Skin Biopsy in Parker, CO

Remove & Examine


Early detection of potentially harmful skin conditions is important. The sooner it’s caught, the sooner it can be treated. One of the best methods for diagnosis is a skin biopsy.

When an abnormality on the skin needs to be removed or examined, a skin biopsy is often used. This procedure involves your dermatologist cutting out the growth or tissue and closely examining it to diagnose the problem, allowing for the best treatment.

How It Works

In just a few minutes, a board-certified dermatologist from Elevated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center can perform a skin biopsy in Parker, CO. Your skin is prepped for treatment by cleaning the area and marking the location. Then a numbing medication is injected for comfort before performing one of three types of biopsy.

Shave Biopsy

A small segment of the top layers of skin (epidermis and a portion of the dermis) is removed by a provider using a device resembling a razor.

Punch Biopsy

Using a circular tool, your provider removes a small core of the skin. This method reaches the deeper layers of skin, including the epidermis, dermis, and superficial fat.

Excisional Biopsy

A scalpel is used to remove an entire section of abnormal skin, including the surrounding tissue, to attempt complete removal of the problem.

Your treatment may vary slightly depending on your skin biopsy’s location.

The Elevated Difference

Elevated Dermatology offers some of the most advanced treatment options, like skin biopsies, in Parker, CO, and some of the fastest results with our in-facility capabilities.

In-House Pathology
Our dermatopathologist examines your tissue in our office, speeding up the process.
On-Site Procedures
You won't be sent offsite to a doctor or facility you don't know. We'll perform your procedure right here.
Elevated Pharmacy
We can fulfill prescribed treatments in-house, save you a trip, and answer any questions.

Dr. Kate Messana


  • Specialty
  • Clinical and microscopic diagnosis, Medical Dermatology, and Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Education
  • University of Minnesota, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Dermatology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Dermatopathology fellowship
  • Credentials
  • Member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology
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Who We Are

At Elevated Dermatology, we provide thorough, top-notch dermatologic care and are conveniently located in Parker, Colorado. You can feel confident knowing you’ll receive the finest caliber care from board-certified providers whether you have a spot on your skin that you are concerned about, are seeking Mohs cancer treatment, or want to explore cosmetic treatments to look your best.

Elevated Dermatology Values

Comprehensive Treatments

With specialties in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, dermatologic oncology, and aesthetic care, paired with comprehensive consultations, we value finding the right solution for our patients.

Friendly & Caring

At Elevated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center, we strive to provide you and your family with an extraordinary experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff work to ensure you feel heard and cared for.

Quality Care

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and years of experience, we strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients.