Mohs surgery is considered the most effective technique for treating the most common types of skin cancer. Some of its advantages include being cost-effective, efficient, and leaving a very small scar. We know that being cleared of all signs of cancer is the most pressing concern when undergoing Mohs surgery. However, it is understandable that you’d be worried about how your skin will look after. Most often skin cancer occurs in areas of exposed skin, which means any scarring will likely be in a prominent location. Here are a few ways you can treat your scar after Mohs surgery to avoid being left with damaged skin.
Before you start any treatment, it is essential to make sure that you allow the surgical wound to heal completely. That means to strictly adhere to the doctor’s orders. We understand that you are eager to get your skin back to normal, but the overall health of your skin is most important. Once your wound is fully healed, you will have a few options to treat your scar after Mohs surgery.
Option #1: Silicone sheeting
The gold standard in scar treatment for Mohs surgery scars is silicone sheeting. In fact, Rejuvaskin’s Scar Fx® silicone sheeting is recommended by professionals all around the world. This method is best-worn at night and gets results on the worse scars by enhancing the body’s natural healing process. The sheeting can even be reused after washing it with mild soap and water.
Option #2: Silicone gel
Silicone gel offers an excellent alternative daily option to the silicone sheeting. The gel isn’t oily or sticky and it dries quickly leaving the same clear layer of silicone over your scar to protect it. If you are looking for a product that is super easy to apply to the skin throughout the day, while softening and flattening your scar, you should definitely use RejuvaSil® silicone scar gel after Mohs surgery.
Option #3: Scar management system
Making scar healing as easy and effective as possible is very important. Since Mohs surgery scars can be tough to manage and in difficult locations, it would be smart to use the Scar Heal® Kit. The simple scar management system combines silicone sheeting and silicone gel, which gives you the ability to use the sheeting at night and the gel during the day. This ensures that for 8-12 hours a day you receive the best occlusive therapy from silicone sheeting while you are sleeping. On the other hand, the silicone gel makes it easier to protect your Mohs surgery scar during daily activities. It’s the best of both worlds!
Again, the first order of business when it comes to Mohs surgery is to make sure that your skin is cancer-free and your wound heals completely. Once you get the good news, you can begin to treat your scar after Mohs surgery.