Effectively treating blemished skin.

Dermatosis papulosa nigra

Dermatosis papulosa nigra is pigmented (discoloured) skin and dark bumps that blemish the skin. The lumps are mainly on the temples, but also on the neck or the décolleté. The symptoms are comparable to age-related warts. These are essentially benign skin tumours and are most common in Asian and darker skin types.Heredity is probably one of the causes of this harmless condition. As a result, it cannot be prevented, but it can be properly treated.

Frequently asked questions about dermatosis papulosa nigra
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Treatments against Dermatosis papulosa nigra

At Huidzorg West we can treat dermatosis papulosa nigra effectively and safely.

In the initial consultation, we discuss your symptoms and assess your skin. We will then discuss a tailor-made treatment plan with you. In many cases, a combination of the different treatment methods is used. Depending on, for example, the size of the spot, these bumps can be removed by:

Treatments against Dermatosis papulosa nigra

Frequently Asked Questions

Dermatosis papulosa nigra

In many cases, the Huidzorg West skin therapists use a combination of the various treatment techniques.

The most suitable treatment technique is assessed for each spot of skin. Dermatosis papulosa nigra are often small skin lesions, which usually make them easy to remove. By removing the dermatosis papulosa nigra, the skin will have a smoother and more even appearance.

Curettage is the removal of benign skin defects using a sterile sharp ring. The skin is anaesthetised with a spray, after which the curette is used to scrape off the unevenness of the skin.

During the electrocoagulation treatment, an electrical current is sent via a fine needle to the benign skin spot, this spot is heated and destroyed.A numbing cream can be used as a pre-treatment; this is especially recommended for larger areas or areas that are more difficult to treat, such as around the eye.

In cryotherapy, the skin spots are treated selectively by freezing the tissue. The aim of this therapy is to make the skin smoother and more even, and the spots become less visible or disappear. The skin then heals without scarring.

Heredity is probably one of the causes of this harmless condition. As a result, it cannot be prevented, but it can be properly treated. Often, the skin blemishes become more pronounced over the years. They are mainly seen above the age of 40.

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