What are the risks of laser treatment around the genital area?Aesthetic Medicine Skin, Hair & Nails Laser Treatment
I am thinking to go for laser removal of fordyce spots/sebum glands on my penile shaft. Most of them are small, but 2-3 are quite big. I'm prone to developing keloid scars. Is the genital area prone to keloid scarring? Are there other risks such as pigmentation? Will I have a lot of permanent white dots where the laser has been used? I wouldn't want to end up with a scarred penis in the end.
I totally understand your concerns.
The genital area is a sensitive area that is prone to scarring.
Every medical procedure has its benefits and risks. Laser removal of Fordyce spots is no exception.
Apart from scarring, there are risks such as hyper-pigmentation (brown spots) or hypo-pigmentation (white spots).
That being said, lasers are safe and effective in the Right Hands.
Pulsed dye lasers and 1064nm Nd:YAG lasers are proven to be safe and effective laser treatments for Fordyce spots. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26371766)
Please seek advice from an experienced Laser doctor because the genital area is a high risk area for lasers.
Hope that this helps!
Dr Justin Boey
1 Raffles Place #05-12/13
One Raffles Place (Shopping Mall)
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