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Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra are benign small dark brown or black papules seen on the face along the cheeks of dark skinned individuals. They can also sometimes develop on the eyelids and neck. They are a type of seborrheic keratosis. The condition often runs in families.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of dermatosis papulosa nigra can be made clinically by the appearance of multiple small brown soft papules on the cheeks. A biopsy is usually not needed. A history of family members with similar facial lesions further supports the diagnosis.

Management

The lesions of dermatosis papulosa nigra are benign and do not require treatment. If desired for cosmetic reasons, the lesions can be removed by curettage (scraping). Removal can be enhanced if preceded by treatment with a topical retinoid. White spots and scabbing can develop after the procedure but usually resolve after 14 days. Removal of these benign lesions is not covered by insurance. It is important to understand that removal of existing lesions will not ensure that new lesions will not develop.

Coping

Patients who seek consultation for these lesions are often reassured upon hearing of their benign nature.

Prevention

There are no known means of preventing dermatosis papulosa nigra lesions as there is a hereditary predisposition to their development.

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What WE DID WELL

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Dr. Ringpfeil's professionalism as well as her wonderful bedside manner.

#12017-06-11

EXCELLENT SERVICE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVISE & ASSISTANCE. VERY CLEAN, NICE & CONFIRTABLE OFFICE SETTING. VERY KNOWLEDGEBLE DOCTOR. THANK YOU AGAIN. I WILL RECOMMEND YOU GUYS TO OTHERS. EXCELLENT JOB!!!

#22017-06-27

I like that everything was fully explained to me than before from previous doctors.

#32017-08-09

politeness

#42017-10-26

The medical assistant was very friendly and sat with me through the registration process to ensure my computer worked properly. The clinican was very patient and provided excellent care.

#52011-05-25 13:14:40

Dr. Ringpfeil was excellent.

#62017-06-08

as a man and coming in to see a doctor is usually awkward especially a female doctor to look over your entire body. The staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Thanks so much.

#72017-09-15

The reception was warm and welcoming. I felt like I had been here before and it was the first time.

#82016-11-28

Friendliness and professionalism

#92017-09-11

This was the fastest (in a positive way) medical appointmenet I've had since moving to this area.

#102011-01-05 08:38:17

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I can't think how anything could have been better.

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coffee in waiting room

#22011-12-14 11:20:21

Keep up the good work

#32017-08-10

With such excellent service, there's nothing I can add to it. I am a very satisfied patient.

#42010-09-09 11:12:17

I have an unusual challenge getting to and from the office. Your practice is doing a great job; I will deal with the transportation issues.

#52011-03-21 10:03:43

I'm speechless!! I make a living at answering this very question but I can't recommend anything you can do to provide better service. You deserve a high score in all aspects of the practice. One minor detail - I have not yet seen the aesthetician and I have limited experience with you. Maybe patients could complete a survey after they've had a couple of appointments and contact with others. Some valuable feedback may be provided. Oops....I just heard an administrator use the word "cancellation" with a patient. May I suggest other terms like "change in the schedule" or "we'll make time for you". Wouldn't want to give patients the idea that it's ok to cancel. :-) Can you recommend a vascular specialist closer to the area than in Center City?

#62011-06-02 14:18:32

Have an accessible examining table!!!

#72011-08-31 14:28:17

clear directions to facility

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coffee in waiting room

#92011-12-14 11:20:21

The restroom could be cleaner.

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