Most DPN lesions are between 1-5mm
Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra is a harmless cosmetic condition. However, the bumps may get bigger and increase in number over time.
The exact bumps will not come back. But it is possible for new ones to emerge. You may need to have ongoing treatments.
Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra commonly affects African Americans. About 35% of this population has this skin condition. DPN is also found in some Asians as well
No, this is a benign condition. It’s effects are strictly cosmetic.
DPN is commonly referred to as facial moles. However, the two types of tissue growths are not quite the same. Moles are clusters of skin cells known as melanocytes. They produce melanin which is a pigment that colors our skin. On the other hand, Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra bumps are believed to occur due to abnormally developed psilosebaceous follicles in the skin.
Also, moles may develop into cancer. This is not something that will occur from DPN.
Most doctors recommend electrodessication procedures performed through light settings. This is effective for flat lesions. However, raised DPN bumps may require excision. Laser energy can also give excellent results. However these procedures may be more costly. A dermatologist will be able to provide the best recommendation for individual patients.
After your procedure, scabs will form and then fall off within a few days. It normally takes about a week for healing to take place so that you can see the final results. During this time, you will need to apply an antibiotic ointment twice a day.
It normally takes about a week for healing to take place so that you can see the final results. During this time, you will need to apply an antibiotic ointment twice a day.