We use steroid injections to treat both hypertrophic and keloid scars. The steroid used, usually Kenalog (Triamcinolone), is directly injected superficially into the scar. It acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, suppressing the abnormal scar tissue and reducing its appearance. A course of about 6 injections is usually required for the most effective results.
Steroid injections work by breaking the bonds between collagen fibres, reducing the amount of scar tissue beneath the skin. Steroid injection treatments reduce the size of scarring by actively reducing the amount of scar tissue that develops.
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If you are interested in an initial consultation for steroid injections, get in touch with the skin specialists at Illuminate Skin Clinic in Kings Hill.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
Time until results seen
Improvement is usually seen after 2-3 months
Results from this treatment are long lasting
Number of treatments required
Usually one course of about 6 injections is required
£150 per injection
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does this treatment work?
The steroid works by suppressing the abnormal scar tissue, reducing swelling and flattening the scar out. This treatment will not remove the entire scar but can dramatically reduce its appearance.
What happens during my treatment?
The scar and surrounding skin will be cleaned and the steroid injected directly into the scar tissue using a fine needle.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
This treatment may cause some discomfort, in particular a stinging sensation when the injection is made.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
Anyone with hypertrophic or keloid scars.
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