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Congenital Nevus (moles)

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Because some nevi can eventually develop into the dangerous skin cancer known as melanoma, getting rid of an unsightly or bothersome mole can be a wise decision for your health as well as for your cosmetic appearance. Especially when you have a congenital nevi that is very large in size, your risk of developing skin cancer is considered to be elevated, so at the very least you should consult a dermatologist or other specialist regarding its appearance.

Removal of a large nevus is a complicated task that requires a highly skilled surgeon to perform so as to minimize the likelihood of significant scarring. Our providers have a track record for outstanding patient results following removal of congenital nevis, so if you or a loved one have such a birthmark that you think should be removed, contact our office at 727.270.9927 or arrange for a consultation with our providers by filling out this appointment request form today.

Description of a congenital melanocytic nevus

  • Clearly defined light brown or black patch on the skin
  • Large in size, with excess hair
  • Appear at birth and grow in proportion with a child’s development

Treatments

  • Surgical excision
  • Laser treatment (for smaller growths)

Benefits of Removal

  • Possible reduced risk of melanoma
  • Cosmetic and psychological improvements