Fordyce spots are benign, flesh coloured growths that commonly occur on mucosal surfaces of the body including the genitals and the mouth. Fordyce spots are not sexually transmitted. They are generally asymptomatic and have no harmful effects, though many patients choose to have them treated as they affect their personal life or self-esteem.

Post procedure, the areas that were treated will be bruised. The bruising will become darker over the next few days after treatment. This is normal and will continue to fade as a bruise normally does. There is always a risk of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation which does fade in time.

Dr. Sapra is one of few dermatologists who treats Fordyce Spots with either Dichloroacetic Acid, electrocautery or Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy.

 

Before and After

Fordyce Spots using Pulsed Dye Laser

Photos are for educational purposes only.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are Fordyce spots a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?

    Fordyce spots are not sexually transmitted. Fordyce spots are small pimple-like structures that commonly form on the body. They can be found on the lips and inner mouth. Fordyce spots can be mistaken for a STD because they’re seen most often on male genitalia, especially around the penis shaft and testicles, and in female genitalia, especially around the labia.

     

     

  • What can I expect after treatment?

    Post procedure, the areas that were treated will be bruised. The bruising will become darker over the next few days after treatment. This is normal and will continue to fade as a bruise normally does. There is always a risk of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation which does fade in time.

  • How much does Fordyce spot removal cost?

    Approximate pricing for Fordyce Spot Removal is $650 and up. All inquiries will be handled with the utmost care and attention. Contact our team to speak privately with a patient coordinator.