After the biopsy procedure is complete, your dermatologist will dress the wound with a small bandage. You will be allowed to return home after the procedure, and you will be contacted when your dermatologist has received the results from the laboratory.
Why is it performed?
A skin biopsy may be performed in cases where your dermatologist needs to determine the cause of a condition or growth. Some common reasons for doing a biopsy include moles that have changed in shape, size, or colour; unexplained skin growths; skin cancer; rashes; precancerous cells; and benign growths.
The results of a biopsy will help your dermatologist to determine the cause of a condition or lesion, and will also assist in making an accurate diagnosis, and choosing the most effective treatment method for your particular case.