Generally, minor skin injuries heal on their own or with basic home remedies. Sometimes wounds are hard to heal, and that’s when Dignity Health Southern California can help. At our wound care center, your team of specialists consists of doctors, nurses, and physical therapists who are skilled at caring for chronic and slow-healing wounds.
Find a Doctor today to receive personalized care for wound healing at one of our convenient locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and San Bernardino.
From pressure ulcer treatment to open wound care, rely on Dignity Health Southern California to restore your skin. Other types of wounds we treat:
- Lacerations or cuts
- Infected skin ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers caused by poorly functioning veins
- Trauma wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Sores from radiation exposure
Personalized Wound Care at Dignity Health Southern California
We combine advanced technology with wound care expertise to offer the following types of treatment:
- Negative pressure wound therapy uses a vacuum to increase blood flow and remove excess fluid from the wound.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy — This therapy will increase blood flow to the wound, which speeds up healing.
- Growth factor therapy — In growth factor therapy, substances within the body (growth factors) stimulate cell growth for rapid wound repair.
- Artificial skin — Your specialist will cover the wound with synthetic skin while it heals.
- Compression therapy — Compression stockings, or other vein-compressing material, will be applied to the sore to promote healing and blood flow.
- Debridement — During debridement, a specialist will remove dead tissue, which helps healthy tissue to form.
- Ultrasound — The wound care center will utilize sound waves to heal wounds.
What to Expect with Open Wound Care
Your doctor may prescribe an at-home treatment, such as compression therapy, for your wound. More complex treatments, such as growth factor therapy, are performed at the wound care center. Wound healing stages and recovery for each treatment is different. Your wound care team will talk to you about preparing for the procedure. They’ll go over the benefits, risks, and side effects.
When to Visit the ER
Wounds accompanied by certain symptoms should receive immediate medical attention. Use InQuicker to select an estimated arrival time to our emergency department for wounds occurring with:
- Worsening pain
- Redness, pus, or swelling
- Fever or chills
Nonhealing wounds require the specialized care that Dignity Health Southern California offers. Our wound specialist team works together to provide the highest quality treatment that’s right for you. Meet with a specialist to find personalized care for repairing your wound.
Dignity Health uses the latest technology to heal wounds in Southern California.