Mole is also called the melanocytic nevus, or nevocytic nevus. Nevi or nevus in Latin means “birthmark”. This is a king of lesion which contain nevus cells. The nevus cell is a type of pigment cell called melanocyte. Many people use interchangeably the term mole and melanocytic nevus. Other reserve the word “mole” differently. Our clinic has been doing a lot of such moles removal.

we will take a look on the various topics related to mole:






Mole: Lentigenous Melanocytic Nevus

Mole: Lentigenous Melanocytic Nevus

Lentiginous melanocytic naevus


Acquired or congenital mole

1 in 10 of the babies are born with the moles, called congenital nevus. However, the majority of the mole are acquired in later life, mostly during the first 2 decades of life. The acquired moles are a form of benign growth. Whereas the congenital moles, or congenital nevi are malformation of melanocytes during the migration at the embryo stage from the endoderm and get entrapped deep in the dermis.



Remove Moles: Surgical Mole Removal Without Scar

Remove Moles: Surgical Mole Removal Without Scar


What type of mole is more dangerous?

Congenital nevi has a higher chance, 1%, of getting the risk of turning into melanoma, the most cancerous skin tumour.

Mole under or in the skin?

The mole can be of 2 different group based on the location of the melanocyte residing:

  • Sub dermal, is under the skin or
  • On the skin, that is the epidermis or dermis. This is always pigmented, and is formed by the cell melanocyte. The high concentration of melanin particle and the cell is the cause of dark coloration.

The mole belongs to the family of lesion called as nevi.