12 doctors weighed in:
Can pearly penile papules be removed with a laser (without scarring)?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Shouldnt disfigure
Appropriate laser treatment is both effective and minimally injurious to the treated tissues.
If the papules bother the person affected the treatment should provide significant physical and psychological benefit.

In brief: Shouldnt disfigure
Appropriate laser treatment is both effective and minimally injurious to the treated tissues.
If the papules bother the person affected the treatment should provide significant physical and psychological benefit.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Penis "pox" removal
There is usually a scar generated when anything is removed, whether by knife or laser, however, excisions on the penis tend to heal really well compared to other parts of the body so scars are usually less problematic.
In my opinion, there is not a big advantage to the laser over other methods of removal and lasers tend to add to the costs.

In brief: Penis "pox" removal
There is usually a scar generated when anything is removed, whether by knife or laser, however, excisions on the penis tend to heal really well compared to other parts of the body so scars are usually less problematic.
In my opinion, there is not a big advantage to the laser over other methods of removal and lasers tend to add to the costs.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but...
Pearly penile papules along the corona of glans penis are benign, harmless so no practical reason to remove it with laser vaporization.
Remember: any tissue injury heals up with a scar of some degree, although possibly being barely visible; physician is still physician, not magician despite applying many modern high-tech tools... So, some scar is expected but may vary in appearance among men.

In brief: Yes, but...
Pearly penile papules along the corona of glans penis are benign, harmless so no practical reason to remove it with laser vaporization.
Remember: any tissue injury heals up with a scar of some degree, although possibly being barely visible; physician is still physician, not magician despite applying many modern high-tech tools... So, some scar is expected but may vary in appearance among men.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A resurfacing/fractionated laser can be used to help diminish and remove the lesions.
Scarring risk are always there but can be minimized by having the laser surgery done by an experienced physician.

In brief: Yes
A resurfacing/fractionated laser can be used to help diminish and remove the lesions.
Scarring risk are always there but can be minimized by having the laser surgery done by an experienced physician.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: Do not remove
It is unnecessary to remove and although theoretically possible would likely lead to irreversible scarring which would be bigger problem than normal variant.

In brief: Do not remove
It is unnecessary to remove and although theoretically possible would likely lead to irreversible scarring which would be bigger problem than normal variant.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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