How do steroid injections help improve prominent scarring?

Steroid injections act by decreasing any inflammation within the scar. It is the inflammation within the scar that produces the lumpiness and prominence of the scar by reducing the inflammation as the scarring is slightly to be improved.

We generally recommend that certain injections are performed every 6 weeks until the scars have settled down adequately and are flat and non-itchy.

It is important not to continue treating the scar with steroid injections once it becomes flat as they can actually make it lower than the surrounding skin which is difficult to treat.

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