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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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No wait time, very efficient and easy to get in/out during work day.

#12011-09-27 12:59:17

Everyone was very professional, helpful and friendly. I loved entering my medical info on line and receiving all future info via email. Great way to save the environment!

#22010-12-16 10:06:03

I really liked all aspects of my visist. I feel as though I have finally found a dermatologist. She and her staff were willingly to listen and give me their professional opinion and hopefully find a treament that will work longterm.

#32017-04-14

THE ATMOSPHERE IS LOVELY AND DR. RINGPFEIL IS VERY THOROUGH AND I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HER.

#42016-09-22

everybody smiles

#52011-12-16 09:57:55

How nice and welcoming everyone is!

#62016-10-21

The atmosphere of the office was warm and friendly. The staff was professional and kind.

#72016-11-20

I liked that Dr.Ringpfeil answered all of my questions, and spent time with me going over all the problems.She is very helpful and knowlegable.

#82016-12-13

I liked the fact that the MA is an aesthetician too. I really think the staffis super friendly and would recomend you to my friends and family.

#92011-04-26 11:00:08

everyone was great

#102016-10-25

What can we do better?

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relocate to our area (just kidding)

#12016-11-04

Get some better parking spaces

#22016-12-29

I did not have any issues. The service was great.

#32017-06-23

Complimentary BMW with first visit

#42017-05-19

Almost too methodical - thought of one more 15 second type question after Dr. left re one spot not noted - would have waited some time to have her look at it. Told no time until lunch.

#52011-11-03 10:28:10

more than adequate service!

#62017-05-08

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

#72011-03-16 11:16:24

It would be helpful to have some later evening hours, but the early morning hours work for me too!

#82016-11-19

Only the 30 minute wait time really should be shortened.

#92017-03-09

I thought that consideration could have been made re: pricing of skin tag removal since I only had one tag removed.

#102016-10-12
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