Nail biopsy

Nail biopsy

Nail biopsy is often required to confirm diagnosis in difficult cases of nail disorders. The nail biopsy constitutes a variety of techniques, each of which plays a specific role in diagnoses.

What are the indications for nail biopsy?

Nail biopsy can be used for all difficult to diagnose nail pathologies. Common nail pathologies diagnosed with nail biopsy includes onychomycosis, psoriasis, lichen planus, twenty nail dystrophy, melanonychia, melanoma, and benign tumors of the nail unit.

What are the various types of nail biopsy?

The various types of nail biopsies depending on the location include: nail plate biopsy, nail matrix biopsy, nail bed biopsy and nail fold biopsy. They can be taken as punch biopsies, longitudinal biopsies, excisional biopsies etc.

What all medical history should I tell my dermatologist before nail biopsy?

You should inform your dermatologist about all of your medical history. Any history of hypertension, diabetes or bleeding disorders should be informed. You should also inform about any medication that you might be taking especially the blood thinners.

How painful is the nail biopsy?

Nail biopsy is carried out under local anesthesia. After local anesthesia you will experience no pain/a mild discomfort during the procedure.

When is the dressing changed?

The first dressing is changed after 48 to 72 hours and thereafter, the second dressing is changed after one week. After one week, your dermatologist will assess and advice whether further dressing is required or not. Full healing of the biopsy site might take 2 to eight weeks.

When can I resume my sports activity after Nail surgery?

Any physical/sports activity can be resumed after consulting with the dermatologist (usually after 1-4 weeks).

What are the key benefits of getting nail biopsy at DERMOSPHERE?

Consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by our renowned dermatologists who are experts in nail biopsy procedures We do not compromise on our standards and provide the highest grade of patient care

Maximum patient comfort during the treatment

Our Dermatologists are well known for their methods of achieving great results

We provide excellent post treatment care