Your skin is the most extensive organ on your body. It’s your canvas and one of the first things that everyone sees. You have to take care of it and pay attention to any changes. If something unusual appears, don’t ignore it. If you are looking for answers, a skin biopsy could be the next step. Be proactive. It will give you peace of mind. In some cases, it might even save your life.
Reasons to Get a Skin Biopsy
Consider a skin biopsy when you see something out of the ordinary on your skin. You might have an unexplained rash that could be the sign of some type of illness or allergic reaction. If you have any type of growth or sore that does not heal, a biopsy can get to the root of the problem. Pay attention to existing moles. If you see changes in color, shape or the borders disappear, it’s time to get your skin spots examined. Our dermatologist is likely to request a biopsy. When in doubt, you can always insist on one to find out what is going on with your skin.
Get the Answers You Need
Depending on what is happening with your skin, our doctor may immediately order a biopsy. The greatest concern with irregularities on your skin is skin cancer. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer because it can travel throughout your body to other organs. It can even threaten your life. You do not want to take any risks if there is any possibility that your skin condition is a form of cancer. No matter what type of skin cancer it is, it can cause disfigurement and spread if left untreated. Think of your skin biopsy as the best way for you to figure out what is going on with your skin.
Take Action as Soon as Possible
The earlier you get answers about your skin, the better it will be. You may find that your problem is as simple as minor irritation or an allergy. If you do have a more serious condition, our dermatologist will point you in the right direction. Treat your skin problem before it gets the best of you.
Learn More About a Skin Biopsy
If you have a skin problem, make an appointment at Dr. Yeoman’s Dermatology Office. Inquire about a biopsy and find out if this is the next step in tackling your skin condition. We have offices in Paragould and Poplar Bluff. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.