How to Save Money on Pearly Penile Papules Removal

Last updated: 2023-04-24

Despite Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) being harmless little white bumps on the glans, some men opt to remove them for cosmetic reasons, as their appearance is often confused with some kind of sexually transmissible infection.

Removing pearly penile papules is quite easy and well-studied. The most popular treatments are Laser surgery or electrodesiccation done by a dermatologist, see our blog about the different PPP treatment prices. They can also be removed at home using a PPP kit.

Checklist to Save Money on PPP Removal

There are ways to get the best pricing for your PPP removal, simply follow these checkmarks to ensure removing them at the lowest cost.

  1. Choose Electrodesiccation instead of Laser surgery.
  2. Verify if your insurance covers the treatment.
  3. Ask if the consultation fee can be deducted from the treatment cost.
  4. Try verified home treatments.

Choose Electrodesiccation Instead of Laser Surgery

Laser treatment may be an overkill for your papules. Electrodesiccation is less costly and sometimes even preferred to laser treatment in terms of efficiency. Costs vary between states and countries, but you can save over 30% of the cost by opting to go with the electrodesiccation treatment.


The electrodesiccation treatment uses a Hyfrecator instead of a laser to burn the papules. The dermatologist vaporizes each papule by touching them with an electrically charged instrument instead of a contactless laser.

Check If Your Insurance Covers The Treatment

It is rather rare that insurances cover pearly penile papule treatment. The reason is that they do not cause any health risks and their removal is considered cosmetic surgery. If you are in the UK, you might be eligible for insurance coverage with the NHS by applying for the Individual Funding Requests (IFRs). You need to ask your doctor about applying for it, as the decisions for covering it by NHS are made on a case-by-case basis upon review.

Ask If The Consultation Fee Can Be Deducted

If the insurance does not cover it, there are still ways to get better pricing on your PPP removal. Dermatologists usually charge a consultation fee before doing the procedure, these fees vary from $150 to $350. You need to make sure that the consultation fees will be deducted from the treatment cost should you decide to proceed with them.

On another note, a good dermatologist should ensure and guarantee that all your pearly penile papules can be removed within 1 session only. Remember, they are professionals and if experienced, they may have done this simple treatment hundreds of times. If there is a risk of requiring a second or even a third session, we would recommend seeking another dermatologist. Each session can cost around $1,000 and most dermatologists can remove them within 1 session only. In rare occasions where some papules have been missed or not completely destroyed, the retouch to remove them should be included.

Try Verified Home Treatments

A “PPP kit” is the only verified and safe home treatment for pearly penile papules.

For years, men have tried different methods such as applying toothpaste or some kind of oils on the glans to remove pearly penile papules. Although you can try them as they do not pose a serious health risk, they do not produce any results. No documentation or review shows their effectiveness.

A PPP Kit cost only $129 and contains everything needed to perform the electrodesiccation procedure by yourself at home. It uses an electrical Ionizer which works exactly like a Hyfrecator. However, the electrical discharge is lower and set specifically to be safe for pearly penile papules removal

Pearly Penile Papules home removal kit

One advantage of using a PPP kit is that you can do 10 sessions with it, so it is more than enough to do subsequent sessions if you ever miss a few papules. Plus, it is the only home treatment that is verified, with close to a hundred reviews WITH before & after pictures.

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.