We are unable to show PPP treatment with the CO2 laser, as this can be blocked for visitors. The principle is the same for penile papules as removing the lesions in the video, an effective treatment, with minimal concerns.
Penile papules are technically a cosmetic issue but we understand the concerns they raise and a need for removal. Rows of white, transparent, or flesh coloured spots on the head of your penis can be embarrassing, or psychologically damaging.
They normally develop in younger men and occur due to glands in the skin which secrete an oily, or waxy matter, called sebum. This is meant to lubricate and waterproof the skin but in this case, the action is out of place.
Penile papules can be confused with genital warts, or infection from the human papilloma virus. Unlike those conditions, penile papules are not sexually transmissible, or contagious but need to be correctly identified.
Our consultant dermatologists can diagnose penile papules visually, with lab analysis unlikely to be needed. They assess the exact nature of each case, the best route for treatment and removal of the papules.
Your consultant will naturally discuss and consider relevant health issues, along with your personal wishes. Treatment for penile papules at our London clinic is however safe, effective and up to date.
Penile Papules Treatment
At one time, surgical excision would have been a common approach, or electrodesiccation, or cryosurgery (freezing) to break down the papules prior to removal.
They can still be considered, although quick recovery, the best results and avoidance of pain are significant factors. Case studies, research and our experience clearly indicate a preferred solution.
The favoured approach for penile papules treatment in our London clinic is Encore UltraPulse CO2 laser treatment. This is medically efficient and a sound route to reducing pain, or cosmetic issues.
Laser treatment only requires a relatively brief, day surgery visit and in most cases an anaesthetic cream is used, avoiding injections. The UltraPulse laser precisely targets the papules and vaporises them, without damaging surrounding areas.
The objective is to remove the pearly penile papules, whilst diminishing risk of scarring, or long term changes in pigmentation.
Aftercare & Outcome
Small burn marks can appear on your penis, where the papules previously showed, which heal over the next week or so. After this, reddish marks may remain, before they return to normal skin colour.
You should apply chloramphenicol ointment to any burn marks a few times a day. Then 4 or 5 days after treatment, we recommend applying stratamed cream to the glans, to minimise any risk of scarring.
The risks of treatment are changes in pigmentation, scarring, or incomplete clearance of the penile papules, where a further session may be needed.
Whoever is treating you, these risks should be pointed out. Our consultants are however experienced in providing PPP removal and will try to achieve an optimum outcome, around 95% of treatment is successful, with the area returning to normal.
Getting back to normal just takes a week or two. A solution our patients have found valuable at our friendly, London clinic. Staff experienced in male dermatology conditions are there to provide personal, supportive care.
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