Recover from Skin Lesion Removal Gracefully
- Posted on: Apr 30 2018
Congratulations on taking the road to flawless, mole-less skin. Now that you have undergone a skin lesion removal successfully, you may still have to go through recovery, no matter how small the blemish was.
What to expect from a skin lesion removal procedure
Immediately after the surgery, there isn’t much pain to worry about. However, the surgical site could appear bruised swollen or sore. Dr. Cheung will ensure that you are prescribed with medications that can ease the discomfort, yet the pain may be nothing that can affect your normal daily routine.
The length of the healing process will greatly depend on the approach of the surgery or the size of the wound. Usually, such wounds will take about one to three weeks before they are completely healed. You can expect to see only a bandage, but you may also need stitches.
Staying active at home
During the first few days following a skin lesion removal, it is important that nothing bumps your wound. Dr. Cheung may advise you to avoid strenuous exercise for about two weeks from the treatment to avoid exerting pressure to the wound. If the lesion is taken out from your face, you may have to steer clear from applying makeup until your wound has completely healed.
Taking care of your wound
Generally, you may be advised to keep your wound dry and bandaged during the first day. After a day or two, you may already clean your wound with water twice a day. Avoid applying alcohol or hydrogen peroxide as this can slow down healing. Instead, petroleum jelly may be applied, covering the wound with a non-stick bandage. A scab may form from the wound, but the trick is to just let it be. Wash the area each day and continue applying petroleum jelly to prevent scab from forming. When the wound bleeds, simply applying direct pressure on it using a clean cloth can do the trick.
You’re just a step away from getting the younger, more beautiful skin you have always wanted. Give us a call today at (312) 971-6902 to learn more about this procedure and how you can have a quick and easy recovery.
Posted in: Medical Dermatology