Biopsy Punch Application and Procedure

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What is Earwax Buildup?

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An Introduction to Dermal Curette's

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Checking Employees Temperatures

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An Introduction to Dermal Curette's

A dermal curette is a single-ended medical device that is primarily used to scrape skin lesions and remove basal cell carcinomas. It has a blunt, round-ended tip on the outside and a scalpel-sharp point on the inside. It occupies a prominent position among dermatological, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices.

It is one of the most adaptable instruments available. As a result, it’s becoming more widely employed in other fields, such as plastic surgery and gynaecology. It’s razor-sharp, allowing for precise and gentle tissue removal. It’s also effective for treating superficial malignant tumours. When compared to traditional items, the superior cutting ability makes dealing with it much easier.

Dermal Curette Use:

A Dermal curette’s goal is to remove superficial skin abnormalities with minimal injury to underlying tissue. The basic goal of this tool is to remove superficial skin development without injuring the surrounding tissue. These curettes offer superior cutting capabilities, giving them a superior alternative to traditional curettes.


In dermatology, curettes are a versatile and vital diagnostic tool.

A dermal curette’s qualities make it perfect for usage in various fields like obstetrics, plastic and cosmetic surgery, and so on.

Because of the exceptionally sharp inner edge of the dermal curette, tissue removal can be done both gently and precisely.

These tools can also be used to treat superficial malignant tumours.


Outstanding quality – The stainless-steel cutting edge is single-sided and extremely sharp, allowing for optimal curettage in soft or weak tissue.

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What Is Earwax Buildup?

While it might seem like a nuisance, earwax serves an important function in protecting your ears. It’s actually a waxy oil called cerumen that’s produced inside the ear canal. It helps keep dust, microorganisms, foreign particles, and even water from entering and irritating your ears. The cerumen eventually makes its way out of the ears so it can be washed away.

In some cases, your ears may produce too much wax. That excess wax can harden and cause a blockage that can affect your hearing. Blockages are sometimes caused by using cotton swabs to clean the ear canal because the swabs actually wind up pushing the wax in deeper. Individuals who use hearing aids or earbuds could have an issue with wax buildup and blockages, too.

Earwax buildup symptoms

If you’re experiencing earwax buildup or blockages, you might notice some key symptoms, including the following:

  • Full feeling in the ear
  • Earache
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Partial hearing loss
  • Ringing in the ear

Excess earwax can also lead to an ear infection, so it’s important to see your doctor if you develop any of the following:

  • Intense ear pain
  • Constant ear pain
  • Fluid coming from the ear
  • Odor in the ear
  • Persistent hearing loss
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Dizziness

Curettes are a helpful cerumen management tool for audiology and medical clinics. These tools come in many different styles and materials. There are so many options that they can be misunderstood. Curettes are shaped like a pen and have a handle and a tip. The tip is often a loop, scoop, or pick. Curettes are made of stainless steel, plastic, or carbon fibre. No curette material is superior to any other and material selection really depends on personal preference and access to hygienic reprocessing equipment. Curettes have many advantages, they are:

  • highly effective
  • quick to use
  • low cost
  • easy to clean or dispose of
  • portable
  • less intimidating than other tools

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Biopsy Punch Application and Procedure

A punch biopsy is a procedure used to obtain a tissue sample from the body. Punch biopsies are often used to diagnose skin cancer.  A small sample of skin is taken and then analyzed under a microscope in a lab. Punch biopsies may also be used to diagnose cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, or conditions that could lead to cancer.3

In this blog we describe what to expect during a punch biopsy, as well as the risks and recovery process. 


A punch biopsy is a procedure that uses a sharp, hollow instrument to remove a tissue sample. The size of the sample is about the same as a pencil eraser and is examined under a microscope by a pathologist in a lab. The sample can then be used to diagnose certain types of cancer. 


A punch biopsy is performed in an outpatient clinic and takes about 15 minutes.4

For this in-office procedure, your healthcare provider will start by cleaning the area of the skin with an alcohol wipe or disinfectant product. They will then inject a local anesthetic into the skin to numb the area for the biopsy. 

To take a punch biopsy, your healthcare provider will insert the hollow, circular scalpel into the skin and gently rotate it clockwise and counterclockwise to cut down to the layer of fatty tissue beneath the skin. A punch biopsy usually cuts about 4 millimeters into the skin.3 

Once the tissue sample is removed, your healthcare provider may place stitches to prevent bleeding. This will depend on how deep the biopsy site is and how much it is bleeding. They will let you know when to expect results and how to follow up. 

Diagnosing Skin Cancer

Who Does It? 

Most skin biopsies are performed by a dermatologist. For a cervical biopsy, your gynecologist will likely handle the procedure. Other healthcare providers who are able to diagnose conditions, such as physician's assistants and nurse practitioners, may also perform a punch biopsy. 

Types of Skin Biopsies 

In addition to a punch biopsy, other common skin biopsy options include:

Shave biopsy: Top layers of skin are shaved off with a scalpel.

Local excision: The skin sample is removed with a scalpel.

Mohs surgery: Thin layers of skin are removed by a surgeon and then examined under a microscope during the procedure.

Curettage and electrodesiccation: The skin sample is scraped off with a tool called a curette, then an electric needle called an electrode kills any remaining cancer cells. 

Choosing the Right Biopsy for a Skin Cancer Type


A punch biopsy is used to diagnose rashes, and conditions in the skin that go deeper than the epidermis. A punch biopsy is also used to diagnose benign growths, inflammatory lesions, skin conditions (eczema and psoriasis), and certain types of skin cancer (melanoma).5

How to Prepare 

To prepare for a punch biopsy, sit down and talk with your healthcare provider about what to expect. Ask questions and take notes to help you remember the details.

Be sure that your practitioner has a current list of your medications and allergies. Let them know if you have a bleeding disorder or are taking any blood-thinning medications as this could result in a dangerous amount of bleeding after the biopsy. 

To prepare for a cervical punch biopsy, refrain from sex and the use of tampons or vaginal creams for 24 hours before the procedure.6 


Your healthcare provider will discuss your eligibility for a punch biopsy with you based on your physical exam findings and overall health. A punch biopsy is usually recommended when cancer is suspected. If you have a bleeding disorder, your healthcare provider will work with you to determine if a punch biopsy is safe for you. 


After a punch biopsy, your healthcare provider will explain how your tissue sample will be tested and when to expect results. 

Once the biopsy is complete, your practitioner will cover the area with a bandage and give you instructions on how to care for it at home. If they placed stitches, ask if the stitches need to be removed or if they will dissolve on their own. At home, keep your biopsy site clean, dry, and covered until it heals. 


Possible risks of a punch biopsy include bleeding, scarring, and infection. If your biopsy site won’t stop bleeding or shows signs of infection, call your healthcare provider right away. Signs of an infection include worsening pain, swelling, redness, pus drainage, and a fever. 

If you have a bleeding disorder or are currently taking blood-thinning medication, a punch biopsy may not be safe for you. 


A punch biopsy is a diagnostic procedure used to detect rashes, benign growths, and chronic skin conditions. It may also be used to diagnose skin conditions that can lead to cancer. During a punch biopsy, your healthcare provider will use a hollow, circular scalpel to remove a tissue sample. The sample is then examined under a microscope in a lab to look for signs of cancer.

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Skin Stapler: Its Features and Advantages

Skin stapler is a sterile single patient use, mechanical instrument designed to deliver precise rectangular shape stainless steel staple for routine wound closure, it is typically used at end of surgical procedure.  It has 35 pins which are Medical grade 316L Stainless steel and forms precise rectangular shape staple formation. The Skin Stapler has wider crown length and increased leg length which gives outstanding performance across wider skin wounds.

It is used for skin closing in the operating room and emergency room. With this device, the operator can shorten the suturing time. Whenever the handle is squeezed the staple is placed one by one. The staple penetrates the skin first and then formed. Because it is disposable, the user just peels out the package to use and should not reuse it.

  • Autoclavable handle
  • Improves patient safety by considerably reducing surgery and anesthesia time
  • Angled tip design helps you maintain a clear view of the incision line at all times
  • Lightweight but durable with a comfortable ergonomic grip design
  • Simple to use — simple to reload
  • Designed to reduce problems with rotated staples

Skin Stapler Design:

The handle design is characterized by good texture for a user-friendly experience. It has a larger diameter wire, greater width, and extra staple height leading to secure wound closure. Outstanding performance across wider skin wounds

Skin Stapler is USFDA approved and CE marked which gives the surety of consistent quality and standard.


  • It has multiple many advantages over suture for wound closure such as:
  • Saves Time for wound closure
  • Easy to use for nurses and doctors
  • Lesser Trauma to the patients
  • Easy extraction of Staple pins from patients
  • Better cosmetic effect


Skin Stapler is intended to be used a single time only. If it is used multiple times it may lead to cross-contamination / Infection, Hence it is a single patient disposable skin Stapler. It is typically used at the end of a surgical procedure for routine wound closure.

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How To Choose a Temperature Scanner For Your Small Business

The COVID-19 Pandemic has greatly impacted how many small businesses operate day-to-day to keep their employees and customers safe and healthy. This includes taking all measures possible to stop the spread of the virus. 

As companies continue to bring workers back to the office and reopen their doors to customers, the use of temperature scanners to detect fever levels is becoming more and more popular amongst businesses of all sizes. How do you know which body temperature scanner to pick for your small business? We put together this guide to help you decide which one will be the most appropriate for you and your company’s needs. 

Why Does Your Small Business Need a Temperature Scanner?

The Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)  advises that the presence of a fever is one screening criterion for COVID-19. A person is considered to have a fever if their temperature reads 100.4 or higher. Many workplaces have adopted screening for fevers as a primary guideline for detecting and helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, along with asking employees about other symptoms they may have been experiencing (cough, shortness of breath, etc.). 

A temperature scanner allows workplaces to identify those who have a fever using a hands-free device before entering the business, giving everyone assurance and peace of mind walking through your doors.

How Do You Pick the Best Temperature Scanner for Your Small Business?

Trying to keep your small business running during a pandemic can be very stressful. However, buying the best temperature scanner is one essential measure you can take to help stop the spread of the virus and keep your employees and customers safe. 

Types of Temperature Scanners

The amount of traffic you get through your business on any given day will help narrow down what type of temperature scanner you should get. Thermal scanners have three different modes to measure human body temperature.

  • High Traffic Density Scanners: This scanner can analyze up to 4 people at one time, so it’s ideal for businesses with high traffic (schools, sporting events, amusement parks, etc.). If a fever is detected, the scanner will make a noise. 
  • Medium Traffic Density Scanners: These are used in places with traffic that’s not heavy but not low, like retail stores and restaurants. They do require manual operation, though they may also have automatic fever detection.
  • Low Traffic Density Scanners: The perfect option for most small businesses, low traffic density scanners are ideal for those with a small amount of traffic. They can be stationary or portable and are a cost-effective, efficient option. 

We recommend a low traffic density scanner, like the Infrared Facial Temperature Scanner to small businesses because of the smaller amount of traffic they tend to get. 

In addition to the amount of traffic your business usually gets, you will want to consider the following factors help you choose the best temperature scanner: 

Other Factors to Consider When Choosing a Temperature Scanner for Your Business 

Ease of Use 

As a small business owner, you have enough to worry about; a temperature scanner shouldn’t be one of them. Using a scanner as a screening device can be stressful to set up if you haven’t used one before. 

A scanning device should be easy to set up, use, and monitor. The H3 Plus comes with clear, simple directions that don’t require much time or effort to assemble. In just a few quick steps, your device will be ready to mount and start using. The best part is you can install this scanner on a stand, the wall or use the mini version for your desktop.

Be sure to follow all the manufacturer’s instructions for setup to ensure the device is installed correctly and accurately. 

Accuracy of Temperature Scanner 

A body temperature scanner in your business is essential, especially now. When choosing a scanner for your small business, you need to make sure it’s reliable in consistently providing accurate temperatures all of the time. 

Look out for the margin of error on the device. You want a temperature scanner that measures human body temperature in real-time with a low margin of error. The temperature scanner should also trigger an alarm when a fever is detected.

With an error margin of ±0.2 °F, the K3 Monitor gives accurate temperatures efficiently and effectively. In addition, this lightweight scanner is easy to move, shuts off after sitting idle to save on power, and sounds an alarm when a high temperature is detected. 

Speed of Temperature Scanning Results 

Accuracy is important when choosing a scanning device for your business. But so is the amount of time it takes for that scanner to give results. You want to use a device that will produce an accurate reading in only a few seconds to help ensure you can easily and efficiently screen employees and customers as they walk in through your door.

When choosing a body temperature scanner, be sure you pick one that will give you dependable results in the shortest amount of time. 

Final Thoughts

As a small business, you need an efficient and cost-effective solution for scanning the temperatures of anyone who walks in your door to help screen for and stop the spread of COVID-19. For many small businesses, a wall-mounted device or stand-alone kiosk are both ideal solutions. Both help offer a hands-free, automated process that gets employees and customers in the door safely and offers much-needed peace of mind during a very uncertain time.

Our mission at Skindfense is always to provide our customers with reliable, high-quality products that help keep small businesses safe and healthy. We invite you to look at all the body temperature scanner options we offer and reach out for any questions.