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DPN stands for Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra, which is a dark skin condition that is harmless for individuals but aesthetic concern for many people. Thankfully, Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra treatment in Delhi is available at Dadu Medical Centre.
Dark superficial, benign papular growth takes place on the skin. Usually, the face and neck portions of the body show the appearance of black or brown spots or dark, small bumps that are most likely smooth, round, and flat-looking or as skin tags of about 1 to 5 mm in size. This condition can also affect the chest or upper back area as per the best dermatosurgeons in Delhi.
Is DPN contagious or cancerous?
DPN is not at all contagious or cancerous. This condition just leaves the skin irritated and itchy sometimes though generally it’s asymptomatic. The exact underlying reason for the occurrence of this skin problem is still unknown - says Dr. Nivedita Dadu, the best dermatologist in Delhi. It can also be caused because of family history. Women are mostly developing this skin condition compared to males as per studies. Its appearance begins during puberty, and with growing age, the spots may grow in size and numbers says Dr. Nivedita Dadu, the best skin specialist in Delhi as per her observations.
If not treated initially, this condition can increase in number and size over the years and do not self-resolve. People with dermatosis papulosa nigra may have a few isolated spots, while some may have hundreds of spots. These spots may be flat or hanging on the skin, just similar to a skin tag.
Due to cosmetic concerns or when the spots start to itch, people consider treating DPN conditions. Some of the treatments available include:
The techniques that can be used to remove these skin bumps/ spots are
The bumps can be burnt using a small probe device that emits an electric energy which is converted into heat. The heat causes the target cells to dry up and fall off, damaging only the pigment cells in the normal skin.
This treatment makes use of different frequencies of a concentrated beam of light of a single wavelength. Some of the laser types that have proven to reduce the appearance of DPN include Carbon dioxide laser (high penetrating power with less damage to surrounding tissues); Er:YAG Laser (an ablative laser that can be used to remove DPN). This treatment coagulates melanin in the dark spots and blood supply to the growths and then creates a scab that falls off a few days later. The skin will heal within a few days.
To get the best Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra treatment in Delhi, meet Dr. Nivedita Dadu, the best dermatologist in Delhi, at Dadu Medical Centre.