What is a skin biopsy?
A skin biopsy is a procedure that takes away a little sample of skin for testing. The skin sample is looked at under a microscope to check for skin cancer, skin contaminations, or skin disorders such as psoriasis.
The kind of biopsy you get relies upon the location and size of the abnormal area of skin, known as a skin lesion.
What is it used for?
A skin biopsy is utilized to help analyze a variety of skin conditions including:
- Skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema
- Bacterial or fungal infections of the skin
- Skin cancer. A biopsy can affirm or preclude whether a suspicious mole or other growth is cancerous. A skin biopsy can help analyze skin cancer in the early stages when it’s simpler to treat.
What happens during the appointment for a skin biopsy?
It is common practice to photograph a lesion before it is biopsied. This helps the doctor find the site later if additional surgery is needed.
Your dermatologist will clean and numb the area.The biopsy procedure will be performed. The dermatologist will stop the bleeding using medication, cauterization, stitches, or surgical adhesive. An ointment and a bandage will be applied. The sample will be processed and sent to a laboratory.
Why you should go for a skin biopsy?
You may go fora skin biopsy if you have certain skin symptoms such as:
- A persistent rash
- Scaly or rough skin
- Open sores
- A mole or other growth that is irregular in shape, color, and/or size
Schedule an appointment
We, at Dr. Chhabra’s Skinlife Clinic, review your medical history and determine whether you are a good candidate for skin biopsy treatment. We can provide more information on this procedure and how it can help you. Schedule a consultation or call us at +91-99265-80465.