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The London Skin and Hair Clinic
233 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DN
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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 £900. For new patients, a consultation is required prior to the procedure. You can find our fees here.

Latest News

October 13, 2020
Protocol for patients attending in-person appointments or treatment at The London Skin and Hair Clinic during covid-19 (Updated 13th October...
August 28, 2020
The London Skin and Hair Clinic will be closed for the August bank holiday weekend, on Monday 31st August and...

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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. We charge a £10 deposit to confirm the apopintment 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


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