Treatment of pearly penile papules

Pearly penile papules appear as small benign bumps located around the crown of the glans. In the absence of aesthetic concerns, it is generally not necessary to treat pearly papules, as this condition is neither contagious nor harmful to health.

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Treatment of pearly penile papules in Paris | Medical dermatology | Skin Marceau

Pearly penile papules: what are they ?

Pearly penile papules are small, harmless protrusions that form around the glans or crown of the penis in some men. They are usually flesh-colored or white, have a bead-like or small bump appearance, and are often arranged in circular rows.

These papules are not related to sexually transmitted infections; they are considered a normal variant of penile physiology. They are not contagious and do not affect sexual life.

Their cause is unknown. They can be diagnosed through a simple clinical examination.

What is the treatment for pearly penile papules?

Dermatologists at Skin Marceau Clinic in Paris treat pearly penile papules with CO2 laser.

Procedure of the treatment at Skin Marceau

The treatment is quite simple, quick, and with no notable aftermath. Contraindications include the presence of metal plates in the body as well as the use of a pacemaker or cardiac defibrillator. Dental implants are not considered a contraindication.

In most cases, CO2 laser treatment is performed under local anesthesia to minimize any potential discomfort for the patient during the procedure. The laser targets each papule and emits a beam of intense light that gently vaporizes the tissues of the papules, causing them to gradually disappear.

To prevent overheating of the surrounding skin, a cooling system may be used during the procedure to protect the adjacent skin.

After the procedure, it is common to experience slight irritation or redness around the treated area, but this typically subsides within a few days. It will be important to follow your dermatologist’s recommendations regarding post-treatment care and hygiene to ensure optimal healing.

Post-treatment care

Healing takes about a week, and a sensation of discomfort may be experienced during this period. Sexual abstinence is recommended during the first few days following the treatment.

Pricing for pearly penile papule treatment at Skin Marceau ?

The treatment costs between 500 and 800€, and a quote is always provided beforehand.