These are small, black, keratotic warty growths that occur on the face in individuals with darker skin. They represent benign variants of seborrheic keratoses and pose no risk of becoming skin cancer.

There is likely a genetic predisposition to dermatosis papulosa nigra as patients often report that a family member had similar lesions.  They usually occur in individuals of colour after the age of twenty and are asymptomatic.

Dermatosis papulosa nigra are unsightly to patients and make their complexions look unclear and “spotted.”

Patients are always asking how they can remove them.
Very few physicians in Canada can remove dermatosis papulosa nigra properly. Experience is necessary to remove dermatosis papulosa nigra; otherwise, facial scarring can result.
At Heart Lake Cosmetic Dermatology, we specialize in the removal of dermatosis papulosa nigra.

All removals are performed by our dermatologist, not a technician or an esthetician,

Our advanced removal techniques utilize lasers, hyfrecators, electrocautery, and surgical blades without leaving marks, hyperpigmentation, and scars. 

Dr. Gupta has more experience than anyone in Canada in removing dermatosis papulosa nigra. He has over 15 years of experience and has performed over 50,000 removals to date. Experience matters!