Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will review the patient’s medical history. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure.
- Avoid smoking two weeks before surgery.
- Prepare to have someone drive home since most procedures are outpatient.
- Prepare to take it easy for a day or two following surgery, with assistance if necessary.
- Local anesthesia and in some cases, sedation will be administered.