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CO2 Laser Treats Pearly Penile Papules

Lumenis UltraPulse CO2 Laser is featured on today's episode of The Doctors showcasing treatment of Pearly Penile Papules (PPP).

Check out today's episode of The Doctors where Dr. William Groff will perform a PPP laser procedure, Friday, July 10, 2009.

Dr. Groff will treat Pearly Penile Papules, technically called hirsuties papillaris genitalis, a condition in which small, skin tags that look similar to warts form on the penis. They are the same color as the skin and form around the circumference of the penis. They are common and affect a full quarter of the male population. They are not a sexually transmitted infection and are not contagious but can be embarrassing and are often mistaken for HPV, or genital warts. We don't yet know what causes them, but we do know they're more often seen in men in their twenties and thirties and in those who are uncircumcised.

The UltraPulse CO2 laser provides a fast, pain-free, permanent solution to PPP. The precision of the Lumenis laser allows vaporization of the papules without harming the penis skin itself. Patients have no scarring nor sensation loss and typically recover in 1 to 2 weeks.

"With more than 18 years of clinical experience, 34 FDA cleared indications and more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, the UltraPulse offers a safe and effective solution to men suffering from this condition", said Mr. Robert Mann, General Manager of Lumenis Global Aesthetics and Dermatology.

"While PPP is not a harmful condition, many men suffer embarrassment and humiliation in silence," said Dr. William Groff. "It is important for men to know that there is a safe, easy and effective solution."

About Lumenis Lumenis is Israel’s largest medical device company with more than 800 employees worldwide. The Company invests heavily in R&D and holds a leading position in the markets in which it serves.

Lumenis has over 250 patents worldwide, over 75 FDA clearances, worldwide presence in over 100 countries, and an installed base of over 70,000 systems.

For more information about Lumenis and its products, log onto www.lumenis.com.

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