Genital Lesions including PPP
At Neutral Bay Laser & Dermatology Clinic, we understand that genital lesions can often be troubling from a cosmetic perspective but importantly 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 skin elsewhere.
At our clinic, we commonly treat patients from not only Sydney but often from New South Wales and interstate for:
- 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 commonly 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. Many 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, generally 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.
- Vulval lesions – Some vulval lesions such as warts, seborrheic keratoses and angiokeratomas be treated at our clinic with laser.
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.
Don’t live with embarrassing genital conditions, call us today to arrange a consultation with our specialist dermatologist on (02) 9953 9522.
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