Skin Biopsy 101: Shave, Punch, & Excisional

Skin Biopsies Are a Common Dermatologic Procedure My doctor says I need a biopsy of a mole. Do I really need it? Is it going to hurt? Will I be disfigured forever and have to exile myself to the woods? The answer to those questions are yes, maybe, and definitely not (unless you went to a butcher and not a board certified dermatologist). Your dermatologist used ABCDE and is either going to be doing a shave, excisional, or punch biopsy. There are different indications for doing each and for some lesions the biopsy may even be the treatment if the […]