Suffering from Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (also known as DPN)?

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigrosa (DPM) is a very common skin condition for darker skin types and can easily be treated.  Our advanced skincare clinic in the heart of Altrincham offers a treatment to remove them safely and precisely.  Treatment is quick and inexpensive

Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) is a condition of many small, benign skin lesions on the face, a condition generally presenting on dark-skinned individuals. DPN is extremely common, affecting up to 30% of Black people in the US. From a histological perspective, DPN resembles seborrheic keratoses.  They are flat or raised papules that can measure between 1-5 mm in diameter and occur mainly on the cheeks and forehead.  They can also develop around the eye area, on the neck, chest, and the upper back.

The cause of DPN is still unknown.  It is believed to be a congenital anomaly of the skin caused by a developmental defect of the hair follicle.  Some medical professionals speculate that it is due to photo ageing, while other researchers believe it is a combination of heredity, sun exposure, and heredity.  About 50% of patients seeking treatment have a family history of the skin condition—a parent or grandparent, for example, might have them.

Formation typically begins during teen years and they may increase in number and size as one ages.

Whilst often these dark spots can be perceived as cute freckles, many people prefer not to have them.

If you prefer not to have these dark spots, call us on 0161 637 7626 to book in for a consultation/treatment or email us on





Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)