Colorado Dermatology Institute
Acne Treatment, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Cosmetic Dermatology
Mohs Surgery Pre and Post Procedure Education
Preparation for Surgery
Please observe the following guidelines for your comfort, safety, and best surgical outcome:
10 Days Prior to Surgery
Avoid aspirin unless prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor has prescribed aspirin, keep taking it.
Avoid Motrin and Motrin-like products (NSAID pain relievers). These products will thin the blood and make it more difficult to control bleeding. If you have aches and pains, take Tylenol instead.
Stop taking Vitamin E, Ginko, Garlic, Ginseng, Glucosamine, Fish Oil, and St. Johns Wort. These products will thin the blood and make it more difficult to control bleeding.
DO NOT STOP TAKING COUMADIN OR PLAVIX.
Inform us if you have Mitral Valve Prolapse, heart valve replacements, prosthetic joints, joint replacement surgery, a pacemaker, a defibrillator, or if you are a diabetic. If you have any of these conditions, we can take extra precautions to keep you as safe as possible during, and after, the surgery. You will need to return to the clinic 7-14 after your surgical appointment for suture removal. Please mark this on your calendar.
Purchase an ointment (Vaseline, AquaPhor Healing Ointment, or Polysporin) prior to your surgery date so that you have it at home for use after your surgery. Ointment is vitally important to the healing process.
, Cosmetic Dermatology
, Laser Skin Resurfacing
, Medical Dermatology
, Mohs Surgery
, Mole Removal
, Psoriasis Treatment
, Rosacea Treatment
, Skin Cancer Treatment
, Surgical Dermatology
, Wart Removal