Do Steroid (Cortisone) Shots Eliminate/or Help to Greatly Reduce Redness in Scars.

Do Steroid (Cortisone) Shots Eliminate/or Help to Greatly Reduce Redness in Scars.

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Redness of Scar Best Treated with Vascular Lasers

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The Redness of Scars is Best Treated with Vascular Lasers, such as the pulse dye laser. The IPL sources (green spectrum) are also helpful. 


Miami Dermatologic Surgeon
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Pulsed dye scar laser (PDSL) for scars

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Redness and inflammation are an important part of scar formation.  To treat, I use a combination of IIT and pulsed dye scar laser. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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No, steroid shots do not help reduce redness in scars.

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Steroid shots (intralesional steroid injections) are useful in keloids, and hypertrophic scars to reduce scar bulk and also improve symptoms like itching and irritation to a small extent. 

Redness in a scar,alone, is not a reason to consider injecting steroids into it.

 

Renita Lourdhurajan, MD, DNB
India Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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