Atypical moles/ dysplastic nevi are an unusual looking moles with the concerning features when looked at closely. Any unusual looking moles, new moles, or changing moles need to be examined by a trained professional. If you have a lesion that is suspicious for atypical moles/ dysplastic nevi or melanoma, call today or make an appointment online at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer and Vein Center.
What are Atypical Moles/ Dysplastic Nevi?
Anyone can develop melanoma at any age. Atypical moles/ dysplastic nevi are an important risk factor and need to be evaluated to determine one’s risk for developing melanoma.
What do Atypical Moles/ Dysplastic Nevi look like?
How are Atypical Moles/ Dysplastic Nevi treated?
The first step in treatment is an accurate diagnosis. During a clinical examination, your dermatologist will use a dermatoscope to evaluate for concerning features. If necessary, a biopsy may be performed. The tissue will then be examined by a pathologist to determine the diagnosis. Sometimes the mole is found to be severely dysplastic or even a melanoma that requires additional intervention.
When should I seek care?
If you have an unusual-looking mole, please don’t wait. Early detection and intervention is the best predictor of a successful and healthy outcome.
Call us today or make an appointment online at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center to have any unusual moles examined and if needed remove quickly and safely.