Skin Biopsy in Bedford, TX
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What Is A Skin Biopsy?
A skin biopsy is a highly effective way to diagnose skin conditions, including skin cancer, infection, eczema, and psoriasis. At Essential Dermatology Group, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Calvin Williams performs skin biopsies for patients in and around Bedford, TX. This simple and quick procedure is useful in determining the proper treatment you may need for your particular skin concern. During your consultation, Dr. Williams will go over what type of biopsy he recommends. Once the tissue sample has been taken, the biopsy will be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Once the results come in, any necessary treatment can be provided.
What Can I Expect from A Skin Biopsy?
In general, a skin biopsy takes about 15 minutes to complete. To begin, the area where the sample will be taken will be numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure you don't feel any discomfort. Then, depending on the method chosen, you may either need a bandage or stitches to close up the wound after the biopsy has been performed. There are three different types of biopsies available, and Dr. Williams may use one of the following:
- Shave biopsy: Using a razor blade, a small sample of the top layer of skin is scraped off
- Punch biopsy: Using a circular blade, a tiny puncture is made to include deeper layers of the skin
- Excisional biopsy: A small incision with a scalpel is made to remove a suspicious-looking lump or an entire area of abnormal skin, including a small amount of normal skin
Essential Dermatology Group Reviews
Dr. Williams caught a skin cancer that other docs ignored. I recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Williams and his staff are awesome. My hair has started growing like crazy due to the regimen Dr. Williams started me on. I am so grateful!
Very good experience! Dr. Williams is absolutely amazing and office staff is very nice and professional. Highly recommend!
I can’t speak highly enough about Dr. Williams, matter of fact I have no concerns or complaints about him or his staff. I felt at ease, he explains things very well, very professional and took great care of my issue. I wish there were more in the medical field just like him. I am one happy patient.
Dr Williams is amazing hands down! He is very professional and always takes the time to hear out my concerns with my skin, hair or any other dermatological issue I have. I recommend him, I can’t leave out the staff they were wonderful as well. 😊
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Diagnose Your Skin Condition
If you have a new mole or lesion, an area of skin that has changed in texture, or other suspicious-looking growths you are worried about, give Essential Dermatology Group a call today. Dr. Calvin Williams, our board-certified dermatologist, can retrieve a small sample of skin for testing through a skin biopsy. Schedule an appointment at our Bedford, TX office today to ease your mind by getting the answers you need.