Pearly Penile Papules Overview
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 a board certified dermatologist and is the leading expert in pearly penile papules treatment. Dr. Groff has also been recognized as a world renowned PPP Specialist by his peers. For over 20 years, Dr. Groff has successfully treated over 2000 men suffering from pearly penile papules and has never had any complications. These men have come from all over the USA and around the world to seek his expertise in this area. In fact, Dr. Groff has performed more laser treatments for pearly penile papules than any other dermatologist in the world. Dr. Groff‘s patients are universally happy with the results from Lumenis UltraPulse Encore CO2 treatment. 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 Lumenis UltraPulse Encore 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.
Read our post-treatment guidelines for pearly penile papules treatment.
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.
Beginning the evening of OR the morning after your treatment:
- Wash the treated area gently in the shower, using your hand and gentle antibacterial liquid soap.
- Cleansing should be done 1-2 times daily, preferably A.M. & P.M.
- After Cleansing: Apply a thin layer of ointment (Aquaphor or Bacitracin). The treated area should always have ointment on it. To ensure this, check the area several times a day to be certain the ointment is in place.
- Continue this regimen until the area is healed.
- If you are uncircumcised make sure the foreskin is always covering the treated area.
DO NOT PICK AT OR ATTEMPT TO PEEL THE SKIN OF THE TREATED AREA
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