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Arlington Location
1115 W. Randol Mill Rd
Suite 200
Arlington, TX 76012
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DFW Skin Surgery Center, PLLC
Arlington Location: 1115 W. Randol Mill Road, Suite 200, Arlington, TX 76012
Southlake Location: 2485 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 200, Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 303-6647 (MOHS)
Fax: (817) 303-6651

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Southlake Location
2485 E. Southlake Blvd
Suite 200
Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 303-6647 (MOHS)
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 after 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. If the dressing is stuck to the wound, soak with water for 10 to 15 minutes before pulling it off.
  • Wash hands before handling the dressing.
  • The wound should be cleansed with warm soapy water. On the scalp, a mild shampoo, such as baby shampoo, may be used instead. Do not use hydrogen peroxide. Gently remove any dried blood or debris, but 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 apply this solution.
  • 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 (Vaseline) or Aquaphor instead. Do not let the wound form a scab.
  • Cover the wound with a sterile dry dressing (Band-Aid or gauze pad and tape).
  • This procedure should be continued twice a day (morning and night) until the next appointment or until the wound is healed.
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 for up to several weeks 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 sutures were placed to repair the wound. 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.
  • When showering, you may let the water run down the wound.
  • Do not shave near or over the stitches.
  • If any medications, such as aspirin, were discontinued prior to the procedure, they can be resumed 3 days after surgery, unless instructed otherwise.