There is estimated to be a 273 percent increase in cosmetic procedures performed on men since those done in 1997. While the majority of these are for anti-aging and for improving physical appearance, there are some which serve a more basic function for men; that of cosmetic penile treatments. While media coverage has made some forms of penile treatments, such as elongation and enlargement, quite popular, there are other lesser known penile procedures that can be had.
So if you curious about penile cosmetic conditions, here are a few to consider.
It's in the glans
Two condition of the penis that may require cosmetic treatment affect the glans of the penis. Balanitis is said to affect approximately 11 percent of men who seek medical attention for genito-urinary conditions and is an inflammation of the glans of the penis. Penile phimosis is the inability of the foreskin to retract and uncover the glans of the penis. This happens in about 1 percent of the total male population who are 17 years and older. Both of these conditions may be caused by poor hygiene practices resulting in infection and inflammation. However, underlying conditions such as diabetes mellitus may also be a factor.
Since both conditions can interfere with sexual performance or can interfere with other normal functions such as urinary flow, surgery can be recommended to alleviate a recurrent problem and remove the foreskin altogether. Hygienic practices as well as the treatment of any underlying condition is also done,
Bumps on the head
Pearly penile papules is a fairly common condition that affects about 20 percent of men. It is a condition where small, smooth white or skin-colored spots appear around the head of the penis. They are usually 1mm to 3mm in diameter and form a row around the penis resembling a string of pearls. Even though it is fairly common, it usually causes some amount of panic when it is fist noticed as men begin to worry that they may have contracted a sexually transmitted infection.
Due to the fact that the appearance of these can be embarrassing for men, many opt to have them removed. The dermatologist can do this by using a CO2 laser and the procedure can result in a maximum healing period of about 2 to 3 weeks. Men who have this are also advised not to pick the bumps or squeeze them as this can result in infection and scarring of the penis.
If you have questions, you might consider contacting a dermatologist like Sunflower Dermatology & Medical Day Spa for help.