Biopsy Skin Lesion
Biopsy - Carlsbad/Encinitas in San Diego County
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Glow with Biopsy.
Biopsy Questionable Lesions to Restore Healthy Skin
When our patients have moles or other lesions that look abnormal, we often recommend a biopsy skin lesion to rule out any chances of skin cancer. Our biopsies give our patients the peace of mind that their skin is healthy in addition to being beautiful. At Glow Theory Aesthetic & Dermatology Studio, we believe in using the power of science to enhance our patients’ natural beauty and boost their overall confidence. Our warm aesthetics experts are proud to offer biopsy and other cutting-edge medical dermatology treatments to patients in Carlsbad (La Costa), Encinitas and the neighboring communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Oceanside, Solana Beach and Del Mar, California.
- Minimally invasive
- Takes <5 minutes to complete
- Minimal scarring
- Identifies benign and malignant lesions
- Provides an accurate diagnosis
- Ensures peace of mind
The Science Behind Your Confidence.
Ensuring Your Skin Stays Radiant
What is a Skin Biopsy?
A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a portion of a lesion on the skin is removed and sent to a pathologist for microscopic analysis. It is typically performed under local anesthesia in a physician’s office. Results are typically available in four to ten days. Dermatologists and other physicians who specialize in skin disease are often the ones to perform this procedure.
A biopsy can be done in several ways. One of the most common is a punch biopsy. In this procedure, a biopsy is removed from a lesion by using a special punch. The size of the punch used varies depending on the size of the lesion. It is important to choose the appropriate size to obtain adequate tissue for histologic analysis and to minimize disfigurement to the patient. Surgical biopsy, on the other hand, involves removing the entire lesion, including deep layers of skin and fat. It may also require a skin graft if the lesion is large.
The biopsy process may take seven to ten days to complete. The patient will feel little to no pain – except for the burning from the anesthetic, which is given before the procedure. The provider will usually use some form of medication after the biopsy to treat the lesion. In certain cases, further treatment may be necessary, such as radiation or chemotherapy. Biopsies are safe and quick, but they are not without risks. For example, a biopsy can cause excessive bleeding, scarring, infection, or an allergic reaction.