Skin Biopsies

Skin biopsy is an important diagnostic tool for skin disorders. During this minor office procedure a small piece of skin is removed for examination under a microscope.  Biopsies are frequently performed to diagnose a skin growth or a skin rash.

 

Prior to the procedure local anesthetic is injected into the site and then a shave biopsy  takes a thin slice from the top of the abnormal skin is take for evalution.

Some times a punch biopsy may be performed and this is when a core –cylindrical fragment of tissue from the area of  interest is removed for evaluation.

Excisional biopsies are used to completely remove an abnormal area of tissue that may have a skin cancer.

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Whether you have an itchy rash or an uncomfortable growth, a skin biopsy is the first step in getting the answers you need. To learn more about skin biopsies, contact our office today and schedule your consultation.

OTHER Medical DERMATOLOGY

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and around the world. While dangerous, skin cancer is treatable with early detection.

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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that involves two steps: the use of a light-sensitive drug and the application of a light source to destroy abnormal cells.

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Phototherapy

The narrowband phototherapy lightbox is Scherl Dermatology’s latest innovative treatment. Carefully controlled, it is an extremely effective tool for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. 

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Barnacles

Barnacles are a very common benign growth. See your dermatologist if you are concerned, because skin cancer can sometimes look similar to a seborrheic keratosis to an untrained eye.

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Moles

It is usually quite easy to remove moles surgically. Usually there is a trade involved – removing the mole in exchange for a small scar. If the mole is large and the scar will be less noticeable, then it is a good trade.

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Rosacea

Many people suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. 

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Rash

“Rash” is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and may appear as a red patch, small bumps or blisters on the skin. 

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Warts

Warts (Verrucae) are common growths that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). These can commonly involve the fingers, hands, feet, while certain strains can cause genital warts.

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Skin Growths

REMEMBER you may have multiple types of bumps and bumps and some that may not be listed here:

  • Small, hard, white bumps (milia)
  • Enlarged oil glands (sebaceous hyperplasia)

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by itchy or sore patches of various sizes. Often theses patches of skin have, silvery scales.

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