Keloids are a type of scar that tend to keep growing. It is usually in the form of a raised area of skin with a smooth top and a pink or purple color. They are sometimes called keloid scars. They most normally do not go away without treatment.
Keloid scar removal can be attempted in many ways. An injection of a steroid is one way doctors try for keloid scar removal. They are a safe and nearly painless way to treat a keloid. Steroid injections are usually given about once a month, but possibly longer. The steroid causes the keloid to flatten, but have the set back of possibly making their color darken. Steroid injections do help, but they may also leave a rough surface after treatment.
Another treatment used for keloid scar removal is a laser treatment. The laser can make the keloid flatter and less red, thus making it less visible. The laser treatments are generally safe, but some people are not candidates for it. Those would include people with any type of skin disorder such as cystic acne, dermatitis or psoriasis. Certain medications you take may not allow you to receive laser treatment. The procedure for keloid scar removal using a laser is generally not painful and is safe. You may have to undergo more then one treatment to get the maximum benefit. Laser treatment for keloid scar removal is more expensive then getting injections of steroids, but the benefits may outweigh the extra cost.
Another keloid scar removal treatment is surgery. This is the most expensive type of treatment, and with any surgery, there are a few risks, such as infection at the surgery site. The treatment for keloids by surgery is less sought after because it isn’t always beneficial and may even cause another keloid to present itself, or make the current keloid even larger if it comes back after surgery. You may be offered the choice of having radiation done after the surgery to further the benefits, or your surgeon may inject the site with steroids.
Kenalog(steroid) is injected into acne or pimples and this helps in repressing the activity in the body which causes infection, redness and swelling. This procedure helps to solve the problem instantly. Kenalog injection for acne treats acne well at that time, but there are some minor side effects of it like stretch marks, redness, itching, peeling of skin and thinning of skin. But, excessive use of it can bring much trouble for you. It can lead to blurred vision, weight gain, fatigue and insomnia.
What does it do?
Steroids can dramatically reduce inflammation and hasten healing. With cystic acne lesions in particular, healing usually begins immediately.
What are the side effects?
Most notably, a cortisone injection can produce atrophy of the fatty tissue surrounding the injection. The injection area can end up looking sunken or depressed. This atrophy is temporary, but can take several months to return to normal.A kenalog shot can be somewhat painful, but you can use a local anesthetic to numb the area before the shot if desired.
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