Pearly Penile Papules Treatment Removal New York City Radiosurgery



Pearly Penile Papules Treatment


GOAL
To remove pearly penile papules (PPP) without scarring


TECHNOLOGY
Radiowave device


DOWNTIME
Minimal to Moderate


COST
$800-1400 depending on the case


FINANCING

Ali Vafa MD, MPH, Board Certified

Botox NYC

One of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to a select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year.
Chairman Level designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra and also a Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz.









Pearly penile papules (PPPs) are small dome-shaped skin-colored papules that typically are located on the glans penis. Commonly, PPPs are arranged circumferentially in one or several rows and often are assumed wrongly to be transmitted sexually. PPPs most commonly are confused with condyloma acuminatum (genital warts) or less often, with molluscum contagiosum.

Pearly Penile Papules are considered to be benign lesions and harbor no malignant potential. They are not contracted, spread through sexual activity or associated with personal hygiene. Even though there is little known about the cause of PPPs, they are known to be more prevalent among uncircumcised men.

The incidence of Pearly Penile Papules has been reported to be as high as 33% in some studies. PPPs are asymptomatic and require no medical therapy. However PPPs cause a great deal of anxiety to men until their benign nature is identified. They can also be uncomfortable for men during intimate situations because of the fear that their partner will mistake them for sexually transmitted lesions such as genital warts.

Finding these bumps can be scary and many men are uncomfortable bringing it up to their doctor. But once you know what they are you can decide what you want to do about them.

Although PPPs are benign it doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Traditionally there were many different treatment options including topical podophyllin, excisional surgery, electrodessication with curettage, cryotherapy and carbon dioxide laser. Topical podophyllin was found to be ineffective and the other treatment modalities were found to have mixed results.

Dr. Vafa prefers to use Radiosurgical excision or radio-wave surgery for the removal of PPPs as well as other common skin lesions. He finds that because this technology uses radio waves and not electricity or heat, it causes less damage to the surrounding tissues, therefore reducing post-treatment scarring and healing time.  This modality used by an experienced physician such as Dr. Vafa allows for a very precise excision of skin lesions unmatched by the above mentioned treatment modalities.

The treatment for pearly penile papules lasts approximately 30mins - 45mins.

Post Treatment
Many patients do not require any sort of pain relief following the removal of their papules. A full recovery is made within 8 - 10 days of the treatment, but during this time the level of discomfort is at an absolute minimal.




Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS RADIOSURGERY? / RADIOWAVE DEVICE*

Radiowave is a technology used to treat a variety of soft tissue conditions, from the skin to deeper tissues. The treatment of warts, moles, and other skin growth takes only a few minutes with this technology. Dr. Vafa specializes in removal of lesions (moles, skin tags, warts, papules, brown spots, solar keratoses and other growths) on the face and body. The techniques he usues are particularly useful for facial growths as there is no scarring and the healing period is short.

AFTER THE TREATMENT, WILL THE PAPULES EVENTUALLY COME BACK?*

To date, a client’s papules have never returned following treatment.

WHERE DO YOU OFFER PEARLY PENILE PAPULES REMOVAL?

The treatment is only available at our SoHo and Midtown locations.

IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?

Many of our clients are initially concerned about the amount of pain involved in the procedure – however they are all pleasantly surprised to find out that the level of discomfort is minimal. The treatment of PPP is carried out under local anaesthetic and patients are able to return to normal activity immediately after the procedure.

IS THERE ANY RISK INVOLVED IN THE PROCEDURE?*

The treatment of pearly penile papules is not considered to be a high risk treatment. In fact, it is a fairly simple procedure when carried out by a specialist.

WILL MY PENIS LOSE SENSITIVITY AFTER THE PROCEDURE?*

No – your penis will not become less sensitive due to the treatment.

CAN THE TREATMENT BE CARRIED OUT ON THE SAME DAY AS CONSULTATION?

Yes – most of our clients have the pearly penile papules treatment on the same day as their consultation. This is a convenient and cost effective approach.*

*Results may vary