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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.

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Last updated: 12/03/2019 4:34 PM

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

Having the classical music from WRTI radio station in the background as well as the amicable staff

#12018-12-29

The Medical Assistant, Doctor and Receptionist were very helpful and fast. Best doctors appointment I've ever had!

#22019-06-17

I like that you can schedule and access info by computer. The office is beautiful, very relaxing and staff is wonderful. The nicest doctors office I have ever been too

#32011-10-19 12:56:42

Friendly treatment from all personal

#42018-12-20

I particularly appreciated the medical assistant's general demeanor, affability and professionalism.

#52019-05-21

the swiftness and kindness of the staff, felt very comfortable

#62019-02-24

I thought the waiting room was very nice and all the employees were very kind and took their time during the appointment. Our last dernatologist that we visited for the first time made us wait an hour and a halve for a five minute appoitment.....so we were pretty happy this time!

#72019-05-17

I particularly appreciated the medical assistant's general demeanor, affability and professionalism.

#82019-02-01

Knowledgeable and friendly staff...very short wait

#92010-12-22 11:56:01

Doctor was very friendly & knowledgable. I especially appreciated that she seemed unrushed and focused on me. I am hopeful that the procedure she recommended will improve my condition (facial scar).

#102018-12-21

What can we do better?

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maybe classical music on the radio? and some hunting and fishing magazines for the men. but the waiting period is so short it may not matter

#12010-11-08 11:23:38

I recommended this practice to a family member but they showed up 15 mins late to their first appt. due to traffic and were turned away (after traveling over an hour to get here). I would suggest on the first visit to allow more leeway for late appointments (try to fit them in) and then explain the late policy for all appointments moving forward.

#22011-09-21 14:47:49

Ask patient if they have any pain before asking them to waiting three weeks for appointment

#32019-08-01

Try to get enrolled as a provider in Tricare Prime!

#42019-10-05

coffee in waiting room

#52011-12-14 11:20:21

don't change a thing!

#62019-07-28

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?

#72011-06-02 14:18:32

I can't think of anything at this time.

#82019-01-29

I wish the aesthetician was available earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon to accomodate working women.

#92019-01-16

Can't think of a way to better your service; it was excellent.

#102019-02-15
Customer Rating : 4.5

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