Improves scar appearance and reduces itch and pain symptoms
Steroids are extremely helpful in the treatment of hypertrophic and keloidal scarring in order to reduce the ‘bulk’ of the scar and in turn flatten the appearance and soften the scar tissue. Steroid treatment for scarring also helps to reduce symptoms such as itch and pain in hypertrophic / keloid scarring.
Steroid for scar treatment can be offered in one of three ways at The London Scar Clinic, via injection, tape or as part of a laser treatment course.
Steroid injection treatment is often administered as a course to take place typically every 3-6 weeks for a period of time determined subject to the scar characteristics. Steroid tapes can be worn continuously for a prescribed timeframe and a good alternative for those with needle phobias provided their scars are not extremely bulky.
Laser assisted steroid delivery is the most modern treatment of administration and involves either the injection or topical application of a steroid solution to a scar immediately after the laser has been used to the scar.