Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

What is Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra?

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra describes the presence of multiple, small, 1-5mm diameter, smooth, firm, black or dark brown harmless pimples on the face and neck of black-skinned people.

Who does it affect?Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra affects those with dark skin, more frequently affecting females than males. The condition usually begins in adolescence, and also the incidence, number and size of lesions increases with age.

What causes it?

The condition is likely to be genetically determined, with 40-50% of patients having a family history. The cause of this condition is down to a developmental defect of the hair follicle.

Treating It

This condition is treated by electrolysis, which has minimal after effects and is easily sustained by the body. We also offer this at Appearances Aesthetics. Book your appointment now, by calling  Gillian on 07711 067789.

 

 

Source: http://www.dermnetnz.org/

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