Everything You Need to Know Before Taking Keloid Injections
Keloid scars are more common among people with a darker complexion. While not necessarily harmful, bearing a keloid scar can often result in a deep sense of embarrassment, especially if visible. As a result, keloid injections are mostly performed to treat keloid scars. Below is everything you need to know before taking keloid injections in one of the most well-known aesthetic and wellness clinics in Bali.
How Does Keloid Injections Work?
In doing keloid injections, the dermatologist uses a class of steroid hormones called corticosteroids. This type of hormone is used to help reduce the size and improve the appearance of the keloid in several ways. First, corticosteroids can be used to reduce the inflammatory process that occurs in keloids by inhibiting the distribution of white blood cells.
Second, corticosteroids can also be used to prevent the existing scar tissue-producing cells (fibroblast) from producing more cells. In addition, this type of hormone can reduce the development of keratinocyte cells, which are dense protein producers in the skin.
Keloid Injections Procedure in Upscale Bali
Keloid injection is a relatively simple procedure that is mostly done in an outpatient setting. In initiating the procedure, our certified dermatologist will determine the suitable type of corticosteroid and the correct dosage based on the size of the keloid scar, the location, and the patient’s age.
Once the dermatologist has determined the right type and dosage, they will clean the keloid and the surrounding area with an antiseptic solution to prevent bacterial infection. Then, the doctor will inject the corticosteroid dilution in the mid-dermis, slightly below the skin, using a fine needle. The injection is relatively painless, especially if saline or anesthetic dilution is used.
Depending on the initial result, patients may need to visit our clinic regularly every month or every few months. During the subsequent visits, our dermatologist will adjust the corticosteroids based on the result of the previous procedure.
Possible Side Effects
Although relatively safe, keloid injections can still cause several side effects, be it in the form of local reactions or wider systemic reactions. Some of the side effects of keloid injections are:
- Thinning and breakdown of skin tissue and fatty tissue under the skin, also known as atrophy.
- Telangiectasia, characterized by the appearance of a fine red streak in the keloid is due to the dilation of small blood vessels underneath.
- Changes in skin pigmentation caused the skin at the injection site to turn darker or lighter than the surrounding skin.
- Bleeding, wounds, and infections on the skin.
- Cushing’s syndrome is caused by the excessive increase of cortisol hormone in the body.
As one of the most well-known aesthetic and wellness clinics in Bali, LV Skin ensures that every keloid injection procedure is performed according to the best standard. Our dermatologists are some of the most experienced individuals in the industry. With more than 10 years of professional experience, we are committed to providing the best skin treatments for our clients.
Beware that keloid scar won’t go away on its own. Keloid injection is one of the best methods to treat keloid scar. So, don’t be afraid to treat your keloid scar in one of the most well-known aesthetic and wellness clinics in Bali, LV Skin.