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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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#12010-12-16 10:06:03

Every one is very nice and attentive!!! The doctor and the assistent took their time to explain my options and answer my questions and concerns...Thanks a lot....

#22010-12-01 14:40:20

The office ambiance is exceptional! Since I am a musician, I really enjoyed the soothing, classical music playing softly in the background. The fresh flowers also add a nice touch. I was extremely impressed by the cleanliness of the facilities and the professional and thorough treatment I received by Dr. Ringpfeil. The technological efficiency of the office was also very impressive!

#32019-04-08

I was very please with the service when setting up my appointment, and when I called back with questions concerning my insurance. Very pleasant and accomodating staff!

#42011-01-04 10:23:13

Dr took time to answer all my questions.

#52018-07-03

The music and the abience in the office was superb!

#62019-05-31

welll...besides the freeezing sensation applied to my paipai, i loved the paintings...for sure

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taken promptly for appointment

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everyone was very kind and helpful! and a nice atmosphere.

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I really appreciated the friendliness and attentiveness of the doctor, medical assistants and office staff.

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keep on what you are doing because you are doing a good job

#12018-07-17

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.

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I would like you to offer evening and/or Saturday hours for both dermatology and esthetician appointments.

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receptionist should not be so quick to refuse insurance before fully understanding the the type of insurance and how it functions

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If it's not broke don't fix it...everything was handled very well

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was fine

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