Genital Lesions including PPP
Genital lesions can be troubling from a cosmetic perspective but can also be medical in nature. Like skin anywhere, skin in the genital regions can be affected by conditions like sun damage, ezcema, rosacea, capillaries and so on. While it can be a sensitive area to treat, treatments are generally the same as any other skin.
At our clinic, we can treat :
- Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) – these are small, harmless, pale lesions on the penis which are seen as a ring of small lumps around the head of the penis. They are not infectious and are in no way related to sexual activity or personal hygiene. The papules appear in males between the teenage years and age 40 and are typically asymptomatic. The condition will persist throughout life, however, research indicates they may become less noticeable with age. A lot of patients are, understandably, concerned about the appearance of these papules and elect to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Papules are removed with either the Erbium or Carbon Dioxide lasers, over one or two treatments. Local anaesthetic cream is applied for one hour prior to each treatment, to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
- Angiokeratomas – these are benign, harmless vascular lesions lying beneath the skin, which can appear in males or females, on the scrotum, labia, buttocks and groin areas. They are dark red or purple in colour, ranging in size from a pinpoint to several millimetres in diameter. They are most commonly treated with the Carbon Dioxide laser, over one or two treatments. Local anaesthetic cream is applied for one hour prior to each treatment, to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
- Vaginal lesions – Some vaginal lesions can be treated at our clinic, but this can only be determined via in-person consult with our Dermatologist.
Patient wishing to investigate whether laser treatment would be appropriate for their genital lesions will need to consult with our Dermatologist, who will review the lesions and determine the best course of treatment. To make this initial consult appointment, please call our receptionist on (02) 9953 9522.