What is keloid?


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.

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.