area as well as penis. Although they cause no harm and are not generally the result of an underlying condition, many men opt for removal. Fordyce spots will not cause any pain to the intimate area either.

It’s crucial to differentiate Fordyce spots from other skin conditions or sexually transmitted infections, as their appearance can sometimes be similar. Fordyce spots are not contagious. If you have concerns about any unusual bumps or changes on your scrotum or elsewhere on your body, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. Our consultant, Mr Richard Viney is a urology surgeon who specialises in the testicular area.

Here are some key characteristics and information about Fordyce spots on the scrotum:

Appearance: Fordyce spots on the scrotum typically appear as tiny, pinpoint-sized, or slightly larger, raised bumps. They can be white, yellowish, or skin-coloured and often appear in clusters.

Very rare, the Fordyce spots can be red and are treated at Eve Clinics by vascular laser.

Location: These spots can develop on the scrotum, as well as other parts of the body such as the lips, shaft of the penis, and inside the cheeks.

Size: Fordyce spots are usually small, ranging from 1 to 3 millimetres in diameter.

Texture: They are typically painless and smooth to the touch. Unlike sexually transmitted infections or other skin conditions, Fordyce spots are not associated with itching, discomfort, or any other symptoms.

Cause: The exact cause of Fordyce spots is not fully understood, but they are believed to be related to the natural variation in sebaceous gland distribution. They are considered a benign and normal variation of skin anatomy.

Fordyce spots on the scrotum can be removed using the SmartXide Touch CO2 laser at our clinic. The CO2 laser emits a concentrated beam of light that vaporises the tissue it comes into contact with. Our practitioner will carefully target and treat each Fordyce spot individually. The laser energy effectively removes the excess sebaceous glands responsible for the spots. The procedure is usually quick, and you may feel some mild discomfort or a sensation of heat during the process. The procedure is non-invasive and will not affect the surrounding skin. Normally it’ll last around 45 minutes depending on the number of spots on your scrotum. It is also a very gentle treatment so will not cause any harm in this delicate area.

Patients will attend a consultation first with Mr Viney. During this consultation, our doctor will examine the area and take a full medical history. He will also look for Fordyce spots on other key areas of the body. During your consultation, you’ll have chance to ask any questions about the procedure, side effects and aftercare you need to follow. Patients will need to have a patch test prior to the treatment to ensure suitability but normally treatment can be carried out on the same day as your consultation.

We can also help if you are concerned with any other irregularities downstairs and can rule out more serious conditions.

After the laser treatment, the treated area may appear a little red, swollen, and possibly have some crusting. This is a normal part of the healing process. We will provide instructions on how to care for the treated area, which may include applying an antibiotic ointment and keeping the area clean. Healing times can vary from person to person, but most individuals can expect the treated area to fully heal within a few weeks or more. During this time, it’s essential to avoid any activities that could irritate or damage the healing skin, such as vigorous rubbing or sexual activity. Dr Viney may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns or questions you may have.

While SmartXide Touch CO2 laser treatment is generally safe, it does carry some potential risks, including infection, scarring, changes in pigmentation, or recurrence of Fordyce spots. It’s crucial to follow our post-treatment instructions carefully to minimise these risks.

Patient Confidentiality

At Eve Clinics, patient confidentiality is of the utmost importance. All personal and medical information shared during consultations and treatments is kept strictly confidential. Our clinic adheres to the highest standards of privacy to ensure a secure and comfortable experience for every individual seeking private area treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

These spots could be Fordyce spots, a common skin concern. These spots that can appear on the scrotal sac are treatable with the CO2 laser.

Although Fordyce spots are not dangerous or contagious, many seek removal to improve self-confidence and appearance of the intimate area.

Fordyce spots on the scrotum are not contagious at all.

Normally Fordyce spots appear in cluster of 10 or more lesions. We are able to removal multiple lesions on your scrotum during your session. We prefer to clear all lesions. However, if the condition is severe you may require multiple treatments.

Yes, Fordyce spots can appear on the foreskin as well as scrotum, lips, under the eyes.

Every procedure is quick and minimally invasive. We first cleanse the area and apply a numbing cream. This will make the procedure more comfortable and can reduce itching following the procedure. Our surgeon will point the CO2 laser at the area and release pulses of energy to target the affected skin. The laser will not harm healthy tissue.

After your treatment, the treated lesions will appear a little darker in colour. They will begin to peel off in the coming days, revealing fresh new skin.

You do not need to do anything to prepare for treatment. Just make sure you attend your appointment on time and are well hydrated. 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, but you can take shower next day.

Our specialists will advise you on the best moisturiser to use following treatment, if any. Sometimes our 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.

We advise not to have penetrative sex for up to one week and use a condom for up to 2 weeks. This will prevent infection. Keeping the area clean and dry will be helpful.

The hypo or hyper pigmentation may occur occasionally during recovery time, please be aware that it may take 4-6 weeks or more to blend back to the normal colour. The complete recovery time normally take few days up to few weeks but the fully recovery is considered to take up to 3 months.

Most patients need only one treatment with laser to remove the Fordyce spots on the scrotum, however if the condition is severe, you may need to have additional treatment, but not sooner than 8-12 weeks from the initial treatment.

Yes, normally patients will require only one session that lasts around 45 minutes.

No, you should avoid picking the area and apply untested products to the area. Always seek professional advice.

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

While SmartXide Touch CO2 laser treatment is generally safe, it does carry some potential risks, including infection, scarring, changes in pigmentation, or recurrence of Fordyce spots. It’s crucial to follow our post-treatment instructions carefully to minimise these risks.

Our Urology consultant can treat successfully with Co2 laser the following conditions:

  • Follicles removal on the scrotum area
  • Cyst removal on the scrotum area
  • Mole removal on the scrotum area
  • Skin tags removal on the scrotum area
  • Scar removal on the scrotum area

Fordyce spot removal on the scrotum is one of the procedures our Urology surgeon specialises in with over 20 years of experience in the male intimate area. He is an expert in diagnosing and treating various lesions and skin concerns, whilst ensure patient comfort and dignity throughout. At Eve Clinics, we only offer the latest advancements in technology to effectively treat Fordyce spots. We use the DEKA Smartxide Touch laser that is backed by years of clinical research and result based studies.

Look no further, if you want highly effective CO2 treatment, highly qualified, professional, wonderful EXPERTS. I couldn’t be happier.