Boston Common Skin Center treats a variety of skin conditions, including dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN), with laser skin resurfacing technology. Our Cutera XEO laser skincare system allows us to treat over 20 adverse skin conditions. Dr. Szpiro has over 7 years of proven experience with Cutera lasers and provides the technique and cutting edge equipment to rewind the clock when it comes to your complexion.
What are DPNs?
Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN’s) is a unique skin condition seen primarily in people of darker complexion. DPNs appear as small, dark bumps, most commonly affecting a patient’s:
- Back (Upper, Predominantly)
We successfully treat DPN’s in our office using Cutera XEO technology.
The cause of dermatosis papulosa nigra isn’t known for certain. A strong genetic basis for the disorder is common. Often DPN lesions are shared among several members within the same lineage.
These lesions are a type of keratosis, a common, harmless skin condition. Dermatosis papulosa nigra is chronic but is not considered cancerous. New lesions may continue to appear over time.
Dermatosis papulosa nigra abrasions are firm, smooth, dark brown to black, flattened papules measuring 1-5 mm in diameter. Lesions will often begin during puberty, increasing steadily in number and size as the patient advances in age. Studies reveal that DPN has around 35% frequency in adult African Americans today. DPN also occurs among the Asian community, although the exact frequency is less clear. Females are generally affected more than males.
Cutera XEO Cutting Edge Skin Rejuvenation
Boston Common Skin Center provides non-surgical solutions to age-old skin problems. Our Cutera XEO laser skin rejuvenation is an all-inclusive workhorse, providing 20 separate skincare procedures, including DPN treatment.
Customizable Laser Skincare
Cutera’s XEO ablative skin resurfacing treatment provides the one-two punch of heat and ablation, delivering fractional and full field treatment. XEO offers up to 3 clinically proven laser and light-based modules, customizable at any time. Boston Common Skin Center has the capabilities to treat all patient demographics and skin types. We offer both maintenance care and corrective procedures.
Call today to schedule your initial consultation. We’ll create a custom-tailored skincare and beauty treatment plan suited to fit your needs and meet your aesthetic enhancement goals. Dr. Szpiro and Edgar Ballenas M.D. offer a multitude of non-invasive laser skin treatments at Boston Common Skin Center.