Fordyce's Spots and Pearly Penile Papules

These are harmless sebaceous glands which have become prominent on the pineal skin. Several men seek treatment for cosmetic purposes. The degree of psychological concern this causes men is underrated. The aim of the treatment is not to remove the glands but to make them less perceptible or noticeable Indirectly improving the patient’s self-confidence. Professor Madan uses the carbon dioxide laser under topical anaesthetic to treat these lesions. The procedure is painless and can last from 15 to 20 minutes and up to 3 sessions are required. Like with any other laser treatment the risks are those of scarring, discolouration and recurrence of lesions.