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Mohs Surgery Recovery

What is the typical recovery and downtime from Mohs surgery? What should I expect for after care needs? READ MORE

Should I Remove my Bandage and Let my Stitches Air out 4 Days After Mohs Surgery?

Just had Mohs surgery on my forehead 4 days ago. Can I take the bandage off for good and let the stitches air out now? Going to have them removed... READ MORE

Puffiness After Mohs Surgery

I had Mohs surgery done on my face just below the eye 5 weeks ago. There is still some puffiness in the area. Is this normal and if so, is there... READ MORE

Skin Graft Fell off 2 Weeks After Mohs Surgery

2 weeks ago I had mohs..on nose..skin graft fell off to day -appears to be healing with big cavity ...is this correct or do I need to contact MD... READ MORE

Mohs Surgery Scar on Nose

I had Mohs Surgery when I was 27 (8 years ago) to remove a large basal cell carcinoma from the tip of my nose. My scar runs along the length of my... READ MORE

Tight and Lopsided Skin Flap Reconstruction Results

I had basal cell carcinoma on my nose, and I had Mohs surgery to remove it. The following day, I had plastic surgery to close it up. The plastic... READ MORE

I Had Mohs Surgery on my Scalp Which Left Me with a Bald Spot. Is This Common?

I may have another small bcc on my scalp (seeing a doc hopefully soon)....I would rather not have mohs again if baldness is the result. Is freezing or... READ MORE

What Can Be Done for Mohs Surgery Lumps?

Nine months ago, I had Mohs surgery on my cheek (near my nose) for a very small Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC). I developed two lumps from the surgery:... READ MORE

2 Days Post-op MOHS Surgery - How to Reduce Swelling?

Dear doctors, I had a nodular BCC removed 2 days ago via MOHS - lateral to my right nostril in the nasal labial crease. Final incision extends from... READ MORE

What Should I Do if I Have a Large Lump After Mohs Surgery?

I had Mohs done on small basal @ center forhead. I was left w/ a concave wide white scar, deep brow furrows, and a 10mm lump where final sutures were... READ MORE

Why Use Vaseline After Mohs Surgery? Does It Keep the Wound "Soft" and Healing Better?

I have been advised after biopsies and Mohs surgery to use a thin layer of vaseline on the wound, but I have never understood why. Does is protect the... READ MORE

Can Scar Be Fixed After Mohs?

Can it be fixed? Should it be fixed? The photo shows my left eye 10+ weeks after a skin graft following Mohs surgery to remove a basal cell lesion.... READ MORE

Will my Hair Grow Back After my Scalp Scabs Fall Off?

After having Mohs surgery on my scalp for basal cell skin cancer, I had a flap done in one area. I have several scabs on my head and when they come... READ MORE

Numbness and Scarring After Mohs Surgery

I am a 48 yr old woman who had Mohs Sx 2 weeks ago. The incision begins at the top of the nose beside the left eye and goes down the left side of the... READ MORE

I Had Mohs Surgery Above my Right Eyebrow (On the Forehead) - Itching/Healing?

The Dr had to take 2 cuts to get it all, it went to the skull. I have a 2" hole in my forehead. The last bolster was taken out 2 weeks ago, it... READ MORE

What Can I Do to Alleviate the Itching from Aldara After MOHS Surgery?

I have had two MOHS surgeries and have been prescribed aldara for use 3x per week all over the face. Unfortunately, I also have rosacea. I am not... READ MORE

Dark Spots in Graft After Mohs for Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

Should I worry about a graft with dark spots and some splitting around the borders 10 days post-op? Please see photo. Thanks!! READ MORE

Mohs Skin Graft on my Nose Appears to Be Healing with a Significant Indentation/depression - Will It Improve?

I had a full thickness skin graft measuring just over 1 cm wide on my nose one month ago after basal cell carcinoma removal. At first the graft... READ MORE

Post Mohs Procedure, my Dermotologist Did NOT Do Skin Graft

He cautorized only to allow for healing from within. Is this normal and best practice for a small basal cell carcinoma on the nose? READ MORE

Slow Healing After Scalp Mohs Surgery

I had Mohs surgery over a year ago to remove basel cell from my scalp. Although the wound seems to start healing, inevitably it breaks open and we... READ MORE

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