Book
Appt
Philadelphia and Mainline Center of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
dermatosis treatment in Philadelphia

Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

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: 3853
Last updated: 2/11/2021 4:23 PM

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)

Physician was very excellant in explaining treatment and cause of skin problem.

#12020-10-12

You LISTEN AND YOU HEAR

#22021-01-10

I liked the paintings that are in the rooms.

#32011-06-02 11:25:09

Everyone was very attentive and helpful.

#42020-12-25

nice music!

#52020-04-04

Art work

#62020-10-26

The medical assistant was very helpful.

#72020-12-31

Was able to get an appointment on the same day. Staff worked deligently to assist with my referral

#82011-05-27 10:56:18

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.

#92020-09-22

Everything was explained to me in detail; the doctor especially was very thorough both during and after her examination.

#102020-10-21

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

NOPE; COULD NOT IMPROVE ON YOUR ARTISTRY IN HEALING ATMOSPHERE AND MEDICAL ATTENTIVENESS.

#12021-02-21

There's nothing better, u already doing well.

#22020-10-07

Good the way it is.

#32020-07-09

no complaints. everything was fine.

#42020-05-15

receptioist is a little stiff and unwelcoming, but attentive proffessional.

#52020-11-17

Service was excellent, keep up your service as is.

#62020-12-14

Offer a male of female medical assistant and ask if opposite sex assistant is okay

#72011-06-02 13:39:55

Improve the movement of the mouse on its pad.

#82020-10-14

don't change a thing, you guys are the best! Please send me Real Estate Referrals, thanks

#92010-09-30 09:51:55

If you continue the same level of care that I received today, I will be thrilled.

#102020-03-07
Customer Rating : 4.5

Based on 178 ratings
Send us a message!

Enter your information, and we will text you shortly.