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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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