Steroid Injections (for Keloid Scarring)

Keloid scars are the highly visible, exaggerated scars that some people are predisposed to. They can be common result of acne and can also develop after surgery, burns, chickenpox, piercings, a major skin trauma or appear even if there’s no obvious damage to the skin at all.

These bumps are shiny and hairless, feel hard and rubbery and commonly occur on the upper chest and shoulders or in people with darker skin, in the beard area and on the scalp. Many sufferers find the condition very distressing, affecting their confidence in a deep way.

Although scientists are still not quite sure what causes keloid scarring, they can be hereditary and are most likely to develop in people under 30. Although they are not dangerous, they can be itchy and tender or even painful to touch.

Here at the Cooden Medical Group we can successfully remove keloid scars with a series of steroid injections, given every 2-6 weeks until improvement is seen.

We use Steroid Injections for correcting the following issues:

  • Scars

Keloid scarring as this can be such a debilitating problem. We view each case individually and we do our best to ensure the highest chance of improvement.

Dr K Dickinson
Dr Katherine Dickinson

Treatment Summary

Recommended Age Range 20+
Treatments Required A course of 2-3
Procedure Time 15 minutes
Anaesthetic No
Discomfort Minimal
Downtime No
Results Appear 3-6 weeks
Results Last On-going
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  • How long is the down time?

    None, you can get back to normal activities pretty much straight away.

    What results can I expect?

    The treatment will effectively flatten out and fade the keloid scar to better match the colour of the surrounding skin.

    How soon will I see the results?

    You should notice an improvement within two to three weeks.

    How long does the treatment take?

    Steroid treatment takes around 15 to 30 minutes per session.

    Are there any side effects?

    Occasionally, steroid treatment can cause a network of surface veins to develop or lightening or thinning of the surrounding skin.

  • Prices for Steroid Injections start from £300 for Keloid Scarring

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