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Frequently Asked Questions
Your dermatologist will receive a letter explaining what was done the day of your surgery and what to do with your bandage.
No, you can use normal soap, water, moisturizers and sunscreen.
You can apply the ointment with a Q-tip or your clean fingertip. You should use a liberal amount of ointment. You DO NOT want your wound to dry out/scab.
You can do either. After a couple days, a mild soap will not hurt your wound.
When there is no drainage. The skin will look pink and shiny.
This is not recommended. Paper tape is more gentle on the skin then regular Band-Aid or adhesive tapes. This skin will often break down or get irritated by using regular Band-Aids/adhesives.
We sell flesh colored paper tape for patient convenience. It is difficult to find a pharmacy that sells flesh colored paper tape.
You should massage the wound until the area feels like normal skin. This will vary from two to six months. You should only start massaging the wound 4-6 weeks after the initial surgery.
Any time you cut the skin there will be a scar. Scars mature over a period ranging from six months to eighteen months. As time goes by the scar will become less noticeable.