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What should the scar look like after a punch biopsy
A 38-year-old member asked:
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
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.
A 34-year-old male asked:
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:
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
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.
28 years experience Dermatology
Punch: Yes , a punch biopsy is closed with sutures. A small scar results.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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:
56 years experience Family Medicine
Bacroben on wound: Yes you can.
A 27-year-old female asked:
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:
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.
A 25-year-old female asked:
22 years experience Family Medicine
Will scar up: The hole will scar up.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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:
35 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Normal and should go away within 2 weeks.
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