DFW Skin Surgery Center
1115 W. Randol Mill Rd
Suite 200
 Arlington, TX 76012
(817) 303-6647 (MOHS)
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DFW Skin Surgery Center, PLLC
1115 W. Randol Mill Road, Suite 200, Arlington, TX 76012
(817) 303-6647 (MOHS)
Fax: (817) 303-6651


©2012-2017 DFW Skin Surgery Center, PLLC. All Rights Reserved.

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In case of bleeding
  • Apply firm pressure over the dressing for 15-20 minutes.
  • If bleeding continues, reapply pressure for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • If the wound continues to bleed, go to the nearest emergency room.
  • If the bleeding stops, do not remove the dressing. You may put a clean dressing over it.
Post-Operative/Wound Care Instructions
In case of pain
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be taken in dosages not to exceed those indicated on the bottle.
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) should be avoided for 3 days following the surgery.
  • If pain is not controlled with acetaminophen, please contact our office. 
Wound care directions
  • The initial dressing should be removed after 24 hours, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Wash hands before handling the dressing.
  • The wound should be cleansed twice daily with gauze and warm water. Do not use hydrogen peroxide. Do not rub the wound.
  • If the wound is on the ear, a dilute vinegar solution should be used instead of warm water. Combine 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts water. A spray bottle may be used to spray this solution on the wound.
  • ​Apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Bacitracin or Polysporin, onto the wound. If allergic to these ointments or if the wound is near the eye, use plain petroleum jelly instead (Vaseline, Aquaphor). Do not let the wound "dry out".
  • Cover the wound with a sterile, dry, non-adherent dressing (Band-Aid, Telfa).
  • This procedure should be continued twice a day (morning and evening) until the next appointment or for the indicated duration.
In case of suspected infection
  • If intense redness, fever, or foul-smelling discharge occurs, contact our office immediately, as these may be signs of wound infection and you may require an antibiotic.
If you have any questions
  • Contact our office at (817) 303-6647. If you have an urgent question or concern after hours, follow the directions in the voicemail message to be connected to our medical staff.
  • In case of immediate emergency, call 911.
Additional considerations
  • Some redness, bruising, swelling, or itching is expected after surgery. However, if these symptoms are intense, please notify our office.
  • ​Physical activity, such as lifting or exercise, may need to be restricted after surgery. If your job requires lifting over 5 lbs or you work in a dusty environment, you may need to take some time off or be placed on light duty, if available.