Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (also known as DPN) is characterized by small brown or black spots that are on the skin around the cheekbones and eyes. The dark spots may also be found on other areas of the face, neck, chest, and back. Some people with dermatosis papulosa nigra have a few, isolated spots while others have hundreds of spots. The spots may be flat or hang off the skin like a skin tag. The spots are neither cancerous nor medically concerning, but they may be itchy, irritating, or cosmetically undesired. They are often referred to as "moles", but they are not true moles by definition. This condition occurs most frequently in blacks and other dark-skinned individuals and less frequently in other races. Fair-skinned blacks are less likely to develop dermatosis papulosa nigra than dark- skinned blacks. Women are more likely to develop this condition than men. The spots generally appear after puberty and grow in size and number with age.
SKIN TAGS Skin tags are small, benign tumors that form primarily in areas where the skin creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Skin tags are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. It is believed that skin tags occur from skin friction against the skin, since they are so often found in skin creases and folds. All procedures for DPN and skin tag removal can have side effects including, but not limited to:
Healing time varies from person to person and also depends on the type of procedure. If you have special events planned, you should plan 1-2 weeks in advance to allow healing time.
OUR PRICES $150.00 SKIN TAGS and DPNs (up to 15 removed; $25.00 for each additional 5) (ANESTHESIA included in all procedure prices) Prices are subject to change and personalized prices will be provided upon consultation.
**All fees are paid on the day of your appointment at the time of service (ANESTHESIA included in all procedure prices)