Treatment of a wound after removal of a birthmark and papilloma: recommendations for care

Removal of moles and warts is only the first stage in the fight against benign formations. Further there is a long rehabilitation period, which can not be neglected, in order to protect yourself from the development of complications.A damaged skin site needs regular treatment and gentle handling after removal of the build-up, and only then the appearance of scarring, pigmented tissue or recurrence of papillomas is quite easy to avoid.



  • 1Rules of daily care
  • 2How long does it take to recover?
  • 3Restoring the skin at home
  • 4Prevention of pigmentation and scar formation

Rules of daily care


After removal of the papilloma, a hollow in the form of a funnel is formed on the body, the parameters of which correspond to the characteristics of the remote formation (diameter and depth). Within the next 2 days, redness of the affected area of ​​the skin is likely, and swelling is possible. Further healing will require the implementation of a number of rules, which can positively affect the rate of recovery.

Absence of plaster: an indispensable condition for the normal formation of a scab - a dry crust that occurs by coagulation of blood, pus and lymph, provided that the wound (sores) is constantly ventilated. Protects the damaged surface from penetration of pathogenic microflora and subsequent infection with the infection.

You should not allow both overdrying and excessive moistening of the scab - you should temporarily not use ointments and creams for the body, refrain from the use of tonal and other cosmetic products (when removing the papilloma from the face), completely exclude contacts with household chemical goods.

It is necessary to reduce the pastime in direct sunlight to a minimum, and also during the rehabilitation period to stop visiting the solarium.

If suspected of sepsis, the cortex under medical supervision is required to be removed by soaking it with 3% hydrogen peroxide solution or replacing it with Furacilin - it's not safe to do it yourself. You may need solutions of potassium permanganate, iodine and diamond green, which have a strong disinfecting effect.


For further treatment of the infected area, gels containing antibiotics (Tetracycline ointment, Levomecol) are used.

If the removal of papillomas was carried out by a surgical method (scalpel), then the care scheme changes and implies the application of sterile dressings impregnated with Miramistin after the operation. When dressing the wound should be smeared with antiseptic. In total, the recovery period will take from 2 weeks to 2 months, subject to the above recommendations.

How long does it take to recover?


After the scab falls off, the emulsion type ointments and vitamins of groups A and E, which should be agreed with the doctor supervising the treatment, can have a beneficial effect on wound healing. Also, the process of thermal drying, in which contactless lamps for heating (the maximum temperature should not exceed 50 ° C), effectively promote the process. For these purposes, it is forbidden to use a hair dryer and heat guns.

Important! If the removal of the papilloma occurred by cauterization with a laser, these methods will not accelerate, but only exacerbate the situation - the area of ​​the lesion may increase.

To know in advance how long it will take to heal tissues is impossible. The timing is more influenced both by the way of getting rid of the papilloma with subsequent care, and the individual characteristics of the body.

Therefore, it is necessary to take into account the possible consequences and better emphasize the most sparing treatment options, namely:

  • Cryodestruction - freezes neoplasms with liquid nitrogen, after the cell the papillomas simply die off.
  • When removing the laser, the build-up is cauterized, turning it into a charred point of characteristic black color.
  • After radio wave therapy, scarred scars remain, which may be completely absent.
  • Surgical method is used for large papillomas, when other methods may not be so productive.
  • Electrocoagulation involves cutting off the legs of the papilloma, and then cauterize the resulting funnel from the inside.
Radio wave therapy 2-3 days Rapid formation and disappearance of a scull
Laser 5 days Burn similar to sunny redness and swelling
Electrocoagulation (electrocution) Up to 10 days There remains a small pigmented spot that passes with time
Freezing with liquid nitrogen Up to 14 days Death of papilloma cells during a week of swelling
Surgery Up to 1 month Requires additional laser abrasion due to the size of the scars
* In the course of recovery without complications, full regeneration of the skin will take more time.

Restoring the skin at home

Cleavage exfoliation is the stage after which it will be necessary to exert maximum efforts to avoid further appearance of cosmetic defects on the skin. Its regenerating ability is increased:

  1. Preparations with the addition of vitamins of groups A, C, E, K. Ensure their intake into the body, as well as necessary for the restoration of minerals and amino acids, such as in sufficient quantities found in fish, fresh vegetables and dairy products.
  2. It is recommended to treat the site of the lesion with cosmetic products containing collagen, elastin and keratin.
  3. Creams and gels with hyaluronic acid in the composition enliven the coarsened skin, help to increase its resistance to external environmental factors, forming a thin film on the surface.
  4. Eliminate peeling and smooth the structure, without traumatizing the skin, will allow soft peels based on glycolic acid.

Incorrect care of the wound after cauterization or removal by another method is the main reason for complications after removal of moles or warts.

Prevention of pigmentation and scar formation

The tendency of the skin to form scars and prolonged convalescence signals a reduced immunity, so it makes sense to drink a course of multivitamins before the treatment at the stage of preparation for medical intervention.

After falling off the scab on the site of the former sore, a tender skin of pale pink color is formed, which It is necessary to provide protection against rough fabrics, mechanical injuries and direct exposure to ultraviolet rays.


Protect from the emergence of age spots and burns help a thin layer of sunscreen with a high SPF (regardless of the time of year).

To draw conclusions about the success of the performed procedure is possible only when the restoration of the skin occurs without negative complications and the risk of recurrence papilloma, for the prevention of which experts recommend strengthening immunity through healthy sleep, the use of plant adaptogens and hardening.

The rate at which the wound heals, is an indicator of the correctness of care and allows you to draw conclusions about the dynamics of recovery. If worries arise due to the suppuration of the scab or a violation of its integrity, you should immediately consult a doctor and begin anti-inflammatory therapy.

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