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Treatments For Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
Dermatosis papulosa nigra is a unique skin
condition seen primarily in persons of color.
It appears as small, dark bumps and most commonly
affects the face, neck, chest, and back.
The cause of dermatosis papulosa nigra is
uncertain. There is a strong genetic basis
for the disorder, and oftentimes the lesions
can be seen in several members of the same
family. Under the microscope, the lesions
are a type of keratosis that is harmless.
Dermatosis papulosa nigra is not a skin cancer,
and it will not turn into a skin cancer.
The condition is chronic, with new lesions
appearing over time. Bill Cosby and Morgan
Freeman are two famous people with this common
Generally speaking, no treatment is necessary
other than for cosmetic concerns. In certain
circumstances, if the lesions are symptomatic
(painful, inflamed, itchy, or catch on clothing),
the lesions can be treated via a minor in-office
At Crutchfield Dermatology we take a great
deal of pride in our very effective dermatosis
papulosa nigra treatments. Dr. Crutchfield
is a board certified dermatologist, graduate
of the Mayo Clinic Medical School (1994) and
a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
at the University of Minnesota, who has extensive
training in the treatment of dermatosis papulosa
nigra including topical medications surgical
Dr. Crutchfield will carefully evaluate your
condition and design a custom dermatosis papulosa
nigra treatment program that is just right
for you, just as we did for our patients pictured