Skin Biopsy in South Korea

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Samsung Medical Center
4.0

From 4 verified reviews

귀요미, 27 October 2019

It is a well known hospital. Underground food court restaurants are also delicious. It's always a busy place to go.

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TengTeng Skin Clinic
4.8

From 27 verified reviews

Yue Liang, 21 September 2020

Dr. Jon is very friendly, patient and professionalism. He explains our questions in detail and make me and my daughter understand the whole treatment process very well and make us feel comfortable to move ahead for the treatments. He and His staff speaks very well English. They are always be nice and patient to the clients. Definitely a good place to recommend to the foreigners who live in Seoul and need treatments of the skin.

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Renewme Skin Clinic Dongdaemun
3.2

From 5 verified reviews

Kyle Asa, 16 March 2019

Thank you so much. The service was wonderful and everyone was very helpful and comfortable! I enjoyed my experience! I’ll be back!

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Renewme Skin Clinic Hwagok
3.2

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Kyle Asa, 02 August 2019

Thank you so much. The service was wonderful and everyone was very helpful and comfortable! I enjoyed my experience! I’ll be back!

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Nova Skin and Hair Clinic

Nova Skin and Hair Clinic, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Skin Biopsy procedures among its total of 56 available procedures, across 3 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Skin Biopsy procedures at Nova Skin and Hair Clinic, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Clinic, and they are accredited by ABHRS - American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery

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Renewme Skin Clinic
3.2

From 5 verified reviews

Aida Appaz, 03 August 2019

Today I came to Renewme skin clinic to do an extraction and V beam laser. The day before that I met with a doctor who suggested me those treatments. When I came today the stuff was really nice and helped me get ready for my procedures. They provided me a translator who explain all the steps of the procedures. The lady who was doing my extraction was really gentle and did everything really fast. Then when I was doing the laser it was painful but bareble and they were explaining everything during the procedure. Then to calm my skin they put a soothing cream.I really enjoyed my time here as in Kazakhstan I feel the same procedures are different and Norbert like here. So thank you!

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Renewme Skin Clinic Seocho

Renewme Skin Clinic Seocho, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Skin Biopsy procedures among its total of 58 available procedures, across 3 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Skin Biopsy procedures at Renewme Skin Clinic Seocho, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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    What you need to know about Skin Biopsy in South Korea

    Punch Biopsy

    A skin biopsy is a procedure in which cells or skin samples are removed from the surface of the body to be tested. The sample taken from a skin biopsy is sent to a laboratory and examined by a pathologist under a microscope. By looking at the sample, the pathologist can diagnose or rule out skin cancer. In some cases, it can also be used to remove skin lesions.

    A skin biopsy is needed to diagnose or to help treat skin conditions and diseases, including skin infection, warts, actinic keratosis, skin tags, suspicious moles or other growths, blistering skin disorders (such as bullous pemphigoid), inflammatory skin conditions (such dermatitis and psoriasis), and skin cancers (including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma).

    What does the Procedure Involve?

    Before the procedure, your doctor cleans the area of the skin to be biopsied. Your skin may be marked to outline the biopsy area. You will then be given a local anesthetic to numb the biopsy site. 

    How your doctor performs the procedure depends on the type of biopsy. 

    • Shave biopsy – during this type of biopsy, your doctor uses a sharp tool, scalpel or double-edged razor to remove a small section of the top layers of your skin (epidermis and a portion of the dermis). 

    • Punch biopsy – your doctor uses a circular instrument called punch in order to remove a small section of your skin, including the deeper layers (epidermis, dermis, as well as superficial fat). 

    • Excisional biopsy – your doctor uses a small scalpel in order to remove an area of abnormal skin, which includes a portion of normal skin down to the fatty layer of skin. This type of biopsy can also be done to remove an entire lump, usually smaller lesions.

    • Incisional biopsy – a scalpel is used to remove a small sample of large lesions. 

    While a shave biopsy usually does not need stitches, punch biopsy, excisional biopsy, and incisional biopsy usually require stitches to close the wound as they involve cutting into the uppermost layer of fat underneath the skin.

    How Long Should I Stay in South Korea?

    A skin biopsy usually takes around 15 minutes to complete. It is an outpatient procedure, so you can leave the hospital on the same day as your skin biopsy. However, since the results are available within several days or weeks, you need to stay in South Korea for at least 7 days following your biopsy. Once the result is available, you will need to attend a follow-up visit to discuss the results of the test with your doctor.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 7 facilities in South Korea offering Skin Biopsy procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Skin Biopsy can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

    What's the Recovery Time?

    In general, you should rest as much as possible for the remainder of the day and go back to your normal activities the day after. However, you need to take it easy and avoid vigorous activities for a few days to avoid complications. How long it takes your biopsy site to heal depends upon the depth and size of the biopsy, which may take about 2 to 3 weeks.

    What About Aftercare?

    Following the biopsy, your doctor will give you aftercare instruction. Follow the instructions carefully for a quick and smooth recovery. You may experience some soreness on or around the biopsy site for a few days, but you can take Tylenol to relieve any discomfort. If you had stitches, make sure to keep the area clean. Try not to do any activities that might stretch the skin as it could enlarge the scar cause the wound to bleed.

    What's the Success Rate?

    A skin biopsy is a safe and accurate method to diagnose skin conditions and diseases. The accuracy of shave biopsy is 97%, while a punch biopsy is shown to be 85% accurate. The result of a skin biopsy is highly dependent on the quality of the biopsy submitted. It is possible to miss the diagnosis of a skin tumor. 

    The result of your skin biopsy will include a diagnosis and a description of the skin condition. If the sample is found to be cancerous, the description will include information about how quickly the cancer cells are dividing, the thickness and margins of the tumor, presence of tiny tumors near the main tumor, as well as invasion of the tumor into a nerve, blood vessel, or lymph vessel. 

    While a skin biopsy is a generally safe procedure, complications can still occur. These include bleeding, bruising, infection, scarring, and allergic reaction to the anesthesia.

    Are there Alternatives to Skin Biopsy?

    A skin biopsy is needed to diagnose and treat skin conditions and diseases. There are currently no other alternatives to diagnose skin cancer and other serious skin conditions.

    What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

    Before a skin biopsy, your doctor may not know for sure the skin condition or disease you have. After the biopsy, your doctor will be able to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. This allows them to help create a treatment plan for you. If your doctor removed an entire lesion, then the biopsy may have also cured cancer.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 29/09/2020.

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