Pearly penile papules (PPP) are flesh-colored or white small, dome-shaped bumps or skin tags that form around the rim and underside of the tip of the penis. These bumps, or papules, may be skin-colored or slightly lighter than the skin. It is believed that nearly 1 out of 5 men will be affected with PPP in their lifetime. Though some men choose to leave this condition untreated, many men find their appearance to be embarrassing, causing social and emotional effects.
Dr. William Groff is the leading expert and board-certified cosmetic dermatologist treating pearly penile papules in San Diego and on the west coast. Their cause is unknown, and although they are more common in men in their twenties and thirties and are also more common in uncircumcised males, PPP is NOT a sexually transmitted disease. For more information visit www.PPPTreatment.com
Some men choose to leave PPP untreated, as the papules are generally asymptomatic. However, many men find this condition to be embarrassing in intimate situations and suffer detrimental social and emotional effects from leaving them untreated. Treatment for pearly penile papules is typically quite simple and effective through carbon dioxide laser treatment by a qualified dermatologist. Here’s what you can expect when you come in for PPP treatment.
The most effective, painless, and safest treatment for the successful removal of pearly penile papules is the CO2 laser. This laser provides optimal results because of its unique ability to specifically target particular areas without damaging nearby tissue in any way. Before the treatment begins, a numbing cream will be applied to the affected area. Once the cream has fully activated, Dr. William Groff will administer the laser treatment by focusing and firing the beam on each individual papule, vaporizing it instantaneously. The entire treatment takes only 20-30 minutes, requires no injections, and is completely painless.
Do PPP Creams Work?
Though creams claiming to treat papules do exist, they are not effective and can cause undesirable side effects. The safest and most beneficial treatment is PPP removal with a CO2 laser at CLDerm.
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