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Post Surgery Mole Removal

Post Surgery Mole Removal

Having gone through the mole removal procedure, you will be required to keep the operated skin area away from external influences. A good thing to do is to acquire antibacterial medicine and rub it on the skin surrounding the place where the mole was extracted from to prevent infections. There is however a small chance that a certain degree of swelling will occur as well as a slight skin tone discoloration. This is absolutely normal and it has no long-term bearing on your general health whatsoever. Unlike natural mole removal treatments, the surgery may leave a nasty scar on your skin based on how much skin tissue was removed during the operation.

It is imperative to keep the operated area covered with a bandage and change the bandage as frequently as possible. Normally, your operating doctor will advise you after the operation on how to keep the area away from infections and what medicine to use in order to do so. They will also tell you how soon after the operation to return to the doctor’s office or any other qualified professional in order to have your stitches removed. If your operation was closed using cauterization, you are advised to keep the area covered with a band aid until the swelling of the wound disappears naturally.

How to care for your skin after the mole removal procedure

Having gone through the medical procedure rather than the natural alternatives, we are safe to assume that your mole or skin tags were either not common or you wanted it done properly in good time. Considering that the mole was not of cancerous nature and you are now completely safe against any form of complications, you will have to tend to your skin with great care. Consult your dermatologist in order to educate yourself about what medicines, capsules or ointments to use on your skin. Your dermatologist might even prescribe such medicine to help with your healing process.

Keep the wound covered at all times, it is imperative not to expose the skin to external influences or sunlight until the healing process is complete. You must also keep the skin area clean and dry at all times. This may require you to clean the wound for at least two times a day using antiseptic lotion or hydrogen peroxide.

Do not stretch the skin through careless movement as this may affect your stitches thus opening the wound to infections. Your doctor will remove these stitches as soon as four days after the mole removal surgery. Depending on the skin conditions related to the mole, the healing process might take longer than four days. Be sure to follow the doctor’s instructions precisely and follow the prescribed treatment to the letter. If you are contemplating the use of alternative medicine be sure to take adequate care of the skin area as some alternative remedies may interfere with the prescribed treatment.

If for whatever reason you are experiencing pain after the surgery, you might want to ask your doctor to prescribe painkillers. This may be necessary if you are experiencing a tingling sensation or localized pain as your organism may react to the prescribed treatment.