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Scar Steroid Injection

Aesthetics & Medical

We know time heals all wounds, but what about the scars left behind? Scars are a part of the natural healing process of the body. Raised scars, also called hypertrophic or keloid scars, result from excessive collagen formation after any skin injury, such as acne, piercings, incisions, or burns. They can be found anywhere on the body, but most commonly occur on the back, chest, and upper arms.

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Raised scars can be treated with a steroid injection that is placed directly into the scar and lasts for several weeks. The steroid flattens the raised tissue by breaking down excess collagen in the treated area. Because steroids are anti-inflammatory, the scar injections also ease the itching, redness, and burning sensations of the scar. A series of treatments with ongoing medical assessment by a doctor and nurse is recommended, with most patients noticing improvement in symptoms after one treatment.

Benefits of Scar Steroid Injection

+ Quick and easy injection
+ Thinning of scar tissue


+ Hypertrophic scars
+ Keloid scars

Treatments Needed


Results In

1-6 months

Results lasts


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No. Because such a small dose of the steroid is injected, the medication stays localized to the treatment site, meaning it will not have any systemic effects.

Most patients notice a decrease in scar thickness and itching symptoms after just one injection, with gradual improvement over time with consistent treatments. It usually takes about 3-6 treatments to see a significant flattening of the scar.

It is best to wait until the scar has completely healed after the damage has taken place, which can take as little as 3 or as long as 18 months in some individuals, depending on the severity of the scar.

It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin! We recommend adding skincare products to help skin cell turnover and collagen production in your early 20s to sustain healthy, rejuvenated skin.

On average, we will see noticeable, long-term results at or around week 12 with consistent use of your medical-grade skincare products.

The injection itself may cause some discomfort, but local anesthesia is often used to minimize pain during the procedure. After the injection, some individuals may experience mild soreness or a temporary increase in pain at the injection site.