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What are Pearly Penile Papules?

Pearly penile papules (PPP), also known as Hirsutoid Papillomas, are a common condition affecting the glans (the head of your penis). 

These tiny white or skin-coloured bumps form most commonly around the margin of the glans, often in rows. 

Pearly penile papules are a normal anatomic variant and do not cause any symptoms. They are not due to sexual activity, sexually transmitted disease or lack of hygiene. They are not infectious or contagious and they are not painful whatsoever. 

Genuine pearly penile papules are benign. Once they develop, they don’t spread or change much in size or shape. 

A papule is a raised, pimple-like growth on the skin that does not produce pus. The papules usually appear after puberty and are more common in men who have not been circumcised. However, they can appear on any male. 

Penile papules can be identified by several characteristics: 

  • They are smooth 
  • Look like tiny bumps 
  • Usually measure 1–4mm in diameter 
  • Form in rows around base of glans (rounded head of the penis) 

The presence of pearly penile papules is very common, affecting up to 43% of men, and they do not pose any medical issue. 

But many men opt for their treatment and removal, usually to avoid confusion with a genital wart infection or other STI.

In other cases, they simply don’t like the look of them and wish to improve the overall appearance of their intimate area, preferring the appearance of a smooth, unblemished shaft. 

Many men can suffer from anxiety due to the presence of pearly penile papules because people can mistake them for sexually transmissible diseases.

This can cause great negative impact on his self-esteem, cause intimacy issues, and inhibit confident engagement in sexual activity, which can then have further impact on mental health and relationships. 

Pearly Penile Papules Removal and Treatment Options

There are numerous methods for the removal of pearly penile papules, and they range in efficacy. 

Here at Contour Clinics, we use Surgitron radiofrequency (RF) therapy to remove pearly penile papules. 

This method of removal is simple, efficient and is the most comfortable treatment option available for effectively erasing the area of pearly penile papules. 

For your treatment, anaesthetic cream is applied to numb the treatment area. A local anaesthetic is then delivered to the area to completely numb the treatment area. We then use radiofrequency to ‘shave’ and remove the papules. 

The removal procedure is simple and effective, lasting around 5–10 minutes. There are no scalpels or stitches. 

Other methods such as topical creams, surgical excision, laser therapy and cryotherapy are effective, but carry a higher risk of damage to the surrounding skin tissue, and even permanent scarring. 

The energy-based technology that we use at Contour Clinics for PPP removal uses radiofrequency (RF) to perform electrosurgery in a way that’s precise, controlled and non-destructive of surrounding skin.

Book in for Pearly Papule Removal Treatment

Looking for a reputable, experienced and discreet clinic for your Pearly Penile Papules Removal? 

Contour Clinics offers treatments for the intimate area at all our locations, so professional medical expertise is never out of reach. 

You can book with any of our clinics for Pearly Penile Papules Removal, with locations across Sydney in Newtown, Castle Hill, Five Dock and Miranda, as well as Stones Corner in Brisbane. 

We welcome patients for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with one of our Cosmetic Physicians, so you can learn more about what your treatment will involve, and what to expect. 

Here at Contour Clinics, our treatments for the intimate area are performed only by highly experienced and qualified Cosmetic Doctors, who see a multitude of these cases every day. 

You can trust that your doctor at Contour Clinics will look after your treatment in the most sensitive and professional manner, to achieve the aesthetically pleasing result you desire. 

See more of our treatments for the intimate area here. 

The Contour Clinics Guarantee

All treatments at Contour Clinics are performed by highly experienced, fully qualified and skilled Cosmetic Physicians, and come with: 

  • Complimentary consultation and assessment with your treating doctor 
  • Only expert doctors delivering treatments for the intimate area 
  • Gold standard, industry-leading technology and techniques used 
  • Complimentary follow-up appointment to review results 

Talk to our friendly patient care team! We are happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment options, what’s involved, and how to get started. 

Book a consultation with one of our Cosmetic Doctors for a private discussion about your treatment. Consultation at Contour Clinics is complimentary and obligation-free. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most recommended treatment for pearly penile papules?

The energy-based technology that we use at Contour Clinics for PPP removal uses radiofrequency (RF) to perform electrosurgery in a way that’s precise, controlled and non-destructive of skin tissue. 

We choose this method because it is the gold standard for benign cosmetic lesions. Its precision means far less trauma caused to surrounding skin compared to older removal techniques.

How does treatment work?

Radiofrequency (RF) is a type of electrosurgery that uses energy to remove raised skin lesions such as papules or moles. 

In your treatment, the area of skin to be treated will be numbed with topical numbing cream, and the targeted energy of the RF beam acts to ‘shave’ the lesions to sit at skin level.

This erases the papules down to skin level permanently, with minimal risk of scarring.

How do I schedule an appointment for treatment?

Get in touch with our highly professional and experienced patient care team via Live Chat on our website (8am–midnight); filling out our online form (we’ll respond within 24 hours); or calling 1300 233 803 to speak with our team (from 9am daily). 

Your enquiry is completely confidential, and your treatment will be entirely with your treating Cosmetic Doctor from start to finish.

What is the cost of pearly penile papule removal and treatment?

Treatment of pearly penile papules and their removal costs $1,500 and includes gold-standard targeted radiofrequency therapy, pre-treatment consultation, and post-treatment follow up – all with your treating doctor exclusively.

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