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Cortisone Injection for Hypertrophic Scars?

Is cortisone injection good for 8 year old hypertrophic scars?

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Not likely.

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Hello,

Steroid injections tend to help raised or itchy scars improve early on, but so many yearsout it will unlikely provide much benefit.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD


Orange Plastic Surgeon
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Cortisone for scars

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Cortisone is one of many options for hypertrophic scars. It helps to flatten and soften such scars but can only be used in limited quantity and attempts as it can also lead to skin breakdown. I would advise you to see a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.

Elan B. Singer, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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