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Pearly Penile Papules Treatment

Pearly Penile Papules Treatment Norwich

If you suffer from pearly penile papules we can help. We have experience in dealing with this condition and it can be easily treated from our clinic in Poringland, Norwich.

What are Pearly Penile Papules?

Pearly penile papules (PPP) are small harmless growths that appear around the head of the penis. They often appear as tiny raised spots or lumps and, hence the name, are often likened to small pearls. The more common colour is white but they may appear as different shades such as pink or yellow. You may notice that the spots appear in maybe 1 or 2 rows on the side of the glans, but it is possible that you will see them on other parts of the penis. If you are experiencing this condition then the good news is that it is not a sexually transmitted disease, is not contagious, and is benign. As with any lesion(s) anywhere on the body, it is always a good idea to get them checked out, to rule out other conditions that may be not so contagious or benign.

How can we help with Pearly Penile Papules?

There is no medical reason for anything to be done about PPP as they are benign and harmless. It may be the case that they simply go away on their own. That being said, patients opt to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. They may be self-conscious or embarrassed by the papules, or they may have negative ideas about how others may view the condition. If this is the case with you and you wish to have the PPP removed then we have a few effective treatment options open to you.
The most effective treatment, for most patients, is a CO2 laser. We have one of the best CO2 devices on the market and have gleaned excellent results for the removal of all different types of skin lesions. Please get in touch to book a consultation and we will do our best to put your mind at ease.

Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) Information and FAQ

Will the pearly penile papules treatment hurt?

No, your penis will be fully anaesthetised so you should not feel anything during the procedure.

Will I have to follow an aftercare regimen after the pearly penile papules treatment?

Yes, you will have to apply some cream as directed by the doctor over the next week or so following the treatment. All of this will be fully explained to you.

How long after the pearly penile papules treatment will things return to normal?

Normal appearance will return within approximately 2 weeks after the treatment.

What causes pearly penile papules?

The cause is not well known but it is thought that the pearly penile papules once had a purpose but are now an evolutionary ‘leftover’ that no longer serves a purpose.

Are there any side effects from having the PPP removal procedure?

You can expect some crusting and scabbing as the area starts to heal. You may experience some discomfort for a few days. Most patients are able to resume normal activity on the same day as the procedure. You will have to abstain from sexual activity for approximately 7-10 days after having the treatment.

How long will a pearly penile papules treatment take?

You can expect to be in and out of the clinic within an hour.

Please be rest assured that we hold the highest possible regard for our patient’s feelings when it comes to potentially embarrassing or delicate subjects such as the above. Many patients wish they had come to us sooner for treatment. You are in safe hands at The Doctors Laser Clinic. Take the first step and call to book an appointment today. 

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All of our team have a special interest in skin and are happy to discuss your problem with you. We use only the best equipment on the market.

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All treatments start with an initial consultation with one of our team. During your consultation we learn about your areas of concern and treatment goals.


All our staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thus reducing mutual risk. As a Covid-Safe, CQC Registered Medical Clinic with Ventilation that ensures TWELVE air changes per hour your safety is our priority. 

We are continuing to adhere to strict protocols so the car park will continue as our waiting room for the time being. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Feel free to contact us on 01603 360 360 or at info@laserdocs.co.uk.