Category Archives: Pearly Pink Papules (PPP)

Adult Circumcision and Pearly Pink Papules (PPP)

Dr. Reed, Planning on an adult circumcision.  Is it possible to remove pearly pink papules (PPP) at the same time?  What is the additional charge?  Paul

Dear Paul,

Pearly pink papules (PPP) in adults are seen more commonly in uncircumcised men.  There is no additional fee to remove them as you will be  under anesthesia.  Just takes a few seconds.  We use pin point electrocautery, and will go after the biggest ones first.  If they are contiguous I am reluctant to desiccate a row of them, because we are depending on the surrounding skin to regenerate the cauterized area so there will not be a scar.  Surely we can tackle every one if there is just a few mm. of skin in between.  Be assured they are not communicable and should not be confused with venereal papilloma (HPV or human papilloma virus). Look at the photos below and you will see generally normal skin in between, except for a clusters of 2 in the bottom row. There we could go after the largest in each cluster.

CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) now recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of HPV vaccine—rather than the previously recommended three doses—to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose.

Please see before and after photos of adult circumcision on

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision | Miami


Pearly Pink Papules (PPP)


Pearly Pink Papules (PPP)

Pearly Pink Papules PPP, can they be removed during circumcision?

Dr. Reed,  Am scheduled to have a circumcision revision.  Will you be able to remove some pearly pink papules PPP at the same time and what is the added charge? Oscar Dear Oscar, We remove Pearly Pink Papules PPP gratis while you’re under local anesthesia and already having an adult circumcision.  Takes just a few…Continue Reading

Pearly pink papules, can they be removed, are they contagious?

Dr. Reed,  I have small skin tags on the rim of my penis which frequently raises the “what’s that” question from sexual partners.  Are they contagious?  In my case they have not grown in size, but have been there as long as I can remember.  Look at my photo and please reply. Kevin Dear Kevin,…Continue Reading

Pearly pink papules (PPP)

Dr. Reed, I have been diagnosed with pearly pink papules (PPP).  Is this contagious, is this a type of venereal wart? How easy are they to remove.  Is there any likelihood of recurrence?  Should my girlfriend be examined also?  Sam  PS Sorry for all the questions but I am worried. Sam,   Dear Sam, Please do…Continue Reading

Pearly Pink Papules (PPP) and Need an Adult Circumcision

Dr. Reed, Have Pearly Pink Papules (PPP) on the rim of my penis that has received some comment from partners from time to time.  As you know I am scheduled with you for an Adult Circumcision this November.  Can you remove these little buggers at the same time and how much additional cost? Chris Dear…Continue Reading