What is Pearly Penile Papules(PPP)?

Pearly Penile Papules (also known as PPP) are small dome-shaped bumps that typically appear on the rim & around the head of the penis. They can affect males of any age but are usually not considered harmful. This article will discuss specifically what PPP is, and how it can be treated. 

PPP is fairly common with statistics showing it affects roughly 20-30% of the male population. The bumps associated with PPP are usually harmless, carrying no symptoms, and are not a STI (sexually transmitted infection). Furthermore, these bumps do not occur due to any negligence in one’s personal hygiene.

Causes of Pearly Penile Papules – PPP

Generally, there is not a common cause for Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) but most specialists agree that they arise due to an issue with one’s sweat glands or pores. In addition, a common trend in those suffering from PPP is that of a lack of circumcision. Simply put, those who have not been circumcised are far more likely to develop PPP than those who have, but they are also seen in circumcised boys however, it is quite rare in them. 

If PPP is left untreated…

If PPP is left untreated, it will not completely disappear but may get smaller and most likely less visible over the years. However, the very fact that they will still be present on the Penis can become a big issue for individuals in terms of stress. This could bring up a host of issues like sexual rejection, low self-confidence and other mental conditions which affects one’s quality of life. 

Pearly Penile Papules Treatment

Here at Renew Skin & Health Clinic we specialise in treating this condition. We can help to provide you with the best possible treatment and leave you feeling very satisfied. 

The common forms of treatments used for the removal of Pearly Penile Papules, are either by laser or electrosurgical ablation. More details will be provided as to specifically how we go about this treatment when you visit us here at Renew Skin & Health Clinic, in Leamington Spa. 

We have clients regularly coming to us form various parts of UK such as Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Oxford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester, Nottingham, London, Northampton, Luton, Bedford and so many other places including Glasgow and Edinburgh to be successfully treated for PPP. 

If you suffer from PPP we would advise you to seek help locally, via your GP or a dermatologist. However, should you not succeed in this matter, then you may wish to contact us here at Renew Skin & Health Clinic. We are located on 18 Guy Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4RT. You can also reach us on call skin specialist uk 01926 422 454 (Lines open: 09:00-21:00). Please be aware that you will need to book in a consultation with our doctor in order to discuss your condition, and the further steps that will be taken therefrom. There are consultation fees of £100.00, and the cost of the actual treatment will be discussed at this consultation. 

We look forward to seeing you soon here at Renew Skin & Health Clinic!