3 Ways to Remove Pearly Penile Papules in the UK

Last updated: 2023-08-10

Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) are small white bumps located on the corona of the glans of the penis. They are a normal anatomic variation and do not pose any health risks. However, some men opt to remove them due to their appearance, as they are often wrongfully confused with a type of STI, and this can cause anxiety for men. Luckily, the procedure for removing PPP is well-studied. These bumps are commonly removed either at the dermatologist or at home.

Pearly Penile Papules diagnosis

Dermatologist Treatment

The most common methods dermatologists use to remove PPP are Laser treatment or Electrodessication.

  • Laser Treatment

    A Fractional CO2 Laser device is used to target and burns the papules precisely. Some laser tools also have a small vacuum attached to the device, so it gets rid of the generated smoke due to the vaporizing of the papules. This method is contactless and the most precise, but it’s also the most expensive due to the high equipment cost. Prices for PPP laser treatment usually start at around £1,000 per session.

  • Electrodesiccation

    You can save a little money for virtually the same result by opting to remove your pearly penile papules via the Electrodesiccation procedure, also called Electrosurgery. This procedure uses a device called a Hyfrecator1. It is a device with a fine pin-pointing electrode, once in contact with the skin, it produces a spark that vaporises the touched area. Removing PPP with the electrodesiccation procedure is offered in many dermatologist clinics in the United Kingdom and can cost as low as £600 to £9002. A consultation fee might be added.

In another blog, we discussed ways to save money on your PPP removal procedure if you opt do it by a dermatologist, including potential insurance coverage with the National Health Service (NHS). However, the cheapest method to remove Pearly Penile Papules is by doing it yourself at home using a PPP KIT.

Home Treatment


    The PPP kit contains everything needed to perform the pearly penile papules treatment by yourself for a fraction of the cost. It uses a portable, toned-down version of a Hyfrecator that is tuned specifically to be safe for PPP removal. The kit costs only £99 and contains step-by-step instructions with video, a numbing cream, and some aftercare supplies.

    Pearly Penile Papules kit

    Thousands of men have already used this method without any permanent side effects. It is currently the only home treatment for PPP that is backed with plenty of reviews with before & after pictures.

Safety First

Whatever method you choose, removing PPP is a common and safe treatment. According to our data, the skin tissue on the glans heals very well and fast compared to other thicker skin tissues, making scarring risk almost non-existent. Make sure that you have Pearly Penile Papules, which are located on the corona of the glans, and not some other type of bumps that can be more prone to scarring risks. We discuss the different types of bumps on our other blog about white bumps on the penis.

Author: Patrick K.

After months of meticulous dedication in trying different home remedies for removing my own pearly penile papules, I have found what works and what doesn’t. I documented the method that worked for me and bundled everything into the PPP KIT so other men could also get rid of their PPP in the most affordable and effective way.