JH Skincare Clinic

IPL Laser and Dermalux LED for redness, red veins, rosacea, acne & pigmentation; Medik8® Skin Peels; Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra; Electrolysis and Skin Tags, in London.

137 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London SE26 4QJ

020 8699 1998 info@jhskincareclinic.co.uk

We are a close-contact clinic, so we’ll continue to wear PPE during treatment times, and will manage the flow of clients throughout the clinic. On arrival we’ll spray your hands, and will ask you to wash your hands in the treatment room. We will always decontaminate and ventilate the treatment rooms between clients. For all IPL Laser and Dermalux LED treatments, Medik8®, Skin Peels and Minor Cosmetic treatments, please use our online booking system, or call the clinic on 020 8699 1998. For Gift Vouchers or products, please use our online shop, or call in - we’d love to see you!

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Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

What is Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra?

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) is a common disorder which develops in adolescence on Black, Asian and Olive skin types and is identified by smooth, dome shaped dark lesions, seen mainly on the cheeks and forehead.

How is it treated?

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra can be treated using Advanced Electrolysis, where the needle tip releases a fine current of heat to cauterise the base of the lesion and dry it up. Consultation with the Therapist will indicate if further treatments are necessary, depending on the severity of the problem. With larger Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra, a second or third application may be required, and temporary blemishing may be experienced which will heal. A patch test is mandatory in order to check the healing rate of the skin. A treatment plan will be advised, taking into account your requirements, needs and wishes.

Home care and advice is always given as well as a complimentary skin check one week later, to check that the skin is healing.

Treatment Time Price

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra Consultation and Patch Test

Includes 15ml travel size Lynton Light Protect SPF50 and Lynton Light Soothe for home care use.

½ hr £85
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra  ¼ hr  £132
½ hr  £210
¾ hr  £270
1 hr  £350

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra Home Care

Following your treatment you may experience:

  • Reddening, swelling and sensitivity of the skin in the area for up to 48 hours
  • The treated area and surrounding skin may feel hot for up to 48 hours.
  • Pin dot crusting in the area that has been treated or small scabs may appear.
  • The skin may itch as the healing process takes place.

However, everyone is different, so please do not be alarmed if it takes a little longer. If in doubt, please contact us on 020 8699 1998.

First and foremost, please ensure that you keep the treated area meticulously clean and dry for the first 48 hours post treatment

Following treatment, ensure that you adhere to the client aftercare advice to avoid unwanted reactions or infections:

Pin dot crusts or scabs may appear to seal the skin and prevent infection. These must not be rubbed or picked off, as to do so may result in scarring. The crusts or scabs may be indistinguishable and “felt” rather than “seen”.

Do not touch, rub or irritate the treated area. When washing and cleansing, use a gentle soap or perfume free cleanser and gently pat the area dry to avoid dislodging any crusts, scabs or the treated Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra.

  • Avoid activities for 48 hours that stimulate blood flow following this treatment e.g. exercise, hot showers, hot baths, hot spicy foods and alcohol.
  • Avoid activities for 48 hours that may irritate or dislodge any crusting, minor scabbing or the treated Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra e.g. swimming, saunas, steam rooms, facial steaming, exfoliating, enzyme exfoliation, waxing and other skincare treatments until the area has completely healed.
  • Avoid flying within 48 hours of the treated Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra.
  • Avoid UV light completely during the healing process, and as much as realistically possible, cover up with a hat or parasol. Protect the treated areas by using Lynton Light Protect SPF 50, as exposure to the treated Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra can create hyperpigmentation.
  • Avoid the possible friction on the treated areas such as wearing tight fitting glasses, squeezing spots, careless or erratic tweezing or blowing the nose too vigorously.
  • Avoid using any possible skin sensitisers or irritants such as perfumes, perfumed body lotions or deodorants.

Should you have any concerns regarding your treatment, please contact the clinic – call us on 020 8699 1998

As a follow up and to maintain good client care, we always see new clients one week after commencement of treatment for a complimentary Skin Check to confirm that the treated area is clean, dry, free from infection and that the Dermatosia Papulosa Nigra have healed. Kindly please plan this in reception with your therapist as well, your treatment plan.

Case Studies

Two Case Studies of clients who came to JH Skincare Clinic presenting many large and small Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra lesions, particularly around the eye and cheek areas. Click through now to see before and after images of their treatments.

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Consultation and Patch Test

All clients new to Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra removal must have a Consultation and Patch Test before treatment. This applies regardless of you having similar treatments at a previous practice.

To plan your Consultation and Patch Test, simply click through to our online booking system here:

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Alternatively, you may like to call the clinic on 020 8699 1998 to plan and discuss your Consultation and Patch Test further.

We look forward to talking with you and planning your Consultation and Patch Test plus your ongoing client care.

Once your DPN treatment has been successfully completed, we recommend that you have a lightfusion™ Medik8® Universal Peel for radiance and pigmentation.