Fordyce spots are a common skin condition in both men and in women and it usually appears as small skin-colored bumps of about 1-3 mm in size, on the glans or shaft of the penis and on the scrotum in men and on the vulva in women but it can also appear on the lips. Although it is an asymptomatic and harmless condition which cannot be transmitted sexually, many people are concerned about the aesthetic aspect and this is why they resort to certain procedures in order to remove their Fordyce spots.
Fordyce spots are in fact sebaceous glands which do not contain hair follicles and they can be removed surgically through a micro-punch excision procedure or non-surgically by resorting to cryosurgery, the CO2 laser therapy and radiosurgery. These treatments are cosmetic and they aim at improving the aesthetic aspect of the patient’s skin, however they are not related to improving his/her health.
The NHS covers treatments and surgeries which are aimed at healing illness and disease and also covers the healthcare in cases of emergencies and accidents. Moreover, the NHS also covers reconstructive surgery meant to repair damaged tissue following injury or illness, but it does not cover cosmetic surgeries aimed at improving physical features and which are completely unrelated to the general health status of the patient. This is why the NHS does not cover the treatment for Fordyce spots removal.
Nevertheless, Renew Skin & Health Clinic provides you with the most qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists so that you can benefit from top-notch healthcare and the most modern cosmetic solutions against your Fordyce spots. Although the treatments are not covered by the NHS, the quality-price ratio is more than satisfactory and you will be more than pleased with the aesthetic results of our Fordyce spots removal treatments.