Save your skin from skin cancer and sun damage. Know your ABCDEs.
It is important to check your skin for suspicious moles once a month and report anything unusual to your health care professional. Remember the ABCDE rule:
A skin biopsy is a procedure in which Doctor Botsford cuts and removes a small sample of skin that is concerning, to have it tested. This sample may help diagnose diseases such as skin cancer, infection, or other skin disorders.
There are several types of skin biopsy, including:
Dr. Botsford will first cleanse the biopsy site, and then numb the skin by using an anesthetic (pain-relieving) injection. Once the skin is numb, the skin is then sampled using one of the above procedures. Shave biopsies do not usually need stitches, while punch, and excisional biopsies will sometimes be closed with sutures. These procedures are all done at Pure Skin.