NON SURGICAL SKIN TREATMENT

STEROID INJECTIONS

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Steroid injections are now commonplace in aesthetic medicine to help prevent and manage scarring. Pre-surgical steroid injections may prevent the formation of a hypertrophic or keloid scar. Post-surgical steroid injections can help to minimise scars by breaking down collagen bonds in scar tissue.

We recognise that prominent, poorly healed scars can have an impact on how you feel about your appearance, especially if they are on your face or hands. Our specialists provide noninvasive scar reduction procedures and, in some cases, can prevent a surgical site from developing a hypertrophic scar or keloid.

AT A GLANCE

DETAILS ABOUT THE TREATMENT

DO STEROID INJECTIONS HAVE THE SAME SIDE EFFECT AS STEROID TABLETS?


Steroid injections can treat inflammation in a very localised area without being absorbed in significant amounts into the bloodstream. This minimises the risk of inflammation.

WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED WITH STEROID INJECTIONS?


Post trauma to reduce scar, active inflammatory skin conditions.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?


15 - 30 minutes

IS ANAESTHETIC REQUIRED?


Often anaesthetic cream is used on the skin, and local anaesthetic mixed with steroid in the injection.

WHY FACE RESTORATION?

FEATURES, ADVANTAGES, & BENEFITS FOR OUR PATIENTS

FaceRestoration offers intralesional steroid injections for elevated and atypical scar types. Steroid injections are appropriate for keloid and hypertrophic scar forms, as well as other skin disorders.

Our surgeons at FaceRestoration have pioneered approaches to minimise scarring with their Scars-less TM approach and published medical papers practical approaches for surgeons to reduce and prevent scarring.

What is a keloid scar?

A keloid scar is a tissue overgrowth that occurs when too much collagen is formed at the site of an injury or surgery scar.

Even after the wound has healed, the scar continues to develop.

Keloid scars are elevated above the skin and might be pink, red, the same colour as the surrounding skin, or deeper in colour. They’re frequently irritating or itchy, and if they’re tight and close to a joint, they may limit movement.

What is a hypertrophic scar?

Hypertrophic scars, like keloid scars, are caused by an excess of collagen being formed at the site of a lesion.

Hypertrophic scars, unlike keloid scars, do not expand beyond the original wound’s perimeter. They may thicken for up to 6 months before progressively improving over the course of a few years.

Steroid injections help to decrease the inflammation and break down excess collagen in the scar tissue itself.

Will my scars completely disappear?

Unfortunately scars are a natural part of the healing process. A course of steroid injections may improve the appearance of previous scarring and is useful in scar management. At FaceRestoration we use the Scars-less™️ programme on our patients to prevent scarring and promote effective, fast healing.

TREATMENT PRICES

ALWAYS FAIR AND ALWAYS CLEAR

PRICES FROM

£450

AIM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC FOLLOW UP

Provide an objective record of your concerns and treatment journey.

TIME
TAKEN

15 minutes for 3D imaging and VISIA skin analysis

WILL MY PHOTOS BE SHARED?

No, unless you give full consent for this.

CAN I HAVE A COPY OF MY PHOTOS?

Yes, our Consultant surgeons provide you with your photos for your future reference

WHY FACE RESTORATION?

FEATURES, ADVANTAGES, & BENEFITS FOR OUR PATIENTS

At FaceRestoration, you will visit our luxurious London clinics, where you will receive a comprehensive assessment of your skin or eye condition and, where possible, same-day excision, biopsies, and other treatments should you need them.

Depending on your skin or eye condition, we will photograph and review your progress with follow-up appointments at regular intervals. If you have a concern or change in your situation at any point, you can contact us for an urgent assessment. Previous clinical photography will help us to understand and identify causes of concern and source the correct treatments as soon as possible.

TREATMENT PRICES

ALWAYS FAIR AND ALWAYS CLEAR

PRICES FROM

Included in all new appointments

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YOUR CONSULTATION

We will then discuss with you your symptoms and advise you on how best to proceed with helpful guidance on treatments through our expert knowledge and training.

TREATMENT & AFTERCARE

Once an appointment has been arranged, we will then begin treatment and support you along the process, including specialised aftercare.