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 £129 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

A compilation of prices for PPP removal is also available. 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.

I earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal in 2015. One of my notable achievements during my studies was receiving acclaim for the 'Simplicity of the proposed solution' in a university project. I've always been a 'Do-It-Yourself' type of person, and solving my own pearly penile papules issue was no different. After months of dedicated experimentation with various home remedies for PPP, I developed a safe and effective solution that tackles the problem. The solution has been bundled into the "PPP KIT" and I am happy to share this life changing remedy since 2020!

Reviewed by: Fabiola Garcia

I studied Nursing at the CDI College in Montreal before furthering my education at École Esthétique Avancée, recognized as Quebec's premier private institution for medical aesthetics. I actively contributed to enhancing the safety protocols of the pearly penile papule (PPP) removal procedure by collaborating on the refinement of the 'Aftercare' section within the PPP Kit's step-by-step guide.