Our dermatologists are trained in Wound Healing techniques and may serve as the key touch-point for wound healing for patients. They also may work as part of an interdisciplinary team if the wound is a result of an illness or is a wound that affects additional organs to the skin.
Our team is expert in attending to wound healing needs of our patients. Whether chronic ulcers from skin conditions or wounds from injury or illness, we are able to employ the newest techniques that focus on maintenance and monitoring of the skin surrounding the wound and proper care of the wound.
The types of wounds we typically deal with include, among others, burns, sunburn, blisters, bug bites and stings, animal bites, frostbite wounds, severe splinters and post-operative wounds. Our goal, in addition to concern for the health and cleanliness of the wound and how it affects the overall health of the person, includes minimizing possible scarring. The body inevitably may produce some scarring, but we can work on minimizing this process as much as possible.
We focus on:
- A clean wound
- Properly moisturizing the wound for optimal wound healing
- Reduction of wound bleeding
- Sterilized blister drainage
- Avoiding wound infection
- Suture removal
- Pain management
Extremely deep or severe wounds may need to be addressed in an emergent care or wound specialist setting, but we work with many physicians to care for wounds as part of a team and welcome your questions. Call for a wound care assessment any time.