Can kenalog injection be used to treat strip scar camouflaged using FUE?

My strip scar is elevated, and I plan to fix it with kenalog injection. However, I fear cortisone injection can cause loss of transplanted hair on the scar.

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Kenalog and scars

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Yes, a series of Kenalog injections can reduce the strip scars if they are hypertrophic or keloid.   There might be a possibility that the steroid my result in loss of graphs all be it a small possibility. 


Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Kenalog injection is a corticosteroid injection. It does not make the width of the scar smaller. It is used to flatten

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Kenalog injection is a corticosteroid injection.  It does not make the width of the scar smaller.  It is used to flatten raised scars.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Kenalog for raised scars

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Kenalog can sometimes trigger a telogen effluvium or shedding of hairs but it is not common. The main effective is to flatten the scar. 

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

Use of Kenelog

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The use f Kenelog on elevated scars can reduce the elevation. It often takes multiple injections over months separation, It should not impact the FUE grafts in the scar, but that is nevertheless a risk

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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