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American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: DO, University of New England
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Dermatology, Michigan State University
Fellowship: Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute
Treatments offered at High Valley Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
Most popular answers from Brandon L. Miner, DO
How long should I wait after I quit smoking to get subcision for acne scars and botox for frown lines?
Usually I request a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the procedure. It takes some time for the effects of smoking to reverse. Once you stop just stay a... READ MORE
This can be a normal side effect, just give it time to normalize. If after a month or two or it is still flaking call your surgeon. READ MORE
Your graft looks how a 4-5 day old great should look. Grafts cosmetically can take a long time to look acceptable. READ MORE
I had mohs surgery at teaching hospital in Chicago for basal cell carcinoma. Why was I given 7 days worth of 2000mg Cephalexin.
As a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon I rarely give oral antibiotics for standard cases. There are however times when it is necessary. It was likely... READ MORE
Can you wait to have a skin graft done after having a skin cancer (BCC) removed on your nose? (Photo)
If you get too much granulation tissue it can make a full thickness skin graft not match up well. Were you offered other closure options? A defect... READ MORE
It is not normal to have bleeding one week after surgery. The separation is probably the problem but you should call your physician so the wound can... READ MORE
Occasionally when we do Mohs some of the superficial nerves are damaged in the process. The damaged nerve can give you a numb sensation or headaches... READ MORE
Even with a gifted surgeon, with your youthful skin excision is a very last resort. There are other less invasive things to have a physician try. ... READ MORE
Pulled loose a dissolvable stitch tonight only 21/2 days post Mohs surgery on my face. Will this affect the wound closure scar?
If the adjacent sutures are still intact and the surgical wound has not pulled open it should have little effect. If the wound is pulling apart your... READ MORE
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