PPP are small, benign non-cancerous growths. They are not associated with any symptoms; they are not itchy or painful. They typically first appear in adolescence or early adulthood. They are estimated to occur in 1 in 7 to 1 in 2 males. Additionally, guys can have PPP regardless of their race, geographic location, or sexualbehaviors. They are more common in guys who are uncircumcised..

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Dr Michael Rich in Melbourne is one of the few specialist doctors who has treated hundreds of men with pearly penile papules PPPs. Dr Rich has patients come to him at his Armadale clinic from all over Australia and overseas for quick, easy removal which, although medically non-essential, is often of great emotional and psychological benefit. Your string of pearls can be gone tomorrow. The laser is focused solely on the papules, and works from the outside in, vaporising your unwanted pearls.

There is no damage to your penis at all, making our laser the perfect tool. The appointment is quick and over before you know it. The area will produce a scab as you might expect from any cut or scrape, and will completely heal over well within a fortnight.

A dressing will be applied, needing to stay on for about a week, and you can expect the area to swell somewhat, with some initial bleeding. Because PPPs hardly ever recur, you can rest easy knowing that this is the only procedure you are likely to need. The scientific name is hirsuties papillaris genitalis. PPPs are a small ring of flesh-coloured or slightly lighter-coloured dome-shaped bumps in an organised row around the corona of the penis.

These little bumps are considered a normal characteristic of some penises and are non-infectious, benign growths. Men who are circumcised as an adult sometimes find these bumps disappear spontaneously. Between eight and 43 per cent of men will develop PPPs, though not everyone wants them removed. They can come and go on their own. Generally PPPs are not considered to affect your sex life, but they can cause the penis in some men to become a little bit more sensitive.

Each man will determine how this affects him personally; for most, it is not an issue. Laser treatment is purely cosmetic in nature. Picking can cause scarring and should be avoided and topical applications are ineffective and possibly irritating. You are in good hands. Men have long been worrying about their papules, but still, we are really no closer to knowing why they appear than we were when PPPs were first identified.

The only way to properly remove your string of pearls is to have it removed using a modern laser by an experienced dermatologist. Tea tree oil is an antibacterial oil often used for infections, which PPPs are not. Tea tree oil will not work because it simply does not work that way. Additionally, undiluted tea tree oil applied can really burn.

Never apply undiluted essential oils and if you really want to remove your papules and a tea tree-scented penis , avoid this home remedy and visit our clinic. Some chemicals and creams are used as a mild peel or wash, with stronger concentrations obtained by prescription only, or as therapeutic chemical peel at your dermatologist.

You cannot get hold of these creams in a concentration that can causing peeling over the counter, nor should you try. You are likely to damage your penis using a chemical peel, and it would have been faster and easier to walk into our clinic and have your pearls removed the old fashioned way — by laser. You do not have an infection, so applying any type of antibacterial or antibiotic will not do anything at all. Bio-oil is a liquid oil mixture designed to soften and protect.

It cannot remove PPPs in any way, shape or form, though your penis will be very moisturised and protected. This oil could be useful if you have dry skin, but it cannot remove PPPs. Honey has no properties whatsoever. Pearly penile papules are benign growths that appear in a ring around the corona of the penis. PPPs are so named because they appear like a string of pale pearls, evenly spaced and consistently sized.

Laser removal of PPPs will depend on individual presentation, the clinic, and the doctor. The best way to get an accurate estimate of costs is to stop in for a consultation with Dr Rich. If you decide to go ahead, we absorb the cost of your consultation into the overall cost of the procedure.

Removing PPPs is a specialised skill that only an experienced doctor should be performing. Dr Rich is the go-to doctor for pearly penile papule removal in Melbourne. PPPs are not contagious and are not an infection or sexually transmitted disease. You cannot give these little bumps to a sexual partner no matter how hard you try. Researchers are still unsure why these papules appear, but the consensus is that they are a normal variant and probably a biological remnant from early human days.

The only way to make PPPs go away is by laser. Dr Rich believes that laser treatment is the safest, most effective treatment method. We know that after treatment, PPPs do not return. There is no real evidence that pearly penile papules affect sexual sensitivity, though they may have played a role in reproduction at some stage.

Laser treatment is understood to be, in the right hands, very effective and safe for removing these little bumps. The laser is ablative, which means it is vapourising your PPPs. Healing is usually quick and pain-free. Healing is usually fast, occurring without scarring so long as the small wounds are not disrupted or infected as they heal. Infection is rare with proper care.

Home remedies are not able to work to remove penile papules. Some popular home remedies are toothpaste, castor oil, and tea tree oil. There are two main ways doctors remove PPPs: cryotherapy and laser treatments. Cryotherapy is a freezing technique, while the laser is a heat technique. There is no reason for you to take antibiotics after your penile treatment since, with proper care, infection is a low risk.

Dr Rich may prescribe you an antibiotic cream to apply topically. If you see any signs of infection — heat, redness, swelling, soreness — call the clinic immediately. Every laser treatment comes with risks, explained to you before your procedure.

Unexpected problems can arise, so talk through the possible outcomes with Dr Rich. The removal procedure is essentially the same as having a wart removed. Because most people heal quickly and the risks are low, this procedure is available for those men who want it without undue restriction.

We cannot perform the procedure on anyone with an active infection on their penis or a skin condition that would pose any risks of adverse outcomes. Your penis will take about a week to heal fully.

The skin on genitals and the anal area heals remarkably quickly, so you can expect a full and quick recovery and be back to your normal self in no time. The laser uses thermal energy — heat — to vapourise the unwanted tissue, leaving your other skin largely untouched. There is likely to be some mild inflammation, and the skin may crust over in a scab as the underlying tissue heals from the heat damage.

There is nothing you could have done differently to avoid developing PPPs, including modifying your diet. There is no evidence that diet has anything to do with papule development.

This is not true. There is nothing you could have done differently that we know of to avoid the development of your PPPs. Once the skin has healed about a week , nobody will be any the wiser.

If you have an intimate partner who gets close up and personal with your penis regularly, they may notice. There will be no scarring and no sign left on your penis that the PPPs were ever there. We do not inject an anaesthetic into the penis before the laser treatment.

Most men find the treatment very tolerable with the anaesthetic cream, and the post-treatment discomfort manageable and short-lived. Dr Rich can advise you on what painkillers to take should you require pain management. You will have a thorough explanation by Dr Rich on how to care for your penis as it heals. Normal care routines maintain proper hygiene and ensure a swift, clean recovery.

Typically used for insect bites, calamine lotion is great for many applications, but a very poor candidate.

PPPs are not an oil gland, and therefore this cannot help you. Acne drugs will not work. Iodine is an antibacterial agent, and because your problem is not bacterially-based in any way, iodine cannot help.

Iodine is also quite drying, so applying it to your penis is going to make your penis dry and a funny colour; it will not remove your papules. Baby powder is a benign powder that has no active effect except to dry tissue, typically used in babies though less so these days to help prevent nappy rash. Baby powder will result in you having a dusty, pleasant-smelling penis and not much more.

Lemon juice is acidic, but not acidic enough to remove even the softest pearly papule. Using any form of topical cream that promises to be acidic is also inappropriate to put onto your penis. Topical ointments or creams or oils do not work. We have the best eradication strategy for PPPs: a laser session. Visit our clinic for your safe, effective, quick pearly penile papule removal. The laser uses heat, making the session very quick, easy, and relatively painless.

Pearly papule treatment can rid you of the wart-like appearance of the pearly papules. There is only one good pearly procedure for PPPs and that is vaporising by a qualified, experienced doctor.

Dr Rich does this so carefully, professionally and best of all, quickly. Vaporise your papules today. Contact us.


Pearly Penile Papules

Had rough bumps around your penis for the longest time? They are usually arranged circumferentially and they have the same colour as your skin. Pearly penile papules are actually a normal variant of the penile anatomy. Although they are often mistaken as sexually transmitted lesions. These bumps are present since young.


PPP (Pearly Penile Papule) Removal

Pearly penile papules are small pink-white growths that develop around the head of the penis. Any male can develop pearly penile papules, but they are not considered harmful. This article will discuss what pearly penile papules are, how to identify them, and whether they can be removed or prevented. The medical term used to describe pearly penile papules is Hirsutoid papillomas. They typically develop around the head of the penis. Their size and color can vary across individuals. They typically appear pink-white and measure between 1 to 4 millimeters in diameter, resembling small pimples.


Should I worry about pearly penile papules?

Pearly penile papules PPP removal is achieved through the use of a CO2 carbon dioxide laser, an instrument that is commonly used for non-surgical skin resurfacing treatments. The laser is concentrated exclusively on the papules, ensuring that no damage is inflicted upon the penis. A topical anaesthetic is applied to the treated area, avoiding the need for injections, while ensuring that the procedure is completely painless. The treated skin does produce scabrous tissue following the procedure, but this is only temporary and heals within 1 to 2 weeks. Some minor swelling will occur and there will be some bleeding immediately following the treatment.

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