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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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What WE DID WELL

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#12010-11-08 14:14:51

Linda was very informative, very responsive to my questions. I felt very comfortable with her advice

#22011-05-26 10:18:40

Doctor was very pleasant and informative.

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interaction with staff

#42019-11-18

the music was marvelous!

#52019-12-07

I have been extremly impressed with this practice.

#62011-04-13 12:25:11

Physician and medical assistant were both very friendly

#72019-10-13

I was given sufficient time with the doctor and her assistant to ask questions and explain my skin history.

#82019-11-07

The atmosphere of the office was warm and friendly. The staff was professional and kind.

#92019-12-19

Jennifer was very helpful and professional. I really appreciated her advice on my skincare.

#102011-10-19 17:13:56

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My first time experience was great and there are no improvements that I can suggest at this time.

#12020-03-17

Just continue your good work to keep your credibility in place.

#22010-10-12 10:33:59

keep up what your doing

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Keep it up!

#42019-12-30

tell the Dr. to stop snowboarding and come back to skiing..;-)

#52011-12-07 10:55:46

I have an unusual challenge getting to and from the office. Your practice is doing a great job; I will deal with the transportation issues.

#62011-03-21 10:03:43

before prescribing a very expensive treatment, inform the patient you are doing so.

#72019-10-20

I think that you should just mkae the vists a little bit quicker, and thats all.

#82010-10-27 08:46:34

I was very happy with the care I received.

#92010-09-14 10:44:00

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

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