The carbon dioxide CO2 laser is the gold standard treatment and best method to remove pearly penile papules (PPP).
By using the latest generation Lumenis UltraPulse CO2 laser which has a beam as wide as the tip of a sharpened pencil, Dr. Groff is able to precisely vaporize each papule without the fear of damaging any healthy surrounding penile tissue. This treatment for pearly penile papule is safe, effective, fast, and pain free. It also does not alter the function of the penis in anyway.
After treating over 1000 patients, Dr. Groff has never had any complications. This CO2 laser treatment is intended to completely and permanently remove the papules. However, if a patient's pearly penile papules were to return, Dr. Groff would be happy to treat the patient again at no cost.
CO2 Laser Treatment
The treatment begins by having the area cleansed and a strong topical numbing cream is applied for approximately one hour. No injections are needed. Once the area is numb, the CO2 laser is used carefully to completely remove each of the papules. The laser creates a superficial wound on each papule that heals naturally. This laser treatment can be successfully completed in less than half an hour and in one session.
There will be some redness, swelling, crusting and scabbing with maybe a mild discomfort for the first few days. It typically takes 7-10 days to completely heal, after which the appearance of the penis will be significantly improved. Once men are completely healed, they can resume sexual activity. One of the most desirable aspects of CO2 laser PPP removal is the fact that there is minimal recovery time after the treatment has been performed. Most men are able to resume their everyday activities and go back to work immediately following a CO2 laser procedure.
PPP TREATMENT VIDEOS
This video demonstrates Dr. Groff treating his actual patient with a CO2 laser to remove pearly penile papules (PPP). This patient has been dealing with pearly penile papules for 6-7 years and has no prior treatment. When this treatment is performed by a board certified dermatologist trained and experienced with the CO2 laser, it is safe, painless, and permanently removes the papules.