What do the different types of wound care accomplish? 

The type of wound care you receive depends on your wound. The most common wound-care treatments we use include:

  • Stitches/staples: For larger wounds, stitches or staples help encourage healing with less scarring
  • Medications: Oral and topical medicines enhance wound healing and can treat, or reduce your risk of, infection
  • Debridement: This procedure involves removal of infected or damaged tissues so healthy new skin cells can regenerate
  • Bandages/dressings: We offer specialized dressings and bandages that reduce pain and the risk of infection
  • Skin grafts: More severe wounds may require a skin graft placed over it for faster, more effective healing