Taking care of your skin after skin cancer treatment is an extremely important step. Our team will make sure you have detailed aftercare instructions to follow.
- Regularly clean the area with warm, soapy water and pat dry
- Avoid baths or otherwise soaking the wound until it’s healed
- Keep the wound covered with antibiotic ointment and a bandage
- Apply Vaseline or silicone gel to the area to help scarring fade
- Be vigilant for signs of infection like redness, swelling, or sensitivity
It’s especially important to prevent skin cancer from recurring after going through treatment. Perform skin self-checks regularly and meet with your dermatologist to keep an eye on any spots. Your dermatologist can recommend how often to return for a professional skin check after going through treatment.
You can prevent skin cancer by wearing sunscreen (SPF 30+) every day and avoiding sunlight during the middle part of the day. It can also help to wear UV protective clothing and items like hats and sunglasses. Experiencing sunburn can raise your risk of developing skin cancer, so avoid sunburn as much as possible.
Finally, if you tan outdoors or visit tanning booths, stop immediately.
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“I had my first visit with Dr. Hamblin and was very impressed with him and his staff! I definitely feel confident with his treatment! I Have already recommended him to several people."
“Dylan at Hamblin Dermatology was great! My first visit here was just for a skin check. He took his time for addressing my concerns and educating me and office staff were welcoming, helpful, and pleasant. Definitely a 5-star experience and recommendation."
“I was able to get an appointment in a reasonable time. I was in and out in less than a half-hour and that included taking a biopsy and freezing about a dozen pre-cancer sports. They are going to send the results to my dermatologist in Sun City West."
“All the staff was very friendly and helpful, and Dr. Hamblin was very personable."
Your dermatologist is your best partner when it comes to preventing skin cancer and maintaining clear, healthy skin. To meet with our experienced team and learn more, contact Sunrise Dermatology at our Mesa office by calling or filling out our online form.
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