Skin Biopsy

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A skin biopsy involves the removal of cells or skin samples from your body for testing in the laboratory. A skin biopsy aims to diagnose skin conditions and remove abnormal tissue.

There are three main types of skin biopsies:

  1. Shave biopsy

  2. Punch biopsy

  3. Excisional biopsy.

During the skin biopsy

  • Depending on the type, you can expect different things during a skin biopsy.

  • In a shave biopsy, your doctor cuts tissue with a scalpel or a double-edged razor. 

  • Under the skin, your doctor cuts into the top layer of fat for a punch biopsy or an excisional biopsy.

After the skin biopsy

Depending on your doctor, you may need to keep the bandage on overnight. It is possible to develop a prominent, raised scar (keloid) on the skin. Performing neck or upper torso biopsies, such as the back or chest, increases this risk. The scars will fade eventually. To know more visit our skin care hospital in Sarjapur road, Bangalore.

You should clean the biopsy site twice daily unless it is on your scalp. The steps are as follows:

  • Be sure to wash your hands before touching the biopsy site.

  • Use shampoo if you have a biopsy site on your scalp.

  • Rinse the area.

  • Clean a towel and pat the place dry.

  • Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to the dry area using Vaseline. 

  • Cover the site with an adhesive bandage for two or three days after the procedure.

Make sure you take care of the wound until the doctor removes the stitches or until the skin has healed if there are no stitches. Wrap a thin towel around the ice if your wound is sore. Book an appointment today for the best treatment.

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