Most pearly penile papule removal methods recommended online
are either dangerous or just don’t work.
Before you attempt to get rid of your papules using any of the removal methods suggested online, you should first understand what your pearly penile papules made of on the inside. This will allow you to judge for yourself whether a method is worth trying or not.
Your pearly penile papules have two things inside them:
• They have small clumps of fiber inside them (think of them like a tightly wound rubber band clump)
• They have blood vessels inside them that surround the fibrotic clumps
To remove your pearly penile papules, you have to get rid of these fibrotic clumps on the inside. However, most importantly you also have to make sure that the blood vessels surrounding these clumps don’t get damaged in the process.
And that’s what makes pearly penile papule removal so difficult.
Most removal methods either end up damaging your sensitive penile surface or end up damaging the blood vessels inside your papules. The end result is that your papules are often left looking worse than when you started.
So before you decide to trust any of the commonly recommended pearly penile papule methods recommended online, take a look to see if any of them have truly work…
Top 5 Pearly Penile Papule Removal Methods Reviewed
1. The toothpaste method – Really popular but it just doesn’t work
Here’s how this method is supposed to work: You’re asked to apply a particular type of toothpaste that is meant for smokers on your papules. It’s called smoker’s toothpaste. The reason you’re instructed to use smoker’s toothpaste is because it tends to be stronger than regular toothpaste. The proponents of this method claim that this stronger toothpaste should somehow increase the effectiveness of this method.
You’re asked to first apply this toothpaste on all your papules and leave it on for 15-30 minutes. This causes the penile skin to become extremely dried up. Once the papules are left dried and crusty, you are then instructed to start scraping these dried crusts of penile skin with either a nail filer or a facial scrub. Finally, you are told to apply some kind of oil or soothing gel (like aloe) on the penile surface to keep the inflammation down.
As you’re about to see, this removal method is not only ineffective but extremely dangerous.
When you dry your papules and scrape them, all you’re doing is shaving off of the top layer of your penile skin. This does nothing to treat the main cause of your papules, which are the fibrotic cores that reside deep under the surface.
The toothpaste method leaves the fibrotic cores deep inside intact
and that’s why the papules remain unchanged.
As soon as you stop using this method, the papules come right back.
What this method does accomplish is that it leaves your penile tissue severely irritated. The reason is because unlike normal skin, that has a protective layer of dead skin cells on the surface, the penile surface is composed of an exposed mucosal lining. This exposed lining is similar to the inside of your cheeks.
Any kind of drying or scrubbing of this mucosal lining actually damages living tissue and triggers severe inflammation. That’s why proponents of this method insist that you have some sort of soothing gel on hand to keep this inflammation down.
What’s worse is that the toothpaste method also strips away your penile surface’s crucial moisture barrier.
Since your penile surface has no tough, protective outer layer like normal skin, this moisture barrier is critical for guarding your penile skin from abrasions and infections. The severe drying effect of the toothpaste method can severely disrupt your penile skin’s natural moisture production. This can leave you with a severely dried and irritated penis that not only looks worse but also is much more likely to get injured or infected.
2. Alpha Hydroxy Acid Creams – An easy way to cause penile burns
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Creams (also known as AHAs) have been popular in professional cosmetics because they are quite effective at smoothing skin. They are often used for facial peels and indeed they do leave the skin surface looking softer and more supple.
It’s no wonder why some PPP sufferers have decided to give alpha hydroxy acids a try in hopes of smoothing their papules.
However, a quick search online will show that many pearly penile papule sufferers have experienced severe chemical burns from these creams.
The critical mistake that proponents of this method make is that they assume the penile skin is similar to normal skin. Remember, your penile skin has a very unique physiology. For example, it does not have specialized cells called corneocytes on the top layer. These are tough, flattened, dead skin cells found on normal skin that are rich in a protein called keratin. This protein acts like a physical shield and protects your skin from damage. If you’ve ever had calluses on the palm of your hands you know how tough this protein can be. Those hard calluses are basically keratin.
Now Alpha Hydroxy Acid creams are designed to peel away these specialized cells rich in keratin from the surface on your skin. That’s why they leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
But your papules have no such shielding layer of keratin on top. So when you expose your papules to even the mildest Alpha Hydroxy Acid creams, what you are peeling away is healthy skin! As a lot of PPP sufferers have seen, this quickly leads to a painful ulceration of the penile surface.
What’s worse is that peeling the penile surface still has no effect on the inner core of your papules. The fibrotic cores responsible for the bumpy appearance on your penile head remain intact and your pearly penile papules remain visible.
3. Triple Antibiotic Ointments – Can create a bacterial imbalance on your penile surface
Some websites suggest you apply ointments that contain a combination of 3 common types of antibacterial compounds on your papules to remove them. The 3 antibacterial substances in these creams are Neomycin, Polymyxin B and Bacitracin. These Triple Antibiotic Ointments are cheap and available at most local pharmacies so most PPP sufferers tend to give them a try hoping they’ll get rid of their pearly penile papules.
Unfortunately, the only the only thing triple antibiotic ointments do is waste your time and money, because they don’t target the underlying cause of your papules.
According to this method you are supposed to apply the ointment to your individual papules and over the course of a few weeks you are supposed to see a reduction in the size of your papules.
It’s no surprise that no such thing ever happens because this method is not based on any scientific reasoning. Websites that recommend this method never provide any sound logic to why they’re even suggesting this method.
Not only is there no evidence that this method has ever worked for anyone, applying a triple antibiotic cream to your papules can actually prove harmful to your penile physiology. Let’s see why…
Firstly, pearly penile papules are not caused by bacteria. The bumps you see on the penile surface are caused by small fibrotic clumps that form under your penile skin. This fibrotic clump formation is triggered by your genes and your testosterone levels. Getting rid of bacteria has absolutely no effect on these clumps.
Now let’s see why applying a triple antibiotic ointment to your penis can actually be very harmful…
Unlike normal skin, your penile tissue lacks the protective layer of dead skin cells on the outer surface. So your penile surface is essentially an exposed tissue that is often exposed to harmful bacteria from clothing, urine and its close proximity to the rectal region. To make up for this vulnerability, your body has devoted a remarkable defense mechanism to your penile surface – a bacterial shield called The Flora Barrier.
Just like our digestive tract, the penile surface also has beneficial bacteria that keep harmful bacteria from growing. These beneficial bacteria compete for resources on the penile surface and ensure that your penis is protected from infections.
Triple antibiotic ointments disrupt this vital bacterial barrier.
The 3 different types of anti-bacterial compounds in these ointments are designed to target a wide variety of bacteria. Unfortunately they also clear away the beneficial bacteria on your penile surface, creating a possible doorway for the harmful bacteria to take over.
Indeed many PPP sufferers using triple antibiotic ointments report developing infections after they stop their applications. The manufacturers of these ointment themselves are aware of these risks and that’s why the product warnings that come with the packaging specifically mention that these creams should never be applied to the penile skin.
4. Tea Tree Oil – Now proven dangerous for males
Just the way triple antibiotic ointments attempt to treat pearly penile papules by unnecessarily getting rid of beneficial bacteria, tea tree oil attempts to treat the papules by trying to get rid of fungus on your penile skin.
Once again, this method has absolutely no scientific basis.
Tea tree oil is traditionally used in many skin preparations to treat fungal infections. Indeed, it does have anti-fungal properties that can prove beneficial those types of infections. However, pearly penile papules are not caused by fungi and getting rid of fungus on the penile surface has absolutely no effect on the fibrotic cores that reside deep under your papules.
In fact, tea tree oil applications can actually prove very harmful because it can throw off your hormonal balance.
New research has shown that tea tree oil can actually cause hormonal disruption in males. There have even been reports of breast development in men (gynecomastia) that used tea tree oil.
It is also important to note that tea tree oil is not your typical oil such as coconut oil or olive oil. It’s an essential oil, which means it is a highly concentrated and very volatile substance that has caustic properties. There are numerous reports of PPP sufferers experiencing severe burns from its application to the penile tissue.
5. Castor Oil – Wonderful moisturizer but it’s no pearly penile papule cure
Truth be told, castor oil has a long history of being safely used on the penile tissue. It has been traditionally used as a lubricant and a moisturizer and there are almost no reported side effects from its use. In fact, studies have shown that it may even have some anti-inflammatory properties which might be helpful for conditions that cause penile tissue inflammation.
So as a moisturizing agent, a good case can be made for the use of castor oil on the penile surface. However, that’s pretty much the extent of its benefits for penile skin.
Despite its wonderful qualities, castor oil simply has no therapeutic benefit when it comes to pearly penile papules:
• It does not penetrate the penile epidermis
• It does not interact with the fibrotic cores under your papules and
• It certainly does not get rid of pearly penile papules
Unfortunately, as a pearly penile papule removal method, castor oil is just as ineffective as any of the methods mentioned above.
So are there any pearly penile papule removal methods that do work?
Fortunately recent breakthroughs in PPP research have lead to the development of a new generation of topical gels that remove your papules using an advanced dual-action therapy. These topical gels utilize an ingenious two part method that first thins the top layer of your papules without damaging the surface, then uses a proprietary from of retinoic acids (derived from Vitamin A) that penetrate the papule and disperse its fibrotic core without damaging the blood vessels inside. The best part is that this therapy does not require prescriptions and can be used at home to get rid of your papules quickly, privately and permanently. The therapy is called 3P Gel and it comes in 6 strengths so no matter how sensitive your penile skin or how tough your papules, you can find the perfect strength for your particular case.