Punch biopsy is a commonly performed diagnostic procedure on abnormal skin growths or skin tumors. It is performed using a local anesthetic (numbing medicine). A pencil-like instrument is used to remove a small, thin cylinder of tissue. The small hole in the skin then may be sutured (stitched) closed.


After removal, the biopsy specimen is sent to the laboratory for further evaluation. The specimen is examined under a microscope by a subspecialist doctor known as a pathologist. The pathologist is trained to correctly identify the cells of various skin growths, which will assist Dr Safari in selecting the treatment mosts suited to you.

Punch Hole biopsy

Moles, Lesions & Skin Tags

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