Doctor insights on:
Tricort 40 Injection Effects On Keloid
How likely am I to experience side effects having a kenalog injection into a small keloid? Worried about systemic side effects like acne, etc.
Keloids: Keloids do not require injection. If your keloid is not aesthetically pleasing, you will need to have it excised. Some physicians inject steroids into the new scar. But no definitive benefit has been shown. Blacks and asians are prone to keloids. Consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist.: Be prepared to report about how many injections delivered exactly how, name of injected material, dose. ...Read more
Can steroid injections on new keloids trigger the return of old ones that had flattened naturally years before. If yes, what to do?
Not typically: Any new injury may trigger keloid recurrence but steroid injection do not typically do this. ...Read more
Yep: Scars are living tissue, and they need to be maintained. Kenalog (triamcinolone) can help reduce even mature scars, if it can tip the balance of collagen formation more toward removal and away from building up. Topical silicone sheeting can also work on mature scars. Topical gels have been studied on new scars, but not as much on mature scars. ...Read more
My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that i've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably wont develop keloids?
Keloids: Keloids can be injected with corticosteriods, but you may ask your physician if they recommend silicone sheets that are being used for scars too. They are placed daily over the scars and left over the area to soften them. Fresh sheets are applied over and over until they flatten down. ...Read more
Horrible disease: Keloids are terrible tumors which tend to spill out over the edges of the wound. They are usually found in blacks but are also seen in other ethnic people. Removing them can cause them to return and worsen. There are some techniques which may work, but the success rate is low. Surgery and injections are the only 2 methods that I am aware of. Most injections don't work but don't make things worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keloid scar: Silicon patch top application is one of the very effective ways to treat. ...Read more
Are cortisone injections for my keloid scars safe because i'm worried that it may stunt my growth.
Steroid Injxn - Scar: Corticosteroids are injected in very small doses directly in to the scar, where they alter collagen metabolism. There are no systemic effects. Steroid injections work better for hypertrophic scars, and are not as effective for keloid scars. Keloids are usually better treated with surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recieved overdose of steroid injection into keloid and now there is discoloration on the skin should I be worried ? Will it return to normal ?
Irritation: If you have irritation over the counter cortisone may help. ...Read more