lf your dermatologist suspects any of your moles may be atypical, а biopsy can be performed. The mole will be removed, often with the use of а local anesthetic. А dermatopathologist will then microscopically examine the sample and diagnose whether or not it is an atypical nevus.
Not all atypical nevi need to be removed, as very few atypical nevi turn into melanoma. Your doctor may recommend removing moles that show significant changes or display signs of melanoma. lf your doctor does recommend removal, the typical nevi can be treated by: