What are PPP or Pearly Penile Papules?

Pearly Penile Papules are small, skin coloured, tube or dome-shaped bumps situated circumferentially around the glans of the penis, in one or several rows. This skin condition affects approximately 30% of the male population, with a greater incidence in uncircumcised men, between 20 and 30 years. The condition decreases proportionately with age. Pearly Penile Papules have no well-determined cause or triggering factor, they are benign, not sexually transmissible, hence not caused by an STD and have no connection to personal hygiene. The most plausible cause according to some dermatologists is an obstruction in the sebaceous glands.

The Pearly Penile Papules are easily identified during a dermatological or histological consultation undertaken by a specialist who can make an accurate diagnosis and thus recommend a specific treatment. Naturally, Pearly Penile Papules are asymptomatic and do not require any special treatment, however most men presenting these skin lesions are extremely bothered by the negative cosmetic impact they have upon their sex life as the PPP are often mistaken for certain STDs, such as genital warts or molluscum contagiosum.

As we have previously mentioned, Pearly Penile Papules do not necessarily require removal, but taking into account the cosmetic aspect, patients can choose from a series of PPP removal treatments such as CO2 laser, electrocautery, excisional surgery, radiosurgery and various natural remedies. Among all these, our specialist Dr. Jha, recommends radiosurgery due to the cosmetic advantages it ensures regarding the final results and the low level of invasiveness of the procedure. Compared to PPP removal with the CO2 laser technology which requires at least two sessions in a gap of 2-3 weeks, radiosurgery for PPP removal only takes a single off treatment which lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.

We must mention that the PPP removal radiosurgery treatment is available only at Renew Skin & Health Clinic, where it is performed under the close supervision of our specialist, Dr. Jha, providing you with the best cosmetic results and the most comfortable type of procedure there is. You will not be disappointed!


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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