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Is Keloid Injection Cost on a Per-keloid Basis or Per-appointment Basis?

I have several keloids in a cluster on my chest. I've been trying Cordran tape, but it's such a hassle and hasn't been working very quickly at all. Would the injections be $50+ per keloid or just per injection appointment?

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Keloid injection cost

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Keloid injections work well to ease the inflammation associated with a keloid scar.  Our office charges per appointment and amount of medicine used rather than by the number of keloids.

Web reference: http://surgery90210.com/cosmetic-dermatology/39/keloid-surgery.aspx

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Injections of steroid and 5-FU very effective for keloids

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Keloid injections are typically charged by session not on a per keloid basis. If insurance is paying for your keloid injections, then there are 2 different charge codes that are submitted based on whether less than seven where injected or greater than 7 areas injected. Typical charges are $50-100 per session not per keloid.

Injection with a combination of steroid and 5-fluorouracil can be very effective without the side effects of skin thinning and lightening that can be seen with high concentration steroid alone.

Charlotte Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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