Mole and Skin Tag Removal
Mole Removal Aftercare – Post-Treatment
Aftercare for Mole Removal
- Clean your wound two times a day with antibacterial soap and water. If the wound was closed with sutures, follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions regarding whether you can get your wound wet.
- Apply an antibiotic ointment to your wound after cleaning, and then cover with a sterile bandage.
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, as needed. Discomfort following mole removal is typically mild and highly tolerable.
- Avoid scratching or rubbing your wound during recovery. As your wound heals, it may itch. Keeping the area moist with a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will help relieve the itching.
Aftercare for Skin Tag Removal
- If clothing irritates the site where a skin tag has been removed, cover it with a bandage to prevent rubbing and bleeding.
- After having a skin tag removed, the area should be cleaned with antibacterial soap and water two times a day unless otherwise advised. Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing.
- After that, cover the wound with a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and a non-stick bandage.
Please follow these Mole Removal Aftercare Guidelines to ensure your recovery is successful.
Schedule a follow-up appointment within 7 -10 days of your treatment.
Possible Side Effects
- During Your Mole Removal Aftercare Post-treatment, there may be bruising, swelling, and redness. The time it takes to resolve will depend upon the method of removal and the size and depth of the mole.
- Patients may experience mild to acute pain depending upon the method of removal and the size and depth of the mole. Pain from electrocautery dissipates within in 24-48 hours. An incision requiring stitches may be tender for a longer period of time.
- Scarring may occur, especially if the removed mole was large and deep, requiring surgical excision and stitches. Depending upon skin type, the scarring may fade away; however, if it doesn’t, treatment for correction will be required.
- There is the possibility of infection. This risk is dramatically reduced if the wound and surrounding area are kept clean and washed twice a day. The signs of infection are pain, redness, warmth in the area, and the appearance of pus.
Skin Tag Removal
- There are no serious side effects associated with skin tag removal.
Skin Tags and non-cancerous moles don’t require medical treatment; however, there are two benefits of removal:
- Cosmetic Benefit: Moles and skin tags – especially in clusters – can be unattractive and embarrassing.
- Relief of Discomfort: When moles and skin tags rub against clothing or get caught in jewelry the result can be pain, chaffing, and bleeding.
If you have any questions on Skin Tags or the Mole Removal Aftercare Tips we’ve provided then don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Or call us to schedule an appointment today.