Removal of Sample
Scalp biopsies are short procedures that are necessary for complex or unusual presentations of hair loss. They are performed in the office and under local anesthesia. A punch instrument is used to make a circular incision in the skin. Thereafter the core of hair and skin is removed and given to the pathologist for evaluation under the microscope.
In this picture, a core of skin containing hair is gently grasped with forceps before being removed.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299