CO2 Laser or Accutane for Fordyce's Spots?
- Asked by marsman in Chicago, IL
- 4 years ago
I agree with above. I think CO2 laser is an overkill for fordyce spots and I would not recommend it. Electrocautery may work and would recommend a test spot.
Hyrfrequation for Fordyce Spots
Neither, light electrosurgical destruction or dessication with the hyfrequator is my preferred method of ablation.
CO2 can be used, but it is overkill for this condition. I do not think Accutance would work, but never tried it, as Accutane is not indicated for this condition.
Treatment of Fordyce spots
Fordyce spots/glands are harmless, but can be treated with application of an acid (e.g. TCA), or use of a hyfrecator by your dermatologist. CO2 laser would work as well.
Treatment for Fordyce spots
Fordyce spots are essentially superficial oil glands of the skin. I have had success with simple, light hyfrecation or electrocautery (application of an electrical current to burn the spots). Although CO2 laser would probably be effective, I am not sure you would be able to achieve the pinpoint accuracy required to treat these small growths. I suppose Accutane in theory would help, but given its expected and potential side effects, the risks would outweigh the benefits in my opinion.
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