Healing & Aftercare
Patients can remove the bandaging covering their incision the day following surgery. The incision and stitches should be cleaned twice daily using a clean cotton swab and peroxide. Patients can replace the bandage in the days following surgery, or use an antibacterial ointment several times per day to protect the incision site and keep it moist. For the first week following surgery, it is important that patients avoid any strenuous physical activity.
Patients will visit with Dr. Passaretti again approximately a week after surgery when he will remove the sutures and make sure the incision has properly healed. When healing is complete, patients can begin a regular scar massage routine, which helps stop the buildup of scar tissue. Scars should be kept out of the sun at all times, or covered with an SPF 30 sunscreen. This will help scars from looking discolored.
Combining Facial Treatments
Patients who have a mole removed from their face can choose to complement their treatment with other procedures offered through our practice. Dr. Passaretti offers a full line of procedures that can:
- Provide more even skin tone
- Reduce blemishes
- Reduce lines and wrinkles
- Diminish sun damage
These include laser skin treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, and more.