Scar tissue is formed when the body repairs damaged tissue after an injury. It grows as a collection of cells and collagen that covers the injury site. Scar tissue presents in a variety of ways, with the most common being as a keloid or hypertrophic scar.
- Keloids are raised, often hard patches of scar tissue that most commonly appear on the upper chest, shoulders, and upper back. These scars are caused by injury or irritation to the lower layers of the skin and grow and spread into the surrounding normal skin. These injuries to the lower layer of the skin can occur from everyday sources such as insect bites, vaccinations, piercings, tattoos, or more severe injuries like burns, cuts, and surgery. Raised scars may not be immediately apparent and could appear several months after an injury.
- Hypertrophic scars are the most common form of scar tissue that usually appear after surgery. Hypertrophic scars are usually raised and maintain the shape of the original injury. Sometimes these scars are able to fade with time.
Both types of scars can be treated with Kenalog Scar Treatment which is a corticosteroid injection of triamcinolone to reduce the inflammation in the underlying injured skin. 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.
Kenalog Scar Treatment requires a series of treatments done several weeks apart, depending on the type and severity of scar being treated. The total number of injections needed will be determined on a case-by-case basis by your treatment provider. 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.
No matter the cause of the changes in your skin, at Orlando Skincare Solutions, we understand the need to always look your best. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve the skin you have always wanted with minimal pain and downtime. If Kenalog Scar Treatment sounds like it might improve your quality of life, it is time to book a consultation.