NAEVI (Moles) are common growths that start off as flat, pigmented spots.
With time they generally become elevated and dome shaped and eventually become fleshy and less pigmented.
Non-cancerous moles tend to be of even color and regular outline whereas cancerous moles (melanoma) tend to display irregular colour and irregular outline. Correct diagnosis is essential prior to treatment.
Moles which are of cosmetic importance are removed by Cautery, Laser or are excised and may require suturing. The preferred method depends on various factors including, the size, location and color of the spot. Removal of moles may leave a scar but this is generally not very noticeable.