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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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nice music!

#12017-05-31

So much better then other doctors offices, very very friendly, Love it.

#22011-04-05 09:29:32

I followed the Dr. from Jefferson - Philadelphia. Dr. Ringpfeil is the best dermatologist I have had... and as a psoriasis patient I have had a few of them. For the first time, my skin reacts to treatment. Thank you!

#32017-07-18

The doctor answered all of my questions and concerns

#42017-04-20

Jill is competent, friendly, encouraging and I really have enjoyed having her work with me

#52011-11-02 12:34:06

love the new office!!!!

#62018-01-31

Just enjoyed everyone here at the practice. Medical excellece based on intelligence rather than ego (did I really say that)!

#72012-10-25 11:48:39

the swiftness and kindness of the staff, felt very comfortable

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Friendly, clean, and helpful.

#92010-11-29 14:01:40

no everything was great. everyone is so wonderful

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I have a suggestion: I noticed that two of the lovely rugs pose hazards to patients using walkers or who may have other mobility issues. The large rug placed at an angle and the narrow rug placed in front of the reception desk leave no room for these individuals to safely manuveur around the reception area and are likely to contribute to fall risks. I would suggest leaving these areas clear.

#12010-10-04 12:14:56

More upbeat music! The warm temperature and the John Mayer-esque music made me feel as if it were bedtime =)

#22011-09-16 11:42:32

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

#32017-05-14

Keeping me from dying of skin cancer would be good (I will behave and do the checks and annual exam to help out!!!)

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With such excellent service, there's nothing I can add to it. I am a very satisfied patient.

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Always laugh at my jokes.

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Service was fantastic. No suggestions.

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