Cortisone injections for scars reduction
Cortisone or steroid injections are a common treatment option for scar management. These injections involve the use of corticosteroid medications, such as triamcinolone acetonide, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
How Cortisone reduce scarring?
When injected directly into a scar, cortisone or steroid injections can help reduce inflammation, flatten raised scars (hypertrophic or keloid scars), and alleviate symptoms such as itching or pain. The injections work by suppressing the immune response and inhibiting the production of collagen, which can help soften and flatten the scar tissue.
What is the procedure of Cortisone injection?
The procedure involves cleaning the area, administering a local anesthetic if necessary, and injecting the medication directly into the scar tissue. The number of injections required will depend on the size and severity of the scar.
How many treatment do I need?
It’s important to note that while cortisone or steroid injections can be effective for certain types of scars, they may not work for all scar types or individuals. The response to treatment can vary, and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results.
If you’re considering cortisone or steroid injections for scar treatment, book a consultation with us, we will assess your specific scar and recommend the most appropriate treatment approach based on your individual circumstances.
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