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Suggest treatment for fordyce spots on the upper lips

I have fordyce spots on my upper lip that cause me a lot of distress. My upper lip used to be a rich pink colour and now the majority of it is white as the spots have all clustered together. What treatment can I have to get rid of them? Or can I get a cosmetic lip tattoo over them? I don't want to be told to "just live with them because it's normal" because they look awful and detract from my appearance.
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Fri, 30 Dec 2016
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

As per your complain Fordyce's Spots are nothing but hypertrophied Sebaceous/oil glands and are not a pathology..
They need removal of if they hamper cosmetic appearance..
Lip tattoo is not a permanent solution and will simply mask their presence..
You can however get a lazer treatment done that will help in removing the glands and improve the appearance..

Hope this helps..

Regards.
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Suggest treatment for fordyce spots on the upper lips

Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. As per your complain Fordyce s Spots are nothing but hypertrophied Sebaceous/oil glands and are not a pathology.. They need removal of if they hamper cosmetic appearance.. Lip tattoo is not a permanent solution and will simply mask their presence.. You can however get a lazer treatment done that will help in removing the glands and improve the appearance.. Hope this helps.. Regards.