First of all, do not confuse Fordyce spots with pearly penile papules. Although both are completely harmless, they are not the same thing. Papules are full pimples, like small skin growths, which are all around the glans, while Fordyce spots are small sebaceous glands located under a thin skin layer.
How To Identify Fordyce Spots: What Is It?
Fordyce spots can be found pretty much everywhere on the body. But most of the time, they are found on the face or on genitals, among men and women. Frodyce spots look like very small white or pale red pimples and are found on the penis or on testicles. They are sebaceous glands, which means that they are small glands that produce sebum in very small quantities. In principle, sebum is the oily matter secreted to moisturize the skin and hair.
Do not confuse Fordyce spots with genital warts, which need to be treated. In principle, there is no reason to confuse the two, because their aspect is very different.
Are Fordyce Spots Dangerous?
Absolutely not! The glands are completely harmless. There can be small infections, especially when shaving the penis. They are micro-inflammations just as it can happen when shaving the beard. But Fordyce spots are not dangerous at all. Nevertheless, some people want to get rid of them, but it is only for aesthetic purposes. The glands are more visible when the penis is erect because the skin is more stretched and thinner, and this can lead to some kind of a complex for some people.
How To Get Rid Of Fordyce Spots?
If you feel ashamed of the small white pimples on the skin of the penis, it is possible to remove them. There are several methods to get rid of Fordyce spots, but it often involves surgery.
When you consult your dermatologist, he will be able to help you choose the best method to remove them.
- Laser treatment. The CO2 laser removes glands easily, but it is sometimes not recommended if you have to remove Fordyce spots from your face. This laser may leave small scars. The molecular laser is more expensive but leaves fewer scars.
- The hyfrecation. A device that looks strangely like a pen is used to puncture micro-holes on the surface of the skin. This method is used for hair transplantation. The micro-perforations are intended to remove tissue.
- Creams. Some creams against acne or skin blotches can be useful. Creams that contain glucocorticoid, retinoid, clindamycin, pimecrolimus or benzoyl peroxide have proven to be effective.
Therefore, we recommend using Skin Doctors™ T-Zone cream. This cream contains a good part of the components mentioned above. It is specially designed to regulate the sebaceous glands.
Anyway, it is necessary to keep a perfect penis hygiene and to wash well after an effort. If you sweat, do not hesitate to take a shower, this will prevent the glands to grow, since they produce sebum. For example, use Eco Master soap when showering. It is specially designed for acne-prone skin.