Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra Removal Specialists

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What is Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra?

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) is a common skin condition that primarily affects individuals with a darker skin tone. It is characterised by the appearance of small, harmless, brown or black bumps on the face, neck, and occasionally other parts of the body. Despite being harmless, these papules can cause significant cosmetic concerns for those affected. 

Although DPN is more common in darker-skinned individuals, it can also affect lighter-skinned individuals. The condition is more prevalent in women than men, and there may be a hormonal component involved, as it often worsens during pregnancy or with hormonal fluctuations.

What Causes Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra?

The exact cause of dermatosis papulosa nigra is still unknown, but it is believed to be influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. The condition is thought to be hereditary, with a familial predisposition found in some cases. Studies have shown that DPN tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic link.

The excessive production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour, is thought to play a role in the development of DPN. In individuals with darker skin tones, cells called melanocytes produce more melanin. This increased melanin production can cause the formation of small, dark-coloured lesions on the skin.

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra Treatment Procedure

Our procedure for removing dermatosis papulosa nigra is safe, non-invasive, and straightforward, offering significant relief to individuals who may feel self-conscious about their condition. We use the ACCOR Plasma Pen during our treatments, which eliminates DPN by emitting an electrical arc to cauterise the skin lesion without direct skin contact. This method ensures the safe, precise, and comfortable removal of DPN while minimising the risk of scarring.

The procedure usually takes only about 30 minutes. A numbing cream is applied to minimise any discomfort, which is usually just a mild heat sensation. You can go back to your regular activities, like work, on the same day. Often, just one treatment session gives great results.

After The Treatment

We suggest keeping the area clean and dry until any carbon crusts fall away.  Avoid activities like swimming, saunas, and direct sun exposure during this time. Our team at Eterno Skin Clinic will give you all the info you need to help your skin heal well and with minimal scarring.

When Should I Consider Having It Removed?

While DPN is generally harmless, individuals may choose to have it removed for cosmetic reasons or if the lesions cause discomfort or irritation. 

Can Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra recur after treatment?

While treatment can effectively remove existing lesions, new lesions may develop over time, particularly in individuals predisposed to the condition. Regular follow-ups with a dermatologist may be recommended to monitor and address any new lesions as they appear.

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