At The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington, we offer comprehensive skin evaluations, diagnosis, and personalized treatment plans to address dysplastic nevi (atypical moles). Our knowledgeable and experienced dermatologists are ready to help you get back to enjoying your life.
What is Dysplastic Nevi?
Dysplastic Nevi are atypical moles that exist on the spectrum between benign and malignant. These moles may be larger than normal, often bigger than a pencil eraser, and appear irregularly shaped. They tend to have uneven color with dark, brown edges and lighter, abnormal borders.
However, though dysplastic nevi have unusual features and growth patterns, they usually are not cancerous (but some may have a higher chance of turning into a melanoma or indicate that a person may have a higher risk of developing a melanoma later in life).