Skin Biopsies with advanced interpretation
Dermatologists have specialized training in histopathology. We are trained to know what layers of the skin are most likely to be affected by certain diseases. We are trained to know what biopsies are supposed to look like under the microscope. This advanced knowledge helps us make the most out of the skin sample and increases the odds of achieving a diagnosis. Most patients do not require anesthesia or even sedation for biopsy procedures.