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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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I am extremely impressed. Felt comfortable and confident in the doctor's treatments. the staff was very professional yet kind and very helpful. The doctor's knowledge of medical condition

#12017-01-31

Bravo!! I am very impressed with the doctor, staff, facility, everything right down to the current magazines available in the reception room(that I didn't even get to read!). I can highly recommend you with trust and confidence.

#22011-06-02 14:18:32

everyone was very friendly and didn't make me feel self conscious.

#32011-06-01 18:06:14

I am very impressed with Dr. Ringpfeil. She took the time to answer all my questions. I never felt rushed. I would recommend her to everyone I know.

#42016-11-28

good service

#52011-04-19 10:17:20

Linda and the medical assistant were wonderful

#62011-09-16 11:42:32

The entire visit was a calming and pleasurable experience. The Dr. was superb. She was knowledgeable, attentive and genuinely listened. Jill is very personalble. The staff was very friendly. Melissa was really great. Truly the best experience that I have had in a Dr's office.

#72010-11-08 14:00:01

Doctor took the time to asnswer questions; computer technology

#82017-07-23

the atmosphere alomg with the professionalism of the staff.

#92016-12-01

Everyone was helpful. The appointment time was met and the service was wonderful.

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

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THANK YOU!

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was fine

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DO NOT CHANGE A THING- YOU FOLKS ARE WONDERFUL!!!!!

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Can't imagine any better first impression.

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that you can call the insured company ehen there's a problem

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I think everything was wonderful. Keep up the good work!

#92011-02-22 09:25:17

I'm speechless!! I make a living at answering this very question but I can't recommend anything you can do to provide better service. You deserve a high score in all aspects of the practice. One minor detail - I have not yet seen the aesthetician and I have limited experience with you. Maybe patients could complete a survey after they've had a couple of appointments and contact with others. Some valuable feedback may be provided. Oops....I just heard an administrator use the word "cancellation" with a patient. May I suggest other terms like "change in the schedule" or "we'll make time for you". Wouldn't want to give patients the idea that it's ok to cancel. :-) Can you recommend a vascular specialist closer to the area than in Center City?

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