Book
Appt
dermatosis treatment in Philadelphia

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.

dermatosis Paulosis before and after

How can we help you?

SKIN

# of surveys: 3750
Last updated: 05/25/2018 9:32 AM,

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
6.16%
maybe
0.58%
not likely
0.08%
no
0.02%

Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
10.1%
good
1.8%
poor
0.06%
very poor
0%

Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
4.89%
good
0.80%
poor
0.03%
very poor
0%

The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
93.9%
very good
4.97%
good
1.05%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
94.0%
very good
4.66%
good
1.27%
poor
0.02%
very poor
0%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
very good
4.16%
good
1.25%
poor
0.14%
very poor
0.02%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
2.18%
poor
0.11%
very poor
0.0%

Front desk performance

excellent
85.6%
very good
10.2%
good
3.66%
poor
0.31%
very poor
0.08%

Aesthetician performance

excellent
88.6%
very good
7.61%
good
3.39%
poor
0.24%
very poor
0.08%

Office comfort

excellent
90.9%
very good
6.93%
good
2.08%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0.05%

Parking

excellent
66.4%
very good
14.4%
good
15.7%
poor
2.49%
very poor
0.9%

Friendliness of the staff during appointment

excellent
90.9%
very good
7.23%
good
1.85%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

I especially enjoyed the atmosphere and the music. It made my visit very enjoyable.

#12011-04-15 08:36:16

overall professionalism of entire staff

#22017-09-03

the doctor and staff are superb.

#32011-11-03 14:52:47

Attention by all staff.

#42017-12-09

The friendliness of the staff; I felt like the doctor really cared and wasn't just rushing me through the appointment. I felt heard and seen and appreciated.

#52011-01-25 09:09:30

the swiftness and kindness of the staff, felt very comfortable

#62017-08-24

Dr made eye contact and listened to my concerns....

#72018-05-14

Yes, straight answers

#82018-06-18

I was very pleased with the service that was provided during my visit. No waiting, excellent service, thorough exam. Overall, it was a pleasure - not usually the case with most doctor's visits these days!

#92017-10-30

Information provided by doctor.

#102017-08-31

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

There is nothing I can even think of! Wonderful Staff!!

#12011-09-09 15:04:20

I couldn't find any parking.

#22018-01-24

was fine

#32018-07-06

Stay the same.

#42017-09-29

Don't change anything, it's excellent.

#52010-11-08 15:17:21

May be by considering the comfort of the patients by allowing a grace period of atleast10-15mins and also by functioning on weekends too

#62018-07-09

keep up what your doing

#72010-09-23 14:03:13

more than adequate service!

#82017-09-06

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.

#92018-01-14

Evening hours

#102017-12-12
Customer Rating : 4.8

Based on 4 ratings