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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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The care, attention and kindness were remarable--thank you!

#12017-03-23

The neatness of the clinic and the efficency of the staff and the doctor. Dr. Ring fieil was wonderful and knows her fireld, i have been to several dermatologists and finally I found the one who knows what she is talking about.

#22017-03-05

from the minute I walked the reception was wonderful and I saw my doctor very quickly... very little waiting.

#32016-07-22

I like the knowledge and confident in Dr Ringpfeil.

#42010-12-16 12:15:00

Outstanding experience across the board: Dr. R, Melissa, staff, facility.

#52010-11-29 10:34:31

I liked the friendlyness and professionalism of the staff and the MD. I was very impressed with the thorough examination I received and the way the MD explained what she found on that exam.

#62017-04-16

I didn't feel rushed when asking questions - the staff took the time to explain answers well.

#72016-12-28

The Dr. was excellent in every way !

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I liked scheduling my appointment online, it was fast and simple.

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I really liike the office space . I get a good feeling when i first cam in here. I alos like the doctor , shes seem very intelligent.

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I was feeling a bit thirsty the whole stay in the office, maybe making some water available during waiting time would make the stay more comfortable.

#12017-01-29

Friday appointments with Dr. Ringpfiel

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I do not like waiting long periods of time in either the reception area or exam room fort he Dr to come in. The exam with the Dr should be relatively close to the appointment time

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More convenient office hours for those who work during the day. Perhaps one evening?

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