2805 J STREET
Wound Care Instructions Following Dermabrasion
1. Pressure dressing may be removed this evening or the next morning. If the dressing tends to stick, you may pour water over the dressing. If bleeding occurs apply firm pressure with damp gauze for fifteen continuous minutes. If bleeding persists, call the office to report condition.
2. Cleanse the wound daily with tap water.
3. After cleaning, apply a thin layer of Vaseline or Aquaphor healing ointment (available in drug stores without a prescription). Continue the tap water and ointment treatments once a day until the site is healed. It may take approximately two weeks for wound to heal.
4. The wound may be covered a Telfa pad or an appropriate size Band-Aid. All wounds normally drain, the larger the wound the more drainage. This topical wound care should be continued until the wound has completely healed.
5. For pain or discomfort you may take a combination of Tylenol and Ibuprofen, unless you have a medical condition that does not allow you to take these medicines or unless it is otherwise advised by your primary care physician. Tylenol 500mg and Ibuprofen 400mg may be taken every 4-6 hours as needed for pain or discomfort.
6. It is an old wivesí tale that a wound heals better when exposed to the air. If kept clean and covered with ointment and a bandage, the wound will heal faster, with less pain and with a nicer cosmetic result.
In Case Of An Emergency....(916) 492-1828 (or 911)