How Long Is Recovery From Mohs Surgery?

How Long Is Recovery From Mohs Surgery?

How Long is Recovery from Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is a revolutionary type of surgery to diagnose skin cancers including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and other skin conditions. The dermatologists of The Dermatology Group provide a wide range of dermatology services, including Mohs surgery. They have several convenient office locations in Mount Dora, Longwood, Orlando, and Winter Park, FL. to help you.

What You Need To Know About Mohs Surgery

If our dermatologist recommends Mohs surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer or other skin conditions, you might be wondering how long the recovery period is. The recovery period is short, usually within two weeks after surgery. You also may even be able to return to work the day after surgery.

During your recovery, you should rest and avoid any heavy activity or strenuous exercise. Pain medication is usually not required, but you may feel some sensitivity around the surgical area for a few days. In addition to the short recovery period, there are other benefits of having Mohs surgery. Consider that Mohs surgery is:

  • More comfortable than conventional surgery, requiring only local anesthetic
  • More convenient than conventional surgery, because Mohs is performed in an outpatient setting
  • More aesthetically pleasing than conventional surgery because only minimal tissue is removed causing minimal skin damage

Mohs surgery also has a cure rate of up to 99% of initial skin cancers, and up to 94% of recurring skin cancers, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Mohs surgery can help you achieve the best outcome, while still preserving the beauty and health of your skin and your appearance.

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To find out more about Mohs surgery and recovery from Mohs surgery, call the dermatologists of The Dermatology Group. You can reach them in:

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