Your doctor/surgeon will give specific instructions regarding wound care and dressings in your appointment.

We usually use a spray on dressing applied after cyst removal on the scalp, as dressings can be quite awkward where there is a lot of longer hair. The spray on dressing protects the wound while it starts to heal.

Keep this area dry for 1-2 days. After then, you can wash the hair as normal, but be especially gentle and careful around the wound. Apply Vaseline or silicone scar gel 2-3 times a day to help the wound heal.

Stitches are then removed 7-10 days later. We will check on how the wound is healing and give any further advice as required.