i have fordyce spot on my penis , and i am looking for a place in UAE where i can get rid off completly by any mean laser or any other mean
Fordyce Spot on Genitalia, Laser Options for Removal in UAE?
Doctor Answers 3
Fordyce spots on lips and genitalia
Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands that can occur on the mucosa of the lips and genitalia. They are benign. Treatment with lasers or peels can create a pigmentary complication such as hypopigmentation (lightening) which can be permanent, or hyperpigmentation (darkening).
Cauterization, focal strong chemical peels and lasers such as the CO2 and fraxel lasers may help reduce the fordyce spots and photodynamic therapy, all of which are off-label, may help diminish the appearance of the spots. Again, there is a risk of scarring with any laser treatment and scars could look more obvious than the original Fordyce Spots, and some scars could get painful. Speak to your doctor about all the risks before you have any procedure.
The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
Thank you for your question. Go to a urologist and they will be able to offer you the options available. You may also want to see a Board Certified Dermatologist to determine other options. Laser may be of benefit, but recurrences may occur. I hope this helps.
Treating fordyce spots
Firstly, know that Fordyce spots are benign and normal, and that most people don't bother treating, nor should they treat these lesions. That said, there are a few treatment options for your Fordyce spots including laser, electrosurgery, and acid application. Best to speak with your local dermatologist about the best treatment option for you.
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.