Wound Care

 
Proper wound care is essential for preventing infection and speeding up the healing process. Follow these general instructions after any non-surgical procedure in our office to minimize your risk of infection.
 
  1. Gently clean the area with soap and water daily
  2. Once dry, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) over the site
  3. Cover the area with a clean, dry bandage
 
Repeat these steps one to two times daily as needed until the wound is healed. Once healed, apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to the area to protect the new skin from sun damage and prevent discoloration due to sun exposure.
 
Patients looking for post-operative wound care directions please follow this link for specialized instructions.
 

The Healing Process

Healing time depends on many factors and varies by indivudual and circumstance but can take days to weeks for most wounds to heal. There are many normal aspects of the healing process to expect and a few complications that you should be wary of.
 
Normal:
  • A low grade fever (~99-101°F)
  • Numbness, itching, or discomfort in the area
  • Pinkness and slight tenderness around the edges of the wound
  • Slight swelling in the area
 
When to seek help:
  • Fevers in excess of 101°F
  • Chills
  • Redness that spreads from the edge of the wound
  • Extreme tenderness or warmth surrounding the wound
  • Odorous pus or discharge
  • Increased pain or swelling in the area
  • Failure to see wound closure
 
If you are experiencing any of these concerning symptoms of infection please contact our office so that we can evaluate the affected area and closely monitor you throughout the recovery process.

Contact

Certified Dermatology, PC

853 2nd Street Pike
The Brownstone Building,
Ground Level, Rear, Suite A1 (Tuyen Nguyen PA-C)
First floor, Up ramp, Suite A106 (Adam Woldow MD)
Richboro, PA 18954

Phone:
(215) 485-5713

Fax:
(215) 485-5419

Office Hours by Appointment
Mon: 7AM - 6PM
Tue: 9AM - 6PM
Wed: 9AM - 6PM
Thurs: 7AM - 6PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday - No routine scheduled patient hours

** Please Note - Office hours are abbreviated for Coronavirus. Our day begins at the standard time but likely ends early**

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