Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) is a common skin condition characterized by the presence of small, dark, raised bumps on the face, particularly around the eyes and cheeks. It primarily affects individuals with darker skin tones, especially those of African or African-American descent. DPN is believed to be a variant of seborrheic keratosis, a benign skin growth. The exact cause of DPN is unknown, but it may be influenced by genetics and sun exposure. These bumps are typically painless and harmless, but some individuals may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Treatment options for DPN include cryotherapy (freezing), electrosurgery (burning), or laser therapy. It is recommended to consult with a dermatologist to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for individual cases of DPN.
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