Seborrheic Keratosis | DPN

Moles SPN

A seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common non-cancerous skin growths in older adults. They can appear as waxy brown, black, or tan growths on the face, chest, shoulders, back, arms or legs. These can sometimes cause irritation and can also be a cosmetic concern. Cenla Dermatology has the most up-to-date technology to treat seborrheic keratoses, including: cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen), shave removal, or curette removal. 

Moles SPN

Suborreheic Keratosis | DPN

A seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common non-cancerous skin growths in older adults. They can appear as waxy brown, black, or tan growths on the face, chest, shoulders, back, arms or legs. These can sometimes cause irritation and can also be a cosmetic concern. Cenla Dermatology has the most up-to-date technology to treat seborrheic keratoses, including: cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen), shave removal, or curette removal.  

What is a Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)?

Dermatosis papulosa nigra describes the presence of multiple, small, 1–5 mm diameter, smooth, firm, black or dark brown papules on the face and neck.

Who gets dermatosis papulosa nigra?

Dermatosis papulosa nigra is common in people with darker skin tones and it affects up to 35% of African Americans. Females are more frequently affected than males. Dermatosis papulosa nigra usually begins in adolescence and the spots increase in size and number with age. 

Can dermatosis papulosa nigra be treated? 

Yes! Cenla Dermatology has several treatment options for these dark facial spots. Some treatments include: cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen), electrocautery, or laser therapy. We will take into account your skin color, history of scarring, and size and location of the skin lesions when selecting an appropriate treatment option.