Also known as ‘Melanocytic nevus’ or ‘mole’.It can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired(appears later in life).
- melanocytic nevi – Due to either increase of melanocyte number or increase in dermal melanin. (congenital melanocytic nevus, Nevus of Ota, Nevus of Ito, Nevus Spilus, Hori’s nevus. Beckers Nevus).
- Epidermal nevi – These nevi represent excess growth of epidermal cells or appendageal structures viz. oil and sweat glands.(Verrucous epidermal nevus, Nevus sebaceous, Nevus comedonicus etc).
Treatments offered at Claro –
The management of a nevus depends on the specific diagnosis, however, the options for treatment generally include the following modalities.
- Laser Ablation-Using the advanced and US FDA approved Q switched Nd YAG laser Helios III.
- Surgery-Surgical excision may be required for junctional or compound nevus.