intralesional injection- keloids, scars, Contractures

The wound healing process may occur differently for each person. In some cases, the body may react differently by developing abnormal tissues, which may come in the form of keloids, hypertrophic scars, or scar contractures. While treatment plans may vary per patient, the general procedure starts with a consultation and is followed by an Intralesional Injection to deliver medicine into the targeted skin lesion in the body. Get in touch with Narooma Medical Centre today and we’ll be happy to guide you on the best treatment for your condition.

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Intralesional Injections can be used for a variety of skin disorders, such as vitiligo, alopecia, and psoriasis. Their anti-inflammatory and healing properties also make them suitable treatment options for hypertrophic scars, keloids, and contractures.

Incidence of Keloids, Scars, and Contractures

Keloids, Scars, and Contractures are commonly a result of problems that occur in physiologic wound healing and may cause lesions in the dermis. Excessive scarring often arises from procedures like elective and trauma operations and can lead to physiological and psychological consequences for the patient. As such, surgical incisions have to be precisely planned and thought out to prevent the occurrence of such contractures. Scar contractures often come from large open wounds, while hypertrophic scars come from an abnormal response to an injury or trauma. Keloids, on the other hand, begin as hypertrophic scars and gradually extend to other areas. Thus, the two may often be challenging to differentiate and distinguish from one another.

Incidence of Keloids, Scars, and Contractures

Intralesional Therapy

An Intralesional Injection is considered the standard treatment for most skin diseases or conditions. It is designed to deliver a specific concentration of a specific medicine to the area where the skin lesion is found to promote healing while minimising harmful side effects. Corticosteroids like triamcinolone acetonide are commonly used for this type of injection to treat the scarred area. Depending on the type, location, and size of your lesion or your overall situation, the dosage of the medicine used for the injection will vary. Triamcinolone acetonide is typically available in 10mg/mL, which is ideal for hypertrophic scars with moderate thickness, or 40mg/mL used for large keloid scars. Getting the right injection dose is important to treat your condition properly, so before you can get any injection, your doctor must first examine your skin condition and view your medical history to check for contraindications. Intralesional injections are not suitable for patients with allergy to the corticosteroid and should not be administered in areas with active skin infections.

Intralesional Therapy

Consult with Your Doctor Today

Excessive scarring requires a professional treatment plan, making it important to work with your doctor to learn about your options and decide on the best course of action. Visit Narooma Medical Centre today to find a skin doctor who can get you started with the treatment. Our doctors are equipped with adequate knowledge and skills to help examine your condition and determine the best possible treatment. Rest assured; we are committed to providing nothing short of quality service. Do not hesitate to visit our medical centre to meet our team and learn more about what we have to offer. Call us on 0244765588 / 0424204562

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