Treatments

Cortisone injections

Overview

Many people suffer from abnormal scar tissue, which has formed after trauma to the skin.

Steroid therapy is a procedure involving the injection of a steroid into abnormal scar tissue, with the aim of improving its appearance and reducing symptoms. Intralesional steroid injections can help fade, soften and then shrink hard scars.

Can be used in the treatment of:
  • Keloid scarring
  • Hypertrophic scarring
FAQ’s

What are cortisone injections?

Cortisone is a type of corticosteroid that can help relieve inflammation, reduce redness and relieve scarring. Cortisone is naturally produced in your body by your adrenal gland although often in small amounts. Corticosteroids can be taken orally, injected or applied topically – but have the most immediate and greatest affect when injected. Cortisone injections have become a popular non-surgical solution to treating scars.

 

How do they work?

Cortisone injections are administered directly into the epidermis of the affected area by a Nurse Injector, and the entire procedure takes a matter of minutes. Cortisone injections can be administered to almost any area on the body and/or face.  The effects of cortisone injections are usually felt rapidly and can last months and in some cases are permanent.

 

How many treatments will I need?

The answer depends on the individual – depending on the severity of the scar and the response to the first treatment. Our Nurse Injector will review your scarring 4-6 week after your first treatment and determine if you need subsequent treatment.

 

Can it be done alongside other treatments?

Treatments such as Dermapen skin needling, Infini mirco-needling with radio frequency and laser resurfacing are all popular treatments and can be used alongside the cortisone injections.

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