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What should the scar look like after a punch biopsy

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: On some individuals there is no scar. On others a thick scar (keloid) may develop. On some patients there is a flat area of decreased pigmented skin. ... Read More
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Some surgeons, as myself, will suture the opening after a punch biopsy, so it looks like a line. Others leave it open, and it looks like a hole.

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Why worry: In the hands of experienced expert professional the scar will be minimal ( some times may not even see with naked eye ) See a plastic surgeon , or ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
You : You will typically not need stitches or have scar after a punch biopsy. The biopsy will be done using a small needle where a device to obtain the spe ... Read More
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar maybe stitches: Punch biopsies are seldom closed by stitches, but can be. All cuts on skin leave scars. These scars become less noticeable with time.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Punch: Yes , a punch biopsy is closed with sutures. A small scar results.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually small scar: It really depends on how large a biopsy is taken. The smaller the punch the smaller the scar. Most punch biopsies will heal well but sometimes they wi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Bacroben on wound: Yes you can.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Don't: Worry too much. It doesn't cause pain even during the procedure. Pain is mainly due to cx dilatation for which you are given anesthesi.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not related: A punch biopsy should not cause a headache. Stress from worrying it could cause a muscle tension headache.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Will scar up: The hole will scar up.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: Forget the do it yourself. Can you take out your own appendix? See a dermatologist for diagnosis and possible therapy. "Moles" is not a medical diagno ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Normal and should go away within 2 weeks.

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