Topical anesthesia is needed for common procedures such as suturing, wound cleaning, and injection administration. The ideal topical anesthetic would provide complete anesthesia following a simple pain-free application, not contain narcotics or controlled substances, and have an excellent safety profile. The combination of topical anesthetics lidocaine and tetracaine and the vasoconstrictor epinephrine has been used successfully for anesthesia prior to suturing linear scalp and facial lacerations in children. A triple-anesthetic gel containing benzocaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine ("BLT") has also been reported to be effective when applied prior to laser and cosmetic procedures. Convenience of application without need for occlusion is an advantage of these topical anesthetics.
The skin cancer treatment that works best for you depends on the size, location, and depth of the tumor as well as your age, overall health, and treatment goals. At West Dermatology, we are a world-renowned dermatological and skin cancer center committed to offering you the best, most effective treatment options available, including alternative skin cancer treatments. Learn more about us and schedule a skin cancer treatment consultation by calling 888-554-8740 or contacting us online . We have locations in Arizona, Nevada, and California.
Wound care: wounds are noticeable breaks in the skin barrier classified as acute ( 6 weeks or frequently recurring) and have multiple etiologies. Wound care involves knowledge of the wound healing process, other factors contributing to the ability to heal, and treatment options available to augment healing. A full evaluation by your Advanced Dermatology medical provider is crucial to ensure the best treatment for your wound. Many times a comprehensive treatment plan is recommended involving several modalities, along with life-long maintenance.