Also known as ‘Melanocytic nevus’ or ‘mole’.It can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired(appears later in life).


  1. 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).
  2. 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.

  • Cryotherapy
  • Dermabrasion
  • Electrodessication
  • 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.
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