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Did she notice? Is that the reason it didn’t work out with her? What will this new girl think of me? Does she think I have an STD? All these thoughts and more race through your head when you have this condition. It is benign and harmless and not any fault of yours but still, it sucks! Don’t worry any longer, there is an excellent treatment to remove them permanently in just one session. Imagine a lifetime of freedom from worry and embarrassment, time to move on with life and deal with it once and for all.


DermMedica removes PPP using the latest and most effective skin care technology. This frustrating condition is sometimes confused with HPV and other STIs, but the bumps are not contagious and not the result of sexual activity, or even personal habits. Instead, they form as a result of genetics.

They can be embarrassing or cause discomfort on the part of sexual partners, even though they don’t present a health risk. We respond to each individual case by creating a minimally-invasive and effective laser treatment plan.


Since the papules are a skin variation and not a medical problem, they do not cause discomfort. The only symptom is the appearance of the bumps along the circumference of the tip of the penis. Penile papules are a genetic variation of normal in men. They are more common in uncircumcised men than circumcised men. Some primates have penile spines in a similar location so the papules may be a vestigial trait.


Dr. Crippen at DermMedica has been performing this treatment for many years and prospective patients travel from all over Canada to have this procedure performed by him because of his experience. Dr. Crippen can discuss your concerns and needs at an assessment.

The DermMedica clinic is designed with the needs of our patients in mind. There is a side door available to maximize privacy and discretion for patients. Very few clinics offer this level of confidentiality to create a level of comfort that is second to none.

When you make an appointment for a consultation, Dr. Crippen will be able to discuss the process and your specific needs with you. He will examine you and tell you what results you can expect. The consultation is the perfect time to ask any questions you have and to discuss the treatment with Dr. Crippen. You will receive additional information that is important in understanding the procedure and making the best choice for you.


The papules cause no pain and are not dangerous from a health perspective so some men will choose to leave the condition untreated. However, many men find them embarrassing. Current or previous partners may have been concerned by their appearance or judgmental of them. This remedy removes the unpleasant emotional and social fallout that the papules can cause.

PPP elimination is achieved via a simple outpatient procedure called a C02 laser treatment. A C02 laser is used to vaporize the papules. This procedure can take as little as a few minutes to perform. The laser removes moisture from them and promotes the growth of healthy and youthful skin in their place. As a result, there is minimal risk and time loss associated with it. The cost of the procedure is low compared to the potential emotional benefits and alleviation of stigma.

During the procedure, the area is cleaned and a topical numbing agent is applied. No injections are involved. The anesthetic makes it so you will not feel anything during the procedure.

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