What Is Kenalog Scar Treatment?

Do you have raised scars? Did you know they can be treated? Kenalog Scar Treatment is a specially formulated anti-inflammatory injection that can be used to significantly improve raised scars, including injury scars, surgical scars, hypertrophic scars, and keloids.

 

Raised scars—or hypertrophic scars and keloids—are caused from injury and irritation of the lower layers of your skin. These injuries can range from seemingly harmless sources, such as insect bites, vaccinations, skin piercings, and tattoos, to more severe injuries, including burns, cuts, and surgery. Raised scarring may appear several months after an injury.

 

Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that are about the same shape as the original injury (a), and keloids are scars that grow and spread into the surrounding normal skin (b).

hypertrophic and keloid scars

 

Kenalog Scar Treatment (active ingredient: triamcinolone) is an injection that reduces inflammation of your raised scars. The medication causes the scar to flatten and allows dark scars to lighten in some cases. Kenalog is a common non-surgical option for the treatment of these types of scars.

 

The treatments are normally given every few weeks, depending on the scar. Improvement of the scar is usually seen a few weeks after the first injection, although some softening of the scar tissue might be noticed within a few days.

 

The total number of injections needed will be determined on a case-by-case basis by your treatment provider.

 

If you think you have a hypertrophic or keloid scar, we are here to help. Schedule a consultation with one of our treatment providers to discuss possible treatment options.

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