Becker's nevus

How might Becker's nevus be treated?

Becker's nevus typically does not require treatment except for cosmetic reasons - primarily excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis) and hyperpigmentation.

Treatment has always been challenging, often using lasers with mixed results. Q-switched ruby laser has been used with variable success in the treatment of both the hypertrichosis and hyperpigmentation. Hypertrichosis may also be improved by laser-assisted hair removal or by electrolysis. Hyperpigmentation may be lessened with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser or fractional resurfacing, although responses are variable and recurrence rates are high. Acne that develops within the nevus can be treated with standard acne therapies.

People with Becker's nevi should be examined for associated soft tissue and bony abnormalities.

More detailed information about the treatment of Becker's nevus is available here on Medscape Reference's website. You may need to register to view this, but registration is free.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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