Although most of our Mohs reconstruction patients in Charlotte, Gastonia, Shelby, Hickory, Lake Norman and surrounding cities experience little pain during or after the procedure, the occasional headache is to be expected and can be easily treated with an ice pack or a few Tylenol. Redness at the treatment site is also very normal. If your surgery was near the eyes, you may experience swelling and/or bruising, which again are best addressed through the use of a cold compress or ice pack.
Because each patient requires a different type of reconstruction after Mohs surgery, recovery times can vary significantly. Your doctor will provide a customized aftercare plan tailored to your needs, which includes instructions on wound care, activity restrictions, and pain management.
Your recovery is of utmost important, and follow-up visits will be scheduled with your surgical team to ensure a smooth healing process. In some cases, you may be advised to consider additional non-surgical treatments such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing, which can greatly complement and enhance the results of reconstruction, further reducing facial scars. As always, if you experience anything out of the ordinary during healing, do not hesitate to contact your PPSD team. We are committed to your health, satisfaction, and peace of mind!