How long should it take for an open wound on lower leg to heal?
Botox Price Calculator
What would you like to change?
Enter your info to request custom estimates from three local providers.
These providers will send a more accurate price based on your needs.
Doctor Answers 1
Lower leg healing
Thank you for your question. It can take quite a few weeks for the lower extremities to heal after a curettage and electrodessication. The length of healing time can be dependent upon other factor such as your age, circulation, and the depth of the procedure. If after three months it still is not completely healed, I would recommend you return to your treating dermatologist to evaluate the area. You want to make sure there is not an infection that is preventing the healing or that the lesion is completely removed. If there is remainder or recurrent SCC in the area, this could prevent the area from completely healing.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.