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Steroid Injection For Scarring

Steroid Injection for Scarring treats and reduces scar tissue.

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Steroid Injection For Scarring

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Cost of a Steroid Injection For Scarring

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Insurance Coverage for a Steroid Injection For Scarring

Insurance Coverage

The cost of Steroid Injection For Scarring may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a steroid injection for scarring?

A steroid injection for scarring is a treatment that involves injecting a corticosteroid directly into a hypertrophic or keloid scar to reduce inflammation and slow down collagen production, thereby reducing the size and appearance of the scar.

When is this treatment recommended?

This treatment is recommended when scars cause physical discomfort, functional impairment, or significant cosmetic concern.

What are the costs associated with this treatment?

The cost of steroid injections for scarring varies depending on the size and location of the scar, but generally, it ranges from £100 to £500 per session in the UK.

Is this treatment covered by insurance?

Insurance coverage for steroid injections for scarring varies depending on the policy and the medical necessity of the treatment. Self-pay options are also available.

Further Information

Condition Related Concerns

Hypertrophic and keloid scars can cause discomfort, itching, pain, and functional impairment. They can also lead to significant cosmetic concerns, impacting a person's self-esteem and quality of life.

Causes of the Condition

These types of scars occur when the body overproduces collagen during the healing process after an injury. Certain factors, such as genetics and the location of the injury, can increase the risk of developing hypertrophic or keloid scars.

Treatment Approaches

Treatment options for hypertrophic and keloid scars include surgical revision, laser treatments, dermabrasion, and steroid injections. Steroid injections are a non-surgical option that can reduce the height and volume of the scar, decrease pain and itching, and improve the appearance of the scar.

Service Overview

Steroid injections for scarring involve injecting a corticosteroid directly into the scar. This treatment reduces inflammation and slows down collagen production, leading to a reduction in the size and appearance of the scar. The injections may be repeated monthly for a few months while the lesions are active.

Step-by-Step Guide to the Treatment

The treatment begins with the healthcare provider cleaning the area and then injecting the corticosteroid directly into the scar. The injections may cause some discomfort, but this is usually temporary. After the treatment, patients may experience some redness and swelling at the injection site, but these side effects typically subside within a few days. The injections may be repeated monthly for a few months while the lesions are active. It's important to follow the healthcare provider's aftercare instructions to ensure a speedy recovery.

References

  1. DermNet NZ. (2023). Intralesional steroid injection. [online] Available at: https://dermnetnz.org/topics/intralesional-steroid-injection
  2. NYU Langone Health. (2023). Medical Treatment for Scars & Keloids. [online] Available at: https://nyulangone.org/conditions/scars-keloids/treatments/medical-treatment-for-scars-keloids
  3. Medsafe. (2023). NZ Datasheet Template. [online] Available at: https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datasheet/d/Depomedrolliginj.pdf
  4. NC Medicaid. (2023). Medicaid Keloid Excision and Scar Revision Clinical Coverage Policy No. [online] Available at: https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/1-o-3-keloid-excision-and-scar-revision-0/download
  5. PMC - NCBI. (2017). Hypertrophic scarring: the greatest unmet challenge following burn injury. [online] Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5380137/

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