The Pearly Penile Papules are a rather common skin condition appearing in approx. 35% of the male population, but in some rarer cases, these pearly papules appear in women as well, being generally called vestibular papillae.
These small, white or skin-coloured, elongated or dome-shaped growths usually appear on the vestibular aspect of the labia minora, and besides the unaesthetic appearance, they do not cause any abnormal sensations, being harmless, asymptomatic, not sexually transmittable nor having any connection to personal hygiene. As in the case of the PPP in men, vestibular papillae in women are simply ectopic or obstructed sebaceous glands.
The safest way to ensure proper vestibular papillae removal is through an accurate diagnosis. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic our specialized practitioners conduct a thorough examination, while also assessing your medical history and current health condition. This check-up is essential, as to make sure that the correct diagnosis really points to vestibular papillae and not genital warts or other more severe genital conditions. After this step is taken, you will be recommended a proper vestibular papillae removal treatment.
Generally, our Renew Skin & Health Clinic specialists recommend the non-surgical CO2 laser therapy or cryotherapy for the removal of the vestibular papillae, but depending on your individual case and the size of these genital skin growths, the treatments may vary.
Both of the CO2 laser therapy and cryotherapy, as abovementioned, are non-surgical, minimally invasive, painless, as they are conducted under local anesthesia and scarless, requiring no downtime whatsoever. Being outpatient procedures, you can resume your daily activities, with advice of refraining from normal sexual intercourse for a limited number of days, which the specialist in charge of your case will tell you after the vestibular papillae removal treatment.
While the Co2 laser therapy uses high-intensity, laser beams to destroy these lesions without affecting the adjacent tissues, cryotherapy uses nitrogen freezing, for the destruction of these genital outgrowths in a highly effective manner.
Natural or home remedies, which have been proved efficient in some cases with Pearly Penile Papules removal in men, such as castor oil or tea tree oil are not recommended against the vestibular papillae in women in terms of their effects on the inner aspects of the female genitalia. So, Renew Skin & Health Clinic recommends you to always resort to a specialist when it comes to the application of any treatment in this highly delicate area.
To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced practitioners regarding the vestibular papillae removal treatments, simply contact our Renew Skin & Health Clinic’s Head Office and our operators will give you all the necessary details and information.