What would be the appropriate amount of time to uses Kenalog 40/Cortisone injection for excess scar tissue & neuroma removed from the Upper Lip? Lip is still raised and firm in certain part under nostril and along the Philtrum. I have been massaging for a solid 1 and half months. It’s been 2 and half months to date since surgery. Thank you.
Kenalog 40 Injection?
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Scarring can be improved with Kenalog and vascular pulsed dye laser
I would use a less potent Kenalog and couple the injections with vascular laser to reduce scarring and inflammation.
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If the scar is truly hypertrophic, then kenalog can help in the healing of the scar and it is better to have this done sooner rather than later. I would return to your surgeon to have the scar evaluated and if it is hypertrophic, then it should be able to be treated with kenalog now, at two and a half months after your surgery.
Some doctors start with lower concentrations ie 10 or 20 injected on a monthly basis and only increase to 40 if the lower concentations do not work. Side effects include-thinning of skin, increase blood vessels and lightening of the color of your skin.