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Post-Operative Dermatology

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Post-Operative Wound Care Instructions for Dermatology Treatments

  • If bleeding should occur, apply firm direct pressure for 10-20 minutes until bleeding stops. If bleeding persists, please call the office. If after office hours, call the Patient Service Center at 858.675.3100.
  • Leave dressing on and dry for 24 hours.
  • Dry wound gently after showering with gauze or Q-tips.
  • Apply a small amount of Aquafor ointment twice a day.
  • Cover the area with a band-aid when necessary to avoid irritation from clothing, otherwise, leave exposed to air.
  • Follow the above instructions for 5 days or until sutures are removed.
  • You may experience slight tenderness, discoloration, oozing and crusting of the area for several days, especially if area was shave biopsied.

Our office will contact you with the pathology results. This usually take 3-7 business days.

If you have questions or concerns on weekdays after 5:00PM or on weekends, please call 858.675.3100 and the service will contact your doctor.

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