Are Pearly Penile Papules Contagious?

Firstly, and most importantly: what are pearly penile papules (PPP)? Medically speaking, they are referred to as hirsuties papillaris genitalis. Besides sharing a visual similarity to some STD’s, most notably HPV genital warts, PPP are a normal variation of the human anatomy and are not communicable to partners through intercourse, oral sex, or transfusion of […]

CO2 Laser Ablation

Dermatologists can offer treatment for PPP with CO2 laser ablation. What’s the big deal with a CO2 laser? Quoted from RealSelf: lasers fractionate or split the laser into very tiny beams (kind of like making a bunch of dots) which cover the surface. With each laser, everywhere the laser hits undergoes thermal damage. The advantage […]