It is important after having a surgical procedure that proper wound care is followed. A wound that is not well cared for is at risk for infections and may heal poorly. Improper care can lead to delays in healing and potentially scarring.
Wound care instructions are different for each type of procedure and your should ask your doctor if you have any questions about how to care for your wound.
The staff at Hancock Dermatology is well versed to help you understand the best way to take care of your skin after a procedure. Sometimes an appointment may be scheduled to check your healing after a procedure. If you are concerned your wound is not healing well, you should see your doctor.
If you have sutures, an appointment 7-14 days after your procedure will be scheduled to remove the sutures. It is important to let the nursing staff or the doctor remove your sutures. Do not remove your sutures at home.