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Is there other way to treat nevus of ota?

Is there other way to treat nevus of ota?

Yes: Nevus of ota, described by ota and tanino in 1939, is a hamartoma of dermal melanocytes which presents as a blue or gray patch on face, which is congenital or acquired in the distribution v1 and v2 nerve. Associated ocular complications need to be treated. Good success rates & minimal adverse effects have been reported with the q-switched ruby, q-sw alexandrite, q-sw nd:yag lasers multiple times. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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I have a nevus of ota under my left eye . I had it since my birth. Is there any way except.Laser to reduce it or lower its darkness?

I have a nevus of ota under my left eye . I had it since my birth. Is there any way except.Laser to reduce it or lower its darkness?

Laser is best: Think of a nevus of ota as a tattoo. Laser, specifically the ones we use for tattoo removal, are the most efficient and safe way, when in the right hands to remove the pigment from the lesion without damaging or scarring the skin. See an experienced laser expert for a consultation. ...Read more

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My daughter's is 6, her dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.

My daughter's is 6, her  dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.

Nevus of ota: Nevus of ota is a benign conglomeration of melanocytes in the eye and does not affect vision normally, it can be left alone or can undergo laser treatment. ...Read more

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What is a nevus?

Beauty mark: A collection of pigment cells that can be flat or raised anywhere on the body and change occasionally into atypical moles which are removed. ...Read more

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What exactly is nevus?

Brown skin blemish: A nevus arises from a collection of pigment producing cells and are common throughout the body surface increasing in many in adulthood. They vary in size and thickness, are usually benign, but are watched for changes as an indicator of the malignant tumor melanoma. ...Read more

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What is atypical Nevus?

What is atypical Nevus?

Dysplastic nevus: Researchers have shown that dysplastic nevus or atypical moles are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma. Make sure your nevus is managed by a dermatologist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysplastic_nevus ...Read more

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What is a nevus flammeus?

Birth mark: Red area usually on the back of the neck present from birth which does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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Can a nevus be colorless?

Yes: Some moles can be flesh colored (or light tan) and dome shaped called intradermal nevus. ...Read more

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What causes a nevus to appear?

What causes a nevus to appear?

Melanocyctes: The cells are already there and grow large enough to become visible. ...Read more

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Why does intradermal nevus come out?

Intradermal nevus: because the nevus cells are located in the dermis only. ...Read more

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