Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

These are benign growths that often occur in African skin due to photo ageing. Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) is a cluster of small seborrheic keratosis and is prominently located on the face, neck and upper trunk of both African men and women.

They are small, brown or black bumps that are sometimes mistaken for moles. It is felt that a combination of heredity, ageing and exposure to the sun are factors in the development of DPNs.

Signs and symptoms of Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

A small number of 1–5 mm firm, smooth and raised dark brown to black bumps occur on the cheeks and forehead. These bumps may also appear on the neck and trunk. In milder case you will notice less than 10 spots; in moderate cases you would expect to see 10 to 50 spots and in severe cases, more than 50 spots.

Since DPNs are non-cancerous, they do not have to be treated. However, they do increase in number and size as women/men mature and it is for these reasons that many women want them treated.

How I can help with the treatment of Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra?

I have had specialist advanced electrolysis training to treat this condition and over the years have seen how successful it can be.

I offer all my clients a free, confidential consultation to discuss any worries you may have and also chat through the treatment you will need. Often more than one treatment is needed.

If you would like more information, or would like to book your free consultation at my clinic in Kenilworth, please contact me or call 07827 322 040.

We help clients from all over Warwickshire and the West Midlands with Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra, including Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Coventry.