Nevi Treatment in Hyderabad
Nevi are the medical terms of moles. Nevi are very common and they exist from birth. Some moles may even develop later in life. In general, moles develop from childhood and teenage. Nevus could be small during childhood and could grow as you get older. It can occur in any part of the body. The nevus surface can either be flat, bumpy, rough, or raised. The colour of a nevus also ranges from light to dark black and can even change over time.
Types of Nevi
There are different types of nevi and some of them are harmful and some of them are not. It is important to know about different types of nevi. The following are some of the common types of nevi:
- Congenital nevus: This type of mole exists from your birth and it will be either small, medium or large in size. Congenital nevus can exist in different colours and shapes.
- Common nevus: Common nevi may exist either from birth or can develop in childhood. They can be in flat or dome shape, and they are smooth.
- Dysplastic nevus: It is also known as an atypical mole. It is non-cancerous and can exist in different colours. People with this type of mole have higher chances of developing melanoma.
- Blue nevus: As the name indicates, this type of mole exists in blue colour and can be either in dome shape or flat.
- Miescher nevus: This type of nevi occurs mostly on the face or neck and they are either brownish or skin-coloured. Miescher nevus is in round shape and hair can also appear from it.
- Unna nevus: Unna nevus is soft and appears in brownish colour. It is seen on the trunk, neck, and arms.
- Halo nevus: A halo nevus will have a white ring that has unpigmented skin around that mole, The colour in the mole can change before it completely disappears. For some people, halo nevus occurs at different stages of life.
- Reed nevus: Reed nevus is most commonly seen in women and it is in dark brown or black colour. It is a dome-shaped nevus and it looks like a spindle under a microscope.
Diagnosis for Nevi
If you are unable to determine the type of nevus you have, it is idle to consult a doctor or a dermatologist to understand the type of nevus you have. Your doctor will carefully look at your nevus to determine if it is harmful. If the doctor is unable to determine, he may conduct a skin biopsy. Skin biopsy helps to know if it is skin cancer or a normal nevus.
Your doctor may perform either of the following:
- Shave biopsy where a portion of the top layers of your skin is shaved off.
- Punch biopsy where a special punch tool will be used by the doctor to take a sample of skin along with deep layers of your skin.
- Excisional biopsy where the entire mole and the surrounding skin will be removed using a scalpel.
Treatment for Nevi
Most of the nevus are harmless and do not cause any health problems. Hence, you do not require any treatment for harmless moles. If you have a nevus which is cancerous or can be cancerous, you have to get it removed to avoid health problems. The success of a nevus removal is based on its size, location, and the expertise of the dermatologist.
Most nevi can be removed with shave biopsy or excisional biopsy. If the doctor suspects that your nevus is cancerous, it is removed using excisional biopsy to ensure it is completely removed.
Laser treatment is also an advanced solution for removing nevus. Laser treatment is effective at destroying the nevi cells on the surface of the skin. Most people report successful results with laser treatment and it makes nevus either appear lightly or destroys it completely. If you wish to undergo laser treatment for nevus, you should ensure that you get it done by an experienced and certified dermatologist.
Visit IRA Radiance Skin and Hair Clinic for Nevus Treatment
Dr Nikhil Reddy and Dr Raghu Ram Reddy have been working as dermatologists at IRA Radiance Skin and Hair Clinic for several years and they have treated different types of nevi. They specialize in laser treatments along with nevi treatment with 100% satisfied results. You can count on them to get your nevus removed without any complications. Call us to schedule your appointment today.