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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 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.

#12016-11-19

Friendly treatment from all personal

#22016-09-18

The information the doctor knew about all the medicines

#32011-01-24 14:33:36

every thing was great.

#42016-08-08

everyone was very nice.

#52017-03-31

Having Alana accompany me from start to finish of the appt. It was comforting.

#62011-04-28 17:24:05

Beautiful reception/waiting areas

#72011-05-27 15:59:15

I liked the office, very nice and clean. The doctor and doctor assistant were very nice and very concerened with my problems and answered my questions very well. Thank You agian

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being seen promptly

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#22016-09-24

Magazines in the examining room to read while I waited for the doctor (I get bored easily).

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The experience was very pleasant, and relaxed. I would not recommend changing anything!

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any information on services provided for enhancing skin apperance

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My first time experience was great and there are no improvements that I can suggest at this time.

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Just continue to be as thorough and caring as my experience today. Quite like a breath of fresh air!

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Great practice

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