Kenacort (triamcinolone acetonic) injections are commonly utilised to treat keloids. It is a safe method that does not cause much pain as a local anaesthetic (lidocaine) is mixed into the injection in order to numb the skin. Keloids are pathological scars presenting as nodular firm lesions that extend beyond the area of injury.
Several sessions, approximately 3-4, are needed in order to flatten the keloid, although this may vary depending on the keloid size, how well you react to the treatment or even genetics. The keloid injection helps keloid to shrink and reduce in size. The first injection tends to relieve symptoms and make the keloid feel softer. Keloid injection is a safe procedure. However, it may give a mild discomfort during the procedure as it involves an injection.
Other than reducing the size and improve the appearance of the keloids itself, Triamcinolone injections help to:
As a result of injury to the tissue, scars tend to form as part of the natural repair process of the body. When this process does not go to plan, unsightly scars will form. The formation of keloids is due to the excessive production of collagen by the skin in response to injury and is arranged haphazardly into various shapes and forms. Keloids can sometimes be itchy and pain where it may cause discomfort to the patients. Triamcinolone will be injected directly into a keloid to break the bonds between collagen fibers, which reduces the amount of scar tissue beneath the skin.
Patients may experience thinning or sunken skin at the site of injection which may subside after a few hours.
It may cause some redness, scabbing or swelling of the skin but this is a minor side effect and should subside within a few days of treatment.
There is no downtime related to keloid scar removal. Patients can immediately resume their daily activities once the injection is done. Gently massaging the scar may help in breaking up scar tissue and improve the effectiveness of the injections.
Cost for a keloid injection will highly depend on the size and location of your keloid. It is estimated to cost ranges of RM 150 to RM 500 per session. The injection may cause minimal pain towards patients but bearable. Finding credible and trained doctors may help you reduce the pain throughout the procedure and also to avoid any inconvenience situation.
At Premier Clinic the cost of keloid injection treatment around RM 180 onwards. Our doctor will specifically design and measure how much treatment or session needed. Even though keloids are hard and tricky to cure, keloid injection treatment may help to reduce symptoms like pain and itch.
Keep in mind that no matter the method used to treat keloids, once they occur, they have a very high chance of returning. Patients are advised to consult first with your doctors or healthcare provider before going for any keloid removal, reducer or keloid laser treatment. There are numbers of keloid treatment available that may be used depending on the size and location of the keloid. Do come and visit us to understand better about keloids and how to treat it with proper care.
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Keloid scar treatment takes up to 15 minutes depending on the size and appearance of keloids. The number of sessions needed also can vary from one individual to individual. Each session of injection can be done in between 2 to 3 weeks intervals.
Keloid can occur and appear anywhere on the body. However, they occur most often on the chest, upper back, shoulders and earlobes. Based on the previous study on keloid, it may happen between the ages of 10 and 40 years of age and may be caused by unknown factors.
This injection contains a corticosteroid, which is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It is also not suitable to take for women who are breastfeeding where it could suppress growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production or cause other unwanted effects.