Steroid Injections

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.

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.

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Treatment Overview

Time required for treatment

15 minutes

Time until results seen

Improvement is usually seen after 2-3 months

Treatment longevity

Results from this treatment are long lasting

Number of treatments required

Usually one course of about 6 injections is required

Anaesthetic Required

Numbing Cream

Prices from

£150 per injection

FAQ

If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272

1

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.

2

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.

3

Will I feel any pain or side effects?

This treatment may cause some discomfort, in particular a stinging sensation when the injection is made.

4

Who is this treatment suitable for?

Anyone with hypertrophic or keloid scars.

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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.

Technologies & Products Used

Kenalog