Steroid Injections for Raised Scar?
- Asked by Lia in Jersey in 07646
- 4 years ago
I had permanent make-up injected into a scar on my cheek to give it some color. It was a disaster. It was too dark and in the wrong spot. So, I've been getting laser treatments to remove it. The scar was flat at the beginning of the laser treatments, and after a year of treatments, it is slightly raised.
Can a steroid/cortisone injection help decrease it or will it make it sink in and be like a chicken pock scar indented?
Dilute intralesional steroids for gradual scar flattening
A dilute injection of triamcinolone will flatten the scar a little bit per session. The effect is proportional to the dosage. One or two sessions of this diluted product, at monthly intervals, should be adequate.
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