Scalp biopsies are performed when the diagnosis of an individual's hair loss is not clear from their story and from examination of the scalp.
A biopsy is performed under local freezing and involves removal of a tiny sample 4 mm in diameter.
The sample is sent off the the dermatopathologist for review under the microscope
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887