Hi, this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology.
Hey today we are talking about Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra. I know that’s a mouthful but this is those little flesh moles that people get on their cheeks. This most commonly occurs in African American patients, but I’ve also seen it in Hispanic and Asian skin.
These are the small brown or black bumps that look like moles. In fact a common term for them is flesh moles.
The famous actor Morgan Freeman has these bumps on his face.
These tan to brown to black small bumps typically occur on the forehead cheeks and neck. They run in families and increase in size and number over time.
We use a special surgical technique in our clinic that can achieve excellent results in treating the Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra.
Patients elect to have them removed because they can either hurt itch become irritated or they just don’t like the way they look.
Regardless of the cause there are excellent treatments available to treat the flesh moles Dermatosis Papulos Nigra.