Steroid injections, also known as corticosteroid injections, are medical treatments involving the administration of corticosteroid medications into specific parts of the body. These injections contain a synthetic version of cortisol, a hormone naturally produced by the adrenal glands.
In the context of cosmetic medicine, we use them to treat hypertrophied (raised) scars, such as keloid scars.
Why we use Steroid Injections to Treat Scars
Steroids have potent anti-inflammatory properties, making them effective in reducing inflammation in different parts of the body. When administered as an injectable treatment, they can reduce the bulky skin that forms scar tissue.
Steroid injections can be used to reduce the formation of scar tissue, and therefore minimise the appearance of the scar it forms. If you have a raised or hypertrophied type of scar, including keloid scars, it can be treated with steroid injections to reduce the bulk forming this lesion.
The result is a significantly less pronounced or obvious scar, and a reduction in scar tissue that allows the skin’s surface to be flatter, smoother and more aesthetically pleasing.
Distinguishing Steroid Injections from Other Cosmetic Injectables
Steroid injections are medical treatments used for specific medical purposes related to inflammation and tissue healing.
They can however be used for cosmetic purposes too, such as improving the appearance of raised or hypertrophied scarring, including keloid scars.
Steroid injections are different from other cosmetic injectables like anti-wrinkle or dermal fillers, both of which are used primarily to defeat the signs of ageing; by halting the formation of wrinkles, or to volumise, augment and enhance facial features, respectively.
Led by doctors, Contour Clinics is a reputed cosmetic medical practice offering safe, tested, and effective steroid injections. Our team of experienced Cosmetic Doctors administer steroid injections with precision, ensuring the utmost safety and efficacy of your treatment.
If you’re looking for Steroid Injections in Sydney or Brisbane, you can find them at Contour Clinics.