Cortisone Injections

If you’ve been suffering from keloid scarring for too long, it’s time to consider cortisone injections. This powerful anti-inflammatory solution can help reduce both the pain and appearance of keloid scars.*

 

*Individual results may vary

 

 Improves appearance of keloid scarring*
 Powerful anti-inflammatory effect*
 May cause mild discomfort
 Not suitable for those with corticosteroid allergies

 

*Individual results may vary

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are cortisone injections for keloid scarring?

Cortisone injections have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on pain and swelling.*

 

Often combined with treatments such as silicone gel sheeting, steroid tape, Stratacel or Strataderm, cortisone injections effectively treat inflammation at the source – reducing the appearance of scars.*

 

*Individual results may vary

How does it work?

After cleaning the site of your keloid scar, our trained medical practitioner will use a fine needle to inject cortisone directly into the skin to reduce scarring.*

 

*Individual results may vary

Who is it for?

If your keloid scars cause you pain and distress, cortisone injections may be for you.

 

However, the treatment may not be suited to everyone – especially those with an allergy to corticosteroids. That’s why we’ll take a full medical history to establish your best treatment options.

What are the side-effects?

At Instant Laser Clinic, our cortisone injections have been 100% verified for safe use. When administered by one of our fully trained medical professionals, the risks are minimal.

 

You may experience mild discomfort during treatment, but anaesthetic is usually not required. That said, some patients do experience the following side-effects following treatment:

• Pain, bleeding and bruising
• Allergic contact dermatitis
• Impaired wound healing

What are the risks?

Although rare, complications resulting from cortisone injections include:

• Joint infection
• Nerve damage
• Thinning of skin and soft tissue around the injection site
• Temporary flare of pain and inflammation in the joint
• Tendon weakening or rupture
• Thinning of nearby bone
• Whitening or lightening of the skin around the injection site
• Death of nearby bone
• Temporary increase in blood sugar

How many treatments will I need?

A course of 1-4 cortisone injections spaced one month apart has been found to be the most successful treatment for small and large keloid scarring.*

 

*Individual results may vary

How much does it cost?

Starts from $150 per lesion and up, depending on the size and number of keloid lesions.

*Disclaimer: All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients from Instant Laser Clinic. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken. Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.

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