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The Surgical Dog Ear | Why Isn’t My Scar Flat After Skin Surgery?

The Surgical Dog Ear | Why Isn’t My Scar Flat After Skin Surgery?

A dogear is a redundancy in the skin that can occur when the skin is stitched together. It has also been called a standing cone, pucker or pleat in the skin and can arise when wounds are repaired after Mohs surgery, excisions or other skin surgeries. “Despite...
What Is A Skin Biopsy?

What Is A Skin Biopsy?

Like other physicians, dermatologists rely on medical history and physical exam to diagnose a patient’s skin condition. When a patient’s skin problem isn’t straightforward, an additional work up is required. “Acne, eczema, psoriasis are all...
Do I Need A Bandage after Mohs Surgery?

Do I Need A Bandage after Mohs Surgery?

Patients diagnosed with skin cancer often seek Mohs surgery to have their tumors treated and removed with over 99% cure rates. The Mohs procedure leaves surgical defects that often then need to be sutured closed and repaired. But when the doctor places the last...
Dehiscence After Mohs Surgery

Dehiscence After Mohs Surgery

Dehiscence refers to the unplanned or spontaneous opening of a surgical wound after it has been closed with sutures or other methods. Although it is a rare complication after skin surgery, dehiscence has been noted to occur for a number of reasons. Why Can Dehiscence...
What Activities Can I Do With Sutures And Stitches In The Skin

What Activities Can I Do With Sutures And Stitches In The Skin

Stitches are one of the most common and secure ways to close a wound on the skin after Mohs surgery, excision, or other skin surgical procedure. An important thing to think about after you have received these stitches is when you can resume your normal routine. Here...