Becker’s Nevus, also known as Becker Melanosis, is a skin condition that typically affects men and manifests during or after the onset of puberty. Usually beginning as a light to dark brown patch on one side of the body (typically the back, shoulder, or chest), Becker’s Nevus can look similar to a birthmark. However, the patch will ultimately develop coarse, dark hair over time, and the area often becomes larger. Becker’s Nevus conditions may be congenital, or they may occur due to an elevated level of hormones once puberty sets in. While Becker’s Nevus often only causes some itchiness, it can be the source of self-consciousness about one’s appearance and have a negative effect on self-esteem.
Treatment Options for Becker’s Nevus
The hyperpigmentation and excess hair caused by Becker’s Nevus can often be treated with laser procedures here at the Dermatology & Laser Center. While treatment cannot permanently eradicate the condition, it can reduce its visual prominence.
Effective Becker’s Nevus Treatments
- Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
- Q-switched Alexandrite laser
- Long-pulsed Alexandrite laser
- Non-ablative fractionated lasers
Schedule a Consultation
For more information on treatments that may be effective for Becker’s Nevus, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists, please contact Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center.