Acne Psoriasis Treatment
Beauty  | Skin Disorders  | Psoriasis  | Acne  | Home  | About Us  | Contact Us  | 
Welcome to Acne-Psoriasis-Treatment.com, Your Acne and Psoriasis Resource


Atypical Moles

What is Atypical Moles?

Atypical moles also known as Clark 's nevi or dysplastic nevi are moles that are considered to be precancerous or more likely to turn into melanoma than regular moles. Most experts believe that atypical moles are at higher risk of turning into melanoma as compared to normal moles. People with many atypical moles should have a complete skin exam each year.

We have in our site listed down all the symptoms, causes and treatment for Atypical Moles. People with atypical moles should have annual eye exams, as ocular melanoma is also a big risk in these cases. One should be followed closely with a very low threshold to biopsy any lesion remotely suspicious. Getting detailed body photographs are an excellent way to follow moles to see if any are changing. Individuals with atypical mole syndrome are at greater than others for developing cancer of the skin in the form of malignant melanoma. Atypical mole syndrome is thought by some clinicians to be a precursor or forerunner of malignant melanoma.

Symptoms of Atypical Moles

A mole which exhibits following symptoms should be immediately diagnosed by a dermatologist:

  • Appears later in adult age after 20.
  • Which Bleeds
  • Which has an itching sensation
  • Looks unusual or changes in any way.

Causes of Atypical Moles

The causes of Atypical moles are unknown and it runs through the genetic carriers and passed as heredity.

  • The tendency to develop atypical moles is inherited (runs in families).
  • Exposing the skin to sunlight is thought to lead to the development of atypical moles.

Treatment of Atypical Moles

  1. Atypical moles should be removed immediately if they are changing color, shape or size over a period of weeks to months. These moles should also be removed immediately if they bleed or itch. These signs all suggest that an atypical mole may have turned into a melanoma.
  2. The only safe way to remove an atypical mole is to have it cut out. The specimen is then sent to the pathologist to be analyzed under the microscope. Removing an atypical mole leaves a permanent scar.
  3. The only safe way to remove an atypical mole is to have it cut out. The specimen is then sent to the pathologist to be analyzed under the microscope. Removing an atypical mole leaves a permanent scar.
  4. Cutting out parts of the mole above and beneath the surface of the skin can leave a scar more noticeable than the mole.
Acanthosis Nigricans
Acrochordons
Actinic Keratosis
Age Spots
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis
Atypical Moles
Dariers Disease
Dermatofibroma
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
Dry Skin
Anal Warts
Androgenic Alopecia
Angioma
Barnacles of Aging
Cherry Angioma
Chondrodermatitis Helicis
Clarks Nevus
Condylomata
Aphthous Ulcers
Athlete's Foot
Cysts
Dandruff
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Batemans Purura
Berloque Dermatitis
Boils
Alopecia Areata
Bullous Pemphigoid
Candida
Copyright 2006-2013 Acne-Psoriasis-Treatment.com All Rights Reserved. Site Map