Post Care Instructions
- Leave the bandage on for 24 hours and keep the area covered and dry.
- If you experience any discomfort, take Tylenol every 4 to 6 hours as needed. We recommend that you avoid aspirin, non steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin or Advil, and avoid alcohol, as these increase the likelihood that you will bleed.
- If the dressing gets wet, change it.
- Clean the Biopsy or Mole Removal site once a dayUse 3% hydrogen peroxide or soap and water to gently cleanse the area and pat it dry.Gently apply an antibiotic ointment to the biopsy site with a Q-tip.
- Cover with a fresh band aid or telfa pad or leave open with ointment on the wound (especially for facial lesion).
- Do not allow the site to dry out or form a scab, as this will slow healing. If necessary, re-cleanse and reapply ointment to maintain a moist environment.
- When the surface of the skin has healed (approximately 4 to 10 days), wound care may be discontinued.
- It is normal for healing wounds to feel slightly tender to the touch and look pink around the edges. However, if after a few days it becomes increasingly red, swollen, painful, hot or develops a discharge, please call our office.
Follow these few Post Care Instructions For Biopsy – Mole Removal to get maximum benefits.
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Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe
P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.View Bio