PPP, also known as pearly penile papules or hirsuties papillaris genitalis, is a common condition affecting many men in their twenties and thirties. It involves the appearance of small, dome-shaped bumps around the crown of the penis, and while it can look a lot like a sexually transmitted disease, it is actually completely benign and genetic in nature. PPP cannot be transmitted through any kind of sexual activity.
PPP can be an embarrassing condition, and may cause problems with intimacy. Luckily, there is a proven safe and effective remedy: treatment with a CO2 laser. Dr. William Groff of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego is the leading expert on treatment of PPP, and has performed thousands of successful treatments on men of all ages and skin types.
Is PPP Dangerous?
PPP is not at all dangerous; it is a benign condition that cannot be transmitted and causes no medical symptoms. The issue is that many men are embarrassed and ashamed of their condition, and want to get rid of it so that they can feel comfortable in intimate situations or any other situation where their penis may be visible to others. They may even dislike looking at their penis in the privacy of their own home. This dislike of the condition can lead to trying homemade remedies that can in fact become dangerous.
Homemade “cures” for PPP do not work. There are many at-home remedies advertised online, but at best these will only soften the bumps, and at worst are actively harmful and dangerous to attempt to use, especially in such a delicate area. Be wary of advertisements that tout “natural” remedies or any kind of at-home kit, and never attempt to physically detach the bumps by yourself, as this could lead to a number of side effects including infection, scarring, and loss of sensation.
The Best Remedy for PPP
The best, safest, most effective treatment for pearly penile papules is vaporization by CO2 laser done by a trained, skilled, board-certified dermatologist. A CO2 laser, when wielded correctly, can precisely target and destroy each individual bump for a more aesthetically pleasing penis that men won’t be ashamed of. With a CO2 laser treatment, there is no loss of sensation, no scarring, and no adverse long-term side effects. There may be some redness, swelling, and scabbing immediately following treatment, but the majority of this will dissipate after a few days, with full recovery after one to two weeks.
A CO2 PPP treatment takes only around 20 to 30 minutes, and it is completely painless because of a strong numbing cream used beforehand. The CO2 laser targets so precisely that no surrounding skin is touched or damaged in any way, so you can rest assured that your penis will be fully functional and intact following treatment. Having a CO2 treatment done is much safer and more effective than any kind of at-home remedy, and is the only current treatment available that is recommended by doctors with a 100% guarantee of success.
Schedule a PPP Consultation Today
If you suffer from pearly penile papules and want to eliminate them safely and effectively, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to schedule your consultation with Dr. Groff, the leading PPP treatment expert on the west coast. To learn more, call us at 858-771-9636 today!