The Problem

A biopsy is commonly done if you have a lump or swelling of a part of the body where there is no apparent cause. In these situations, often the only way to confirm whether the area of concern is cancerous is to perform a biopsy to look at the cells under the microscope.

 

If we believe it necessary after your consultation or if you are interested in examining a skin complaint further, we may undertake a skin biopsy to check there are no underlying problems.

Skin Biopsies are currently only available at our Leeds and London Harley Street clinics and are open for both current patients of The Private Clinic and those who have not yet been to the clinic.

What is a biopsy?

A biopsy involves removing a small sample of skin tissue for the purpose of diagnosis, treatment or both. If needed, the sample is sent for histopathological analysis for confirmation of diagnosis and, if necessary, further treatment will be planned accordingly.

What happens during a biopsy?

Local anaesthetic will be applied to numb the area and your dermatologist will remove your lesion or skin sample. The method they use will depend on the nature of your skin complaint, but may consist of one of the following:

  • Shave Biopsy – A razor-like tool is used to literally ‘shave’ the tissue or top layers of skin (epidermis and a portion of the dermis) for examination. This form of biopsy is often used for skin tags and more superficial blemishes on the skin.
  • Punch Biopsy – A small, circular tool is used to remove a sample of skin including deeper layers (epidermis, dermis and superficial fat).
  • Excisional Biopsy – In an excisional biopsy the entire lesion will normally be removed alongside a margin of normal skin around the problem area.
  • Curettage Biopsy – Often performed for superficial skin lesions, a small scoop-like instrument is used to scrape the lesion off the skin.

After your biopsy, if necessary, the area will be sealed through either stitches or cauterisation, which uses heat to seal the skin. Your dermatologist will advise on the best method for you and will explain your options thoroughly during consultation and treatment.

What happens after a biopsy?

Your dermatologist will advise you if further analysis of your skin samples will be required, depending on the nature of your skin complaint. They will inform you on how long the process of skin biopsy will take and will advise, if necessary, on any further treatments or tests that may be taken.

Our Medical Team

We are proud to have a knowledgeable team specialised in skincare, headed by leading UK dermatologist Dr Noor Almaani, with close collaboration from Dr. Rishika Sinha. We understand the stress that being unsure about a skin condition can bring, and aim to make the process as straightforward and easy as possible. We use the most advanced equipment and work with only the most professional staff to help you get the answers and results you want.

*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

The Problem

A biopsy is commonly done if you have a lump or swelling of a part of the body where there is no apparent cause. In these situations, often the only way to confirm whether the area of concern is cancerous is to perform a biopsy to look at the cells under the microscope.

 

Our Team

The Private Clinic has only the most experienced Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses in their respective fields, so you can be confident you are in safe hands.

If we believe it necessary after your consultation or if you are interested in examining a skin complaint further, we may undertake a skin biopsy to check there are no underlying problems.

Skin Biopsies are currently only available at our Leeds and London Harley Street clinics and are open for both current patients of The Private Clinic and those who have not yet been to the clinic.

What happens during a biopsy?

Local anaesthetic will be applied to numb the area and your dermatologist will remove your lesion or skin sample. The method they use will depend on the nature of your skin complaint, but may consist of one of the following:

  • Shave Biopsy – A razor-like tool is used to literally ‘shave’ the tissue or top layers of skin (epidermis and a portion of the dermis) for examination.  This form of biopsy is often used for skin tags and more superficial blemishes on the skin.
  • Punch Biopsy – A small, circular tool is used to remove a sample of skin including deeper layers (epidermis, dermis and superficial fat).
  • Excisional Biopsy – In an excisional biopsy the entire lesion will normally be removed alongside a margin of normal skin around the problem area.
  • Curettage Biopsy – Often performed for superficial skin lesions, a small scoop-like instrument is used to scrape the lesion off the skin.

After your biopsy, if necessary, the area will be sealed through either stitches or cauterisation, which uses heat to seal the skin. Your dermatologist will advise on the best method for you and will explain your options thoroughly during consultation and treatment.

What happens after a biopsy?

Your dermatologist will advise you if further analysis of your skin samples will be required, depending on the nature of your skin complaint. They will inform you on how long the process of skin biopsy will take and will advise, if necessary, on any further treatments or tests that may be taken.

Our Medical Team

We are proud to have a knowledgeable team specialised in skincare, headed by leading UK dermatologist Dr Noor Almaani, with close collaboration from Dr. Rishika Sinha. We understand the stress that being unsure about a skin condition can bring, and aim to make the process as straightforward and easy as possible. We use the most advanced equipment and work with only the most professional staff to help you get the answers and results you want.

*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

The cost of an appointment with our Consultant Dermatologist is £200.

The cost of your Skin Biopsy will vary depending on your skin condition and the method used. Costs range from £300 for a Diagnostic Skin Biopsy to £600 for an Excisional Skin Biopsy. There is additional fee for histopathological analysis if needed.

You will be informed of a full pricing structure for your treatment following your consultation.

“I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *

Birmingham - May 2015

“So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

Catherine, Leeds - July 2015

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *

Bristol - July 2015

“I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *

Manchester - August 2015

We are one of the UK’s leading cosmetic groups, with some of the most experienced doctors and nurses working with us. Since 1983 our ambition has been to perfect the most natural looking results and to help you look and feel your very best.

Our most important consideration is YOU – your safety and your results.

The Private Clinic, you will be treated by a registered, experienced practitioner, using the highest quality of approved products. We only offer tried and tested, fully approved medical products produced by worldwide, renowned manufacturers, such as Allergan and Azzalure, and all of our injectable treatments are carried out by cosmetic doctors or nurse prescribers, who have undergone extensive additional training to qualify in prescribing wrinkle injections.

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