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The London Skin and Hair Clinic
233 High Holborn
London WC1V 7DN
020 7183 4565
doctor@LSAH.co.uk
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Skin biopsy

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

What is a Skin biopsy

The removal of a small sample of abnormal skin to support a clinical evaluation. The tissue removed is sent to a laboratory to be analysed.

What is involved in a Skin biopsy

Local anaesthetic is injected into the area to numb the involved skin and the Dermatologist removes a small sample of skin from the affected area using a precise surgical punch, scalpel, curette or blade, depending on the location and nature of the lesion.

The area is closed either by a few stitches, or by cauterizing with an electrical current or by applying a solution to the area

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

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

What aftercare is required for a Skin biopsy

A dressing will be applied to keep in place for 24 to 48 hours. Heavy exercise and alcohol should be avoided. Normally patients can return to work following a procedure.

What is the cost of a Skin biopsy

The cost is based on the number of areas being biopsied and if any additional tests are required such as swabs or immunofluorescence, but typically ranges from £600-£750. For new patients, a consultation is required prior to the procedure. You can find our fees here.

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Book a Consultation

If you are an existing patient of the clinic, or you know the type of medical dermatology consultation you require, you can book online directly - click below to see our Dermatologists schedules. You will need to pay a £25 deposit which is deducted from the consultation charge, or for insured patients, refunded when you provide valid insurance details.
If you are not sure which of our Dermatologists is most suitable for you, please fill out the form below and one of our team will contact you to schedule an appointment for you