Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra Removal


Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) is a harmless skin condition that tends to affect people with darker skin tone with Fitzpatrick skin phototype 4, 5 or 6. Females are more frequently affected than males.

It consists of small, dark bumps that usually appear on the face and neck. Some people only develop a few of the lesions while others have many. These skin lesions that are small black or dark brown bumps are usually flat, smooth, and round.

Their sizes are usually from 1 to 5 millimeters. Sometimes the lesions have small flaps attached that look like skin tags. They are mostly common on the face and neck but sometimes appear on the chest and back too.

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra lesions are harmless. However, if the bumps are found to be bothersome, at LiLyDermis in NW Calgary we offer different procedures such as thermocoagulation, electrocautery, electrocoagulation, liquid nitrogen, and liquid CO2 to remove the lesions. Some clients choose to have the skin blemishes removed for cosmetic reasons.

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