What To Do
The wound may be sore for several hours after the procedure, once the anesthetic has worn off. Clients are advised to follow the instructions below:
- Keep the dressing on for 24 hours or as advised by the Nurse Practitioner. You may not have a dressing applied at all. This is the discretion of the NP
- Avoid stretching, touching, or using the treated area
- Avoid hot tubs or saunas for 72 hours
- Take Tylenol as advised
- If the wound bleeds, press on it with a clean dry cloth for 20 minutes. Seek medical attention if the wound is still bleeding after this time
- Gently wash the treated area twice per day and pat dry. Apply Polysporin after each wash.
- Seek medical attention if the wound(s) develops increasing redness, swelling, develops discharge or becomes more uncomfortable
The wound generally takes 6 weeks to heal completely. It may be red and raised at first, but the size and redness usually reduces over the course of one week.