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How common are Fordyce spots?

Fordyce spots are small, pale coloured spots which are often found on the shaft of the penis, the labia or on the corners of the lips. Although there is no real evidence to suggest what causes them, a lot of people think they are passed on genetically. So, a lot of sufferers may have been born with the condition, but it may only have become more prominent in their teenage years when going through puberty.

Caused by a build-up of sebum and oil in the glands, around 30-50% of the population is affected by Fordyce spots. However, despite the condition being very common, a lot of sufferers are still very embarrassed and scared when first confronted with the spots. Despite them appearing around the genitals and penis, Fordyce spots are not symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases. The condition is actually harmless and cannot be passed from one person to another. Many people seek out treatment as they may feel embarrassed about their appearance, especially when meeting a new sexual partner. So what treatment is there for Fordyce spots?

Even though the condition affects so many of us, there are not very many treatments available. One of the proven products available has been developed by CU-skin Cosmeceuticals and manufactured by Evergreen Holdings. Anti-Sebum contains natural ingredients and agents such as Tocopherol and Regu-Seb which have been proven to effectively reduce the appearance of Fordyce spots in the affected areas. Most users may notice a difference within a week of using the gel twice a day, however in more severe cases further applications may be required over a longer period of time.

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