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    Scalp biopsy

    Our theatre is fully recognised by all UK health insurers and registered with the Care Quality Commission

    What is a Scalp biopsy

    The removal of two small samples of skin from an affected area of the scalp to support a clinical evaluation. The tissue removed is sent to a laboratory to be analysed by a specialist scalp condition pathologist.

    What is involved in a Scalp biopsy

    Local anaesthetic is injected into the area to numb the involved skin and the Dermatologist removes two small pieces of skin using a precise surgical punch.
    The area is closed either by a few stitches, or by cauterizing with an electrical current.

    What are the risks or potential side effects of a Scalp biopsy

    Bruising may occur. Whenever the skin is cut a scar will result.

    What aftercare is required for a Scalp biopsy

    The area should be kept dry for 24 to 48 hours. Normally patients can return to work following a procedure.

    What is the cost of a Scalp biopsy

    As a specialist scalp condition pathologist is used the laboratory cost is higher than a skin biopsy. Typically the cost ranges from £700 to £850. For new patients, a consultation is required prior to the procedure. You can find our fees here.

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