A skin biopsy is used for diagnosing and treating skin conditions and diseases.
Get A Diagnosis
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.
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.
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.
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.
All patients will have a comprehensive consultation with one of our providers, where we'll review medical history, the area of concern, and options for identification.
The biopsy site will be cleaned and marked. Then the surrounding skin will be numbed to promote comfort. The abnormal skin is then removed during the biopsy.
Results vary depending on the goal and severity of your condition. Regardless, your provider can provide a much more accurate diagnosis after your skin biopsy in Parker, CO.
Dr. Kate Messana
DO, FAOCD, FAAD
- Clinical and microscopic diagnosis, Medical Dermatology, and Cosmetic Dermatology
- University of Minnesota, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Dermatology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Dermatopathology fellowship
- Member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology
Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Biopsy in Parker, CO
A single skin biopsy will ideally allow for proper diagnosis or removal, though depending on the severity of the tissue and condition, more treatment may be required.
Typically, yes. While most insurance does cover biopsies, we always recommend contacting your insurance provider to verify your benefits.
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
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.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and years of experience, we strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients.