Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

DPN stands for Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra which is a common benign (non-cancerous)  lesion, usually characterised by lots of small, black or brown skin tags on the face, cheeks, forehead and neck.  The likelihood of developing these bumps tends to be hereditary and are more commonly found to affect African Americans – DPNs are also found in Asians as well as Caucasians. People refer to them as facial “moles,” however, DPNs are not moles or nevi.

The condition can often be seen as  cosmetically undapleasing and may wish to have them removed.  The most effective way to remove them is with  Radiowave surgery.

Removal Procedure + Results

The procedure is usually performed with  local anesthetic.  The procedure time will depend on the number of lesions removed but this usually takes around 60 min for the appointment.

Once the DPN is removed, the skin is dressed with an antibiotic ointment.  You will apply this cream twice a day for three days.  The skin tends to heal within approx 5 to 7 days, but will usually remain sensitive for approx  two weeks.  The skin has once healed will usually return to its normal colour or close to.



Wound care is simple staying out of the sun, keeping the area clean, and applying an ointment  twice daily until the lesions are completely healed.



Removal is maximum of 15 per sitting

1-5 £350
6-10 £450
11-15 £525