Pearly Penile Papules (PPPs) or Penile Angiofibromas
Pearly penile papules or angiofibromas of the penis are common benign dome shaped growths found on the corona of the penis in many males. They are usually confused by patients with genital warts. Although pearly penile papules (PPPs) are benign and are not sexually transmitted, they often have great psychological impact on patients. Many patients are concerned with the appearance of the lesions and the fact that their sexual partners may confuse them with a sexually transmitted disease.
There are safe and effective laser treatments available for pearly penile papules or angiofibromas of the penis. Both the CO2 laser and the fraxel laser can be used to effectively treat pearly penile papules. The CO2 laser is generally a one time procedure. The fraxel laser is utilized over a few sessions to gradually eradicate pearly penile papules with minimal downtime and risk of scarring. Dr. Rokhsar was the first to report on the improvement of pearly penile papules with the fraxel laser and has treated numerous PPP patients successfully with the fraxel laser.
Dr. Rokhsar is regarded as an international authority on laser resurfacing and has introduced fraxel laser resurfacing to many parts of the world. If you suffer from pearly penile papules and desire a safe, painless and effective treatment, make an appointment with Dr. Rokhsar to discuss your laser options.