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THE HEALING PROCESS

This involves letting the wound heal by itself and offers a good chance to observe the wound as it heals after removal of a difficult tumor. Experience has taught us that there are certain areas of the body where nature will heal a wound nicely. Healing time is 6-8 weeks. There are also times when a patient may wish to allow a wound to be left to heal knowing that if the resultant scar is unacceptable, some form of cosmetic surgery can be performed at a later date.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

We encourge you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you might have about a particular condition and the proper treatments. Come in or give us a call to set up a consultation to discuss the treatment process.

FOLLOW UP

You will need to return to Dermatology Specialists in one week for stitch removal. If the area did not require sutures then you may be expected to return in 2 weeks for a wound check. Regardless of the repair performed, we like to see patients back at 6 weeks for a final check of the surgery site. At this point, if you were referred to us by another physician you will return to them for long-term follow up. If you do have any concerns with the surgical site in the future, please call us and make an appointment for re-evaluation as soon as possible.

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