Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra or DPN is a type of skin growth. The symptoms of DPN are black or brown spots. Moreover, patients find DPN usually on the cheek and around the eyes, forehead, neck, chest, and back.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) appears as small brown or black spots on the skin. Generally, these spots are seen around the cheekbones and eyes. However, they are also seen on the face, neck, chest, and back. Some people with DPN have a few, isolated spots while others have hundreds of spots. The spots are neither cancerous nor dangerous to your health. However, they may be itchy, irritating, or cosmetically unappealing.
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The spots may either be flat or hang off the skin from a stalk or peduncle. Usually, the bumps caused by DPN are round.
They range in size from 1 to 5 millimeters. The bumps tend to grow bigger and increase in number as the individual ages.
The bumps are initially smooth. However, the bumps can become rougher looking over time.
Usually, the cause is genetics. However, it may also be a result of the natural aging process.
It is typically seen in individuals with darker skin types.
People with a positive family history are affected more commonly and earlier than those without any such history.
Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) is not a health concern and is not life-threatening, However, many people consider removing the spots for aesthetic reasons. this can be removed completely by treatment. but chances of new ones coming will be present.
The DPN bumps or spots can be surgically removed through the following techniques usually done with topical anesthesia:
These treatments may cause scarring. Moreover, they also won’t stop new bumps from appearing.
Laser therapy uses different wavelengths and frequencies to remove the DPN growths. Some of the lasers that can help to remove or reduce the appearance of DPN growths are:
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra or DPN is a type of hyperpigmentation. The symptoms of DPN are black or brown spots. Moreover, patients find DPN usually on the cheek and around the eyes, forehead, neck, chest, and back.
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