Intralesional injections for keloid scars have been a treatment option in use since the 1960s. Hypertrophic and keloid scars are the two types of scarring commonly treated using this method. If you experience either of these types of scars, please contact YourDerm.Ca in Calgary, AB for a consultation to find out how this treatment option can help improve your complexion!
How Does It Work?
Intralesional injections for keloid scars work by lessening the inflammatory period of a healing wound, and it minimizes collagen creation. The body naturally forms collagen around a wound to aid in the healing process. When too much collagen is produced, it can cause a raised scar to form. Intralesional injections for keloid scars inhibit this collagen formation from occurring and reduces the appearance of keloid scarring.
What Are The Benefits?
A variety of conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed can see a marked difference in appearance by using intralesional injections for keloid scars. The injections contain corticosteroids, and the concentration amount can vary depending on your treatment plan.
The benefits of intralesional injections for keloid scars are unlike those of topical steroids. Instead, they are injected into the affected area, directly treating dermal inflammation. This method of treatment offers the benefit of:
- Delivering medication directly to the affected site
- Reducing epidermal atrophy, or thinning of the surface layer of skin
- Avoiding the thickened outermost layer of the epidermis
What You Can Expect During Treatment
The affected site is cleaned with an antiseptic or rubbing alcohol prior to the injection. The injection is made directly into the treated area. An optimal treatment plan can be created to enhance your results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Intralesional Injections for Keloid Scars?
There are many skin conditions treated with Intralesional Injections. These include:
- Granuloma annulare
- Cutaneous sarcoidosis
- Discoid lupus erythematosus
- Hypertrophic lichen planus
- Lichen simplex chronicus
- Keloids/hypertrophic scars
- Small infantile hemangiomas
- Necrobiosis lipoidica
- Alopecia areata
- Acne cysts
- Localized inflammatory diseases of the skin
What Are The Results?
Intralesional injections for keloid scar treatment causes a reduction in the appearance of hypertrophic and keloid scarring. This method works directly on affected areas, delivering powerful healing toward treated scars and inflammatory skin conditions.
Would you like to learn more about this treatment? Contact us at YourDerm.Ca today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping your skin be the best it can be!