Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) Treatment

Pearly Penile Papules PPP

Pearly Penile Papules (PPP)

Pearly Penile Papules (commonly called PPPs) are tiny skin coloured or white lumps that frequently appear around the edge of the head of the penis. Usually they run round the entire circumference of the “neck” of the penis. Sometimes, there are even 2 to 3 rows of lumps.

Pearly Penile Papules are NOT caused by sexual activity but are frequently mistaken for warts as they can look similar. Rarely PPPs are mistaken for Molluscum Contagiosum which is an STD.

Pearly Penile Papules are more common in men who are not circumcised.

Pearly Penile Papules are most commonly found in men in their 20’s and 30’s.

Pearly Penile Papules typically do not disappear on their own and will remain throughout a man’s life.

Pearly Penile Papules are not associated with diet or personal hygiene.

Pearly Penile Papules are completely harmless. They are actually just bits of excess skin. Nobody knows what causes it.

However, Pearly Penile Papules can cause significant mental and emotional distress due to their appearance. In fact, it may also cause sexual partners to worry and suspect that they are due to some sort of infection.

For these reasons, some patients are keen to get them removed.

Pearly Penile Papules (PPPs) removal procedure


Removing Pearly Penile Papules is a simple and straightforward procedure. It can be done in our clinics.

First, our doctor will examine the PPPs to ensure that they are truly Pearly Penile Papules and not other issues like HPV warts.

We then apply a numbing cream and leave it on for a while.

Once the area is sufficiently numbed, we use a machine to gently zap away the PPPs.

The entire process is painless. The Pearly Penile Papules are gone immediately after the treatment.

Healing is extremely fast. Most patients are completely healed well within 1 week of the procedure.

Recurrence of Pearly Penile Papules after the procedure is very rare.

Pearly Penile Papules (PPPs) removal is available at our clinics. If you wish to have your PPPs removed please contact us for an appointment.


1.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Novena

Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Tan Kok Kuan is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Novena Medical Centre

Novena Medial Centre
#08-31, 10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506

+65 6397 2095


Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m.

9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Sunday and Public Holiday

2.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Somerset

Men’s Lifestyle Clinic

Dr. Taufiq is currently practising in Men’s Lifestyle Clinic @Somerset (Orchard Building) 

Orchard Building
#10-08, 1 Grange Road
Singapore 239693

+65 6262 0762


Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday
10.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m. and
3.00 p.m. to 7.00pm

10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. and
2.00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Sunday and Public Holiday

3.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Robertson

Men’s Health & Anonymous HIV Testing Clinic

Anonymous HIV Testing in Singapore:
(Don’t require any identification, such as passport, NRIC or contact details during registration. )

Dr Deepa and Dr Jonathon Ti are currently practising at @Robertson Branch

11 Unity Street
#02-07, Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995

+65 6238 7810


Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
9.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

4.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Scotts

Men’s Health Clinic

Dr. Justin Sii & Dr. Elaine are currently practising at our Men’s Health Clinic @Scotts Medical Centre

9 Scotts Road,
#06-06, Scotts Medical Centre
Singapore 228210

+65 6694 2348


Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.

8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Sunday & Public Holiday Closed

Checkout our Women’s clinic location.

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