What is keloid?
Keloids can be considered to be “scars that don’t know when to stop.” A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time.
Keloid Injections are an effective way to treat scars resulting from injuries to your skin.
How many keloid injections do I need?
Typically a series of 3-4 injections are performed every 4 weeks, but the situation varies greatly depending on the individual being treated. Since keloids never stop growing, continuous injection treatments are necessary to keeping them from growing too large.
Is keloid injection painful?
As with all injections, steroid injections for the treatment of keloids can be painful, especially if the keloid is very thick. Usually local anesthetic is applied to ease the discomfort; if the patient is extra sensitive to injections, a topical numbing medication may be used in addition.
What are the side effects and risks?
There are no side effects to keloid injections, although if the keloids don’t respond to injections after multiple treatments, other alternative methods should be considered.
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