CO2 Laser Treatment for Pearly Penile Papules

Pearly Penile Papules, also referred to simply as PPP, are small, dome-shaped, skin coloured protrusions placed circularly around the glans of the penis. It is a benign skin condition that is considered quite common, affecting approximately 30% of the male population with different degrees of severity, and tends to gradually disappear with age. Pearly Penile Papules do not have a clearly define cause, though it has been established that it is not hygiene related or sexually transmitted. It has also been observed that there is a greater rate of incidence in the case of uncircumcised men between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Because the small skin protrusions do not cause any discomfort for those who present them and do not restrict any of the body’s functions, the medical community do not see them as a serious medical condition. While the condition is indeed innocuous, it can potentially create rather serious personal issues, especially when it comes to establishing long-term personal relations.

Fortunately for those who present this particular skin disorder, there are safe and effective Pearly Penile Papules removal treatments that can drastically improve the patient’s skin condition and self-confidence. Generally, there are two main categories of PPP removal treatment: natural remedies and specialized treatments. Pearly Penile Papules natural remedies can be used by the patient in the comfort of his own home and may include: castor oil, lemon juice, iodine treatment, toothpaste, tea tree oil or Aloe Vera treatment. While it may produce some improvement in the appearance of the unaesthetic skin protrusions, it should be noted that the natural or traditional remedies are highly ineffectual and do not produce consistent results. Also, the unsupervised self-administration of any of these treatments can lead to the appearance some unwanted medical complications that may worsen the skin condition, such as irritation and allergic reactions.

The specialized treatments, which are conducted by experienced cosmetic surgeons an dermatologists, are considerably more effective. Most Pearly Penile Papules specialists will recommend excisional surgery, electro desiccation, cryosurgery, radiosurgery or CO2 laser removal treatment as being the most effective kinds of Pearly Penile Papules treatments. While all of these cosmetic procedures involve different advantages and disadvantages, we believe that CO2 laser treatment, also known as CO2 laser ablation or CO2 laser surgery, offers the greatest overall results. The CO2 laser removal is a simple, effective, non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that can completely remove the Pearly Penile Papules without causing any discomfort for the patient or damaging the healthy skin tissue. Following a detailed medical consultation, during which the dermatologist will establish if the patient is a viable candidate for the procedure, an anesthetic cream will be applied to the affected area, making sure that the patient feels no discomfort. A concentrated CO2 laser beam will be used on each individual Pearly Penile Papule in order to cauterize and remove the dome-shaped skin protrusions without producing any scarring and greatly reducing the chances of infection. The procedure will take around 20 to 30 minutes to perform any requires no downtime. The patient will experience limited discomfort in the treated area, but this will completely disappear after 1 or 2 days. In order for the recovery to be complete, it is recommended that the patient restrains from any sexual activity for 7 to 12 days, after which he can return to a completely normal lifestyle.

While the use of CO2 laser treatment for Pearly Penile Papules removal is very effective and can produce great cosmetic results, it is very important that you carefully research and find a proper laser treatment clinic that has consistently produced positive results when performing Pearly Penile Papules removals. The experience of the medical specialist and the quality of the equipment used are essential factors for the final aesthetic result. This is a decision that can truly improve your life, but be sure to select the right people for the job. 


If you are looking for PPP treatment and as this issue is being overly sensitive in nature Dr Jha prefers you to contact him directly on his phone (07866 715 815). Please text him your name/age/city/ preferred call back time to discuss the treatment. If you don't get call back same day then please assume Dr Jha had been too busy (which is generally the case or he may be overseas) and therefore please text him same info on the following day as a gentle reminder.

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Pearly Penile Papules

Pearly Penile Papules are benign manifestations of male hormonal activity

Fordyce Spots

Fordyce spots are a common skin condition which appears mostly in men as sebaceous small granules. Despite the unaesthetic aspect, this skin condition is not dangerous and does not require a treatment

PPP Treatment Results

Radiosurgery completely removes the Pearly Penile Papules and leaves behind no scars

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