Keloid Injection

A keloid is an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue that forms at the site of cutaneous injury (eg, on the site of a surgical incision or trauma); it does not regress and grows beyond the original margins of the scar. One effective way to remove those keloids is by using intralesional steroid injections which able to make skin feel smoother and flatter. This procedure sometimes is used as a combination with other therapy such as surgery.

The B vitamins are necessary to:

  • Support and increase the rate of metabolism
  • Maintain healthy skin, hair and muscle tone
  • Enhance immune and nervous system function
  • Promote cell growth and division, including that of the red blood cells that help prevent anemia

All B vitamins are water-soluble, and are dispersed throughout the body.

Recommended Dosage

A series of injections is required to treat keloids. These may be given every three weeks, although some patients with keloids may receive them every two weeks or up to six weeks apart.

Method

Using a fine needle, the steroid is injected intralesional in dermal layer.

Is there any side effect?

Adverse effects of corticosteroid injections include atrophy of the skin or subcutaneous tissue, hypopigmentation, telangiectasia (small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin) and systemic reaction.