Intralesional injection- keloids, scars, Contractures

If you have a skin lesion, it is not mere vanity to want to get rid of it but a necessity. For example, lesions like Keloids can grow really big and become annoyingly itchy and painful. Should you have an unsightly lesion that affects your self-esteem, you must seek help from a qualified dermatologist. Leaving the lesion unattended can affect your emotional and mental well-being.

Thankfully, you can count on caring and certified Forum Medical Centre professionals to administer Intralesional Injection on your dermis so you can get rid of any unsightly scars, marks, and other elements in your skin. After all, every human being would love to have healthy, glowing skin.

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What is This Injection?

An Intralesional injection refers to a direct injection of a therapeutic substance into a skin lesion. Typically, the substance injected is a corticosteroid that minimizes swelling, redness, and inflammation.

Here, this lesion can be mean hypertrophic scars like Keloids or thickening of the skin after a trauma, like surgery. Other lesions are immunologic disorders like psoriasis (excess skin flaking), alopecia (a form of hair loss), or vitiligo (skin losing pigment). Lesions can also be simple cystic acne (deep red pimples), granuloma (bumps), etc

. This therapy is also highly beneficial for Contractures or skin tightening. This commonly occurs after a major burn because the skin pulls together as it heals. It must be treated immediately because the contracted skin can cause a movement impediment in the burn area.

What is This Injection?

How Is It Administered?

This injection is directly administered by a dermatologist or skin doctor. It can also be injected by a nurse under the directives of the doctor. You must seek help from a certified dermatologist to get the proper treatment dose. There is no need for a hospital stay, and the injection can be given in a normal outpatient clinic or facility.

If you are dealing with Contractures, the derma will determine how many milligrams of medicine you need and how many injection treatments are necessary to reduce the scarring and inflammation. Usually, if you need several treatments to address your skin problem, it will be spaced out by weeks. The most common solution prepared for the injection is called triamcinolone acetonide. You may also hear it called “intralesional triamcinolone.

” A small injection containing the steroid solution is directly injected into the skin lesion. At times, they have to go deeper and aim below the skin to significantly improve their appearance. The derma may or may not put a local topical anesthetic to help alleviate pain. With this injection dose, any pain, itchiness, or swelling associated with the skin lesions is minimized.

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Final Wrap Up

Some people will say that a skin problem is only superficial because there are many more serious illnesses to worry about. However, this is a fallacy because your skin is the largest organ in your body. It supports your skeletal system and acts as the first layer of defence to protect your internal organs from harm. If you have any skin lesions that you need to address, call us the Forum Medical Centre. Our team of dermatologists and nurses are ready to assist you so you can be well on your way to radiant skin.

For an appointment, call us on 02 9572 7777

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