Getting rid of pearly penile papules but worried about my psoriasis. Can you give me some advice?

I have read about Co2 laser and radiofrequency to treat ppp but when I asked my local dermatologist about this he told me he didn't know anything about treating ppp with lasers and also advised me against laser treatments on or near the penis since i have psoriasis and every cut to my skin may possibly lead to a psoriasis patch. I don't have any psoriasis down there but also don't want a chance of getting any down there either. Any advice is greatly appreciated

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Penile Pearly Papules -- Co2 Laser and Desiccation

Pearly penile papules can be treated with lasers or desiccation.  Laser removal or desiccation should be safe to use with your psoriasis, if you get a psoriasis flare up this can be treated with steroid creams.   suggest seeing an expert for treatment options. Best, Dr. Emer.


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