Does CO2 Laser Surgery produce scarring when used to remove Pearly Penile Papules?

I first heard about using CO2 laser surgery to remove Pearly Penile Papules from a friend who had the procedure done to him a few months ago and he seemed really pleased with the result. On the other hand, I’ve heard from another source that laser surgery can cause pretty big scars and should not be used if not absolutely necessary. Is it true? Can CO2 laser treatment leave scars?

Answer for: Does CO2 Laser Surgery produce scarring when used to remove Pearly Penile Papules?

The answer to your question depends on a number of factors, including human experience, equipment and the environment in which the CO2 laser treatment is performed. In the hands of an unskilled medic using faulty equipment, considerable scarring is an unfortunate possibility. In general, the CO2 laser treatment, also called CO2 laser ablation or CO2 laser surgery, is considered a very safe, non-invasive procedure that removes Pearly Penile Papules by exposing them to a high-intensity, concentrated CO2 laser beam. The modern laser devices are very sensitive pieces of equipment that can be set to penetrate only the outer layer of the epidermis, thus causing the skin to exfoliate and eliminate the Pearly Penile Papules. The procedure is especially safe since it drastically reduces any chance of infection due to the fact that it immediately cauterizes the area of the skin that has been treated, facilitating the healing process. After the procedure has been performed, a new, healthier, Papule-free layer of skin is revealed. This makes the procedure one of the safest means of Pearly Penile Papules removal.

If the CO2 laser surgery is conducted properly, no scarring, or extremely limited scarring, should occur. Any noticeable scars are unnecessary and completely avoidable if the dermatologist is experienced and using proper PPP removal equipment. This is why it is very important that the patient carefully investigates the laser treatment clinic and the medical specialist he is considering before undergoing the procedure. The quality of the end product merits a little extra research and effort. 

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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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