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Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) is a common skin condition that usually affects people of African or Asian descent. It is characterized by the presence of small, dark, benign papules (raised bumps) on the face, neck, and/or upper body. Although DPN is harmless, many people seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.
Causes: The exact cause of DPN is not known. However, it is believed to be related to genetics and sun exposure. DPN tends to run in families, and sun damage can worsen the appearance of the papules.
Pathophysiology: DPN results from the proliferation of basal cells in the hair follicle, leading to the formation of small, dome-shaped papules. These papules contain melanin, which gives them their dark color. DPN is a benign condition and does not progress to skin cancer.
Treatment options: There is no cure for DPN, but there are several treatment options available to improve its appearance. These include:
No, DPN is not contagious.
People of African or Asian descent are most likely to develop DPN.
No, DPN is not painful.
There is no known way to prevent DPN.
There are no proven home remedies for DPN.
No, DPN will not go away on its own.
It depends on the treatment method used, but results can usually be seen in 3-7 days.
No, DPN is a benign condition and does not progress to skin cancer.
DPN can be removed, but there is no guarantee that they will not return.
No, it is not safe to remove DPN at home. It is best to seek treatment from a dermatologist or other qualified healthcare provider.
At ARSHI SKIN AND HAIR CLINIC , DPNs are removed by electro cautery after applying numbing cream for 30 mins. The results can be seen immediately and no scars are left after the treatment. Minimum downtime of 2-3 days can be expected for the scabs to shed completely.
At ARSHI SKIN AND HAIR CLINIC, we offer a wide range of dermatological surgeries performed by our senior dermatologists in aseptic conditions. Our team of experienced surgeons is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and delivering excellent results for our patients.
Some of the dermatological surgeries we offer include skin excisions, mole removals, cyst removals, and scar revisions. These surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art surgical suite, which is equipped with advanced technology and instruments to ensure optimal results and patient safety.
We also take great care to ensure our patients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to post-operative care.
Choosing our clinic for your dermatological surgery needs means choosing a team of experts who are dedicated to providing exceptional care and achieving the best possible results for every patient.