Steroid Injection

類固醇注射 類固醇注射 蟹足腫 類固醇注射疤痕 治療肥大性疤痕 打類固醇針皮膚

What is a Steroid Injection?

A steroid injection is a medical procedure where a doctor injects steroid medication directly into a specific area of the body.

How does a Steroid Injection work?

The working principle of a steroid injection is to reduce inflammation, thereby decreasing tissue swelling and pressure, which helps to alleviate pain and discomfort. Steroids can also inhibit the overproduction of collagen, which is especially important in the treatment of keloid scars.

What is Steroid Injection best suitable for?

Steroid injections are particularly suitable for treating certain types of scars, such as keloid scars.

What to expect during treatment?

The doctor will inject steroid medication into the scar, and the process takes only about 5 minutes.

What are the treatment areas?

Areas that can be treated with steroid injections include scars (such as keloids).

Is the treatment painful?

There may be some pain in the treatment process during the injection of the medication into the scar tissue.

How many sessions are needed to see results?

The treatment course usually involves steroid injections every three to four weeks, and patients may need multiple treatments to see noticeable effects. The number of treatments depends on the individual’s response and the size and thickness of the keloid.

How soon can I see results from?

Effects from the treatment may gradually appear over several weeks to several months.

What to avoid after the treatment?

After treatment, patients should avoid overusing or compressing the treated area to prevent potential spreading of the steroid medication or causing tissue damage.

Are there any side effects?

  • Pain or discomfort over the treatment site, usually subsided within a day or two
  • Depressed scar because of overreaction towards the injected medication
  • Telangiectasia over the injected sites
  • Recurrence, and thus the need for further treatments
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