Post Care Instructions after elective procedure

  • Do not remove the bandage or dressing for 24 hours post procedure.
  • After 24 hours, remove the dressing and soak gauze or a clean cloth with saline solution (saline is available at your local pharmacy or medical supply store). You can also make it at home: Boil 1 litre of water and add one tablespoon of salt, store in the refrigerator. 
  • Cover the wound with a moderate amount of Vaseline, Petroleum Jelly, Fucidin ointment or Polysporin ointment. 
  • Apply a new band aid or dressing and keep the wound area covered. 

Continue twice daily for:

  • 24 hours
  • 1 week
  • 2+ weeks 

Depending on what your provider tells you. 

Contact our office, your family doctor or go to your local Emergency room if you experience any of the following:

  • Increased redness, swelling, pus, pain or warmth in or around the wound.
  • Persistent bleeding
  • Fever, chills or feeling unwell.