Skin Punch Biopsies Performed in Orlando, FL

Skin Punch Biopsies Orlando FLA skin punch biopsy is an in-office procedure that involves removing a small sample of cells from the skin’s surface. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for evaluation under a microscope.

Before a skin punch biopsy is performed, the biopsy site is numbed with a local anesthetic. A doctor then uses a special circular tool to remove a small section of skin along with the underlying layers of epidermis, dermis, and superficial fat.

When Is a Skin Biopsy Needed?

A skin biopsy may be recommended to remove a skin lesion or to help a doctor evaluate certain skin conditions, such as:

  • A suspicious mole or other skin growth
  • A wart
  • A skin infection
  • A skin tag
  • Dermatitis, psoriasis, or another inflammatory skin condition
  • Actinic keratosis (a scaly skin patch)
  • Bullous pemphigoid (a blistering skin condition)
  • Skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma

What Happens After a Skin Biopsy?

Because a skin punch biopsy involves cutting into the top layer of fat beneath the skin, stitches may be needed to close the wound. Afterward, a dressing or adhesive bandage is placed over the site to prevent bleeding and protect the wound as it heals. Depending on the skin condition being tested for, the result of a skin biopsy may be available within a few days to a few weeks.

As a member of Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL, you can count on our board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro, to take care of all of your primary health care needs, including skin punch biopsies. Our members regularly commend us on the quality of our interactions, our attention to detail, and the efficiency of their office visits. In sum, we provide outstanding primary health care services with understanding and compassion.

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