25,000+ happy patients
1,000+ 5-star reviews
Over 45 years combined experience

Who gets Pearly Penile Papules?

Pearly Penile Papules, or PPP, can appear on anyone who is male, as they only occur on the head of the penis. In most cases, they appear as a man is coming out of puberty and can, in some cases, fade with age. They're also most common in uncircumcised men, though any man can get them.

What are the causes of Pearly Penile Papules?

The good news is that PPP is harmless. While unsightly, annoying, and potentially embarrassing, they're not an indicator of something bad happening to your health. They don't appear as a result of hygiene, sexual activity, or other lifestyle choices.

While the cause of Pearly Penile Papules isn't known, it appears it may be linked to a man's development in the womb as a fetus. While we don't know everything about why PPP occurs, you can rest assured it's a completely normal condition. Just because it's normal, though, doesn't mean you have to deal with it! At Elias Dermatology, we offer solutions to help remove your PPP so you can enjoy smooth, clear skin everywhere.

What are common treatments for Pearly Penile Papules?

Fortunately there are many options for getting rid of PPP. When you choose Elias Dermatology for treatment, you can be sure you're in the best possible hands. Carbon dioxide laser surgery can be effective in getting rid of PPP. Radiosurgery, where targeted radiation is used to eliminate excess cells, is a similarly effective and accurate treatment. Your PPP can be frozen off using cryotherapy, or, finally, your PPP can be surgically removed.

We'd love to schedule a consultation with you to go over your options and help you make a decision on which treatment is right for you!

How long does it take to treat Pearly Penile Papules?

The length of treatment will depend on the procedure you end up using, but in many cases, your Pearly Penile Papules will be gone almost immediately. Pursuing treatment now will bring you one step close to being able to feel confident about yourself and your body again. The Elias Dermatology team is here to make sure that happens.

The Elias Dermatology Difference

Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias, and the entire staff at Elias Dermatology® are experienced in medical and cosmetic treatments for both men and women, utilizing a pain-free approach to ensure that patients receive the best results with the highest level of comfort. Elias Dermatology® is at the forefront in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, providing the highest quality care for patients throughout South Florida in the areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie. Elias Dermatology® specializes in a variety of skincare treatments from skin cancer and acne, to the state of the art cosmetic treatments.

Results that speak for themselves

Still don't have an answer to your question? Give us a call at 1-844-DRELIAS.

1000+ raving reviews

With over 1000 5-star reviews, outstanding patient care is our #1 priority.

Ready to make positive, long-lasting changes to your skin?

New and existing patients can schedule virtual or in-person consultations online.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Similar treatments

Don't see what you're looking for? Check out all of our treatment categories.

Frequently asked questions

Still don't have an answer to your question? Give us a call at 1-844-DRELIAS.

Do you take insurance?
Where can I buy Elias Dermatology skincare?
What treatments do you offer?
Do you accept financing?
Where are you located?
How can I schedule a free cosmetic consultation?