Skin Biopsy


Skin Biopsy

Skin Biopsy is a procedure in which the doctor removes cells or skin samples from the surface of your body. The sample taken from a skin biopsy is examined in a lab to provide information about the medical condition of the patient. A doctor uses a skin biopsy to diagnose or rule out certain skin conditions like infection, skin cancer or other skin diseases.

There are several types of skin biopsies -

  • Shave biopsy: The doctor shaves a thin layer from the top or around a lesion.
  • Punch biopsy: The doctor uses an instrument called a punch to remove a circular section through all layers of the lesion.
  • Excisional biopsy: The doctor uses a scalpel to take off the entire lesion. This method is used for smaller lesions.
  • Incisional biopsy: The doctor uses a scalpel to remove a small sample of a large lesion.

Dr. Lavanya’s Clinic offers world-class skin biopsy options. We schedule the appointment after understanding your skin condition and the treatment required.