What are DPNs
Today, I share a struggle with you in hopes of allowing others the freedom to make a choice that will not only take away your insecurity, but make you feel secure in your own skin if you have ever had this struggle. How many of you have heard of dermatosis papulps nigra? DPN are dark spots that appear on the head and neck of patients with darker skin tone. Did you know that it impact 7 out of 10 African American patients?
As a fashion/lifestyle blogger, someone who is in front of the camera taking pictures and sharing the content, my personal insecurities about my skin started to develop. I’ve always had them but never paid attention until sharing my life more publicly was in front of me. I felt like my skin was uneven and it hid the beauty of my skin. To make myself feel better, I hid my blemishes and insecurity under make up.
My skin insecurities
As my insecurities grew, I sought advice from friends on the best ways to have them removed. Many suggested that I leave them and not worth paying the cost. I won’t lie, I forked this ridiculous idea it would cost me $300 per bump to have removed and when you have multiple, the cost adds up. It wasn’t until I went to get a facial at Tailor Made Looks Med Spa and started discussing my skin with the Aesthetician Jenna, who told me they can be removed for $150 total and how it would not impact my skin tone but would leave it looking smooth and more even.
MY SKIN WITH MAKEUP ON BEFORE I REMOVED MY DPNs.
Needless to say the decision to remove them was one of my personal best. After years of hiding my insecurity, and airbrushing my black dots from my face, I no longer had to hide my skin under makeup and instead, enjoy going makeup free. My skin has never looked more healthy, flawless, smooth and no with and without makeup. There is no denying the natural glow.
MY SKIN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE, AND MY SKIN 6 DAYS LATER. THE DARK BUMPS FALL OFF GRADUALLY ON THEIR OWN.
How it works
To remove DPNs from your face, your aesthetician will first numb the skin. After numbing the skin, they literally burn off each spot. Depending on how many spots you have on your face, it can take up to two hours. When I got mine done, I just had a facial, hence my skin could not be numb. I have to admit, it was quite painful. But all I could think of was the after fact, hence I stuck through it. After about 10 days your aesthetician will have you return to zap any other DPNs missed during the initial procedure.
MY SKIN WITH MAKEUP ON 2 WEEKS AFTER THE PROCEDURE
By day eight you will already noticed the black spots falling off. It is imperative that you do not remove the spots on your own, because they can leave marks on your skin that will take longer to heal. I had about two or three that I accidentally took off, after washing my face and using a cotton pad. It’s been over two months and I still have dark marks from where they fell off. Most, If not all spots will fall off after the second visit which is an additional 10 days after the first visit.
MY SKIN 3 WEEKS, AND 6 WEEKS LATER (IT TAKES ABOUT 4 WEEKS FOR THE DPNs TO COMPLETELY FALL OFF).
I share this today because it is something we do not discuss in my inner circles or as a community. I share this today so you know that you have options. I share it today to spread knowledge. My hope is that this post encourage us as woman to be authentic with ourselves, and not afraid to seek what will help us to live our best life.