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Procedure — skin

Steroid Injection

Steroid injections can be used to treat a range of concerns, including: sciatica, joint pain, arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. They can also be used to improve the appearance of scarring, which is the preferred use for this treatment at Reshape & Restore.

As a direct result of damage to the skin, a scar is the mark that is left behind when the skin works to repair itself. Depending on the severity and location of a scar, its appearance can be the cause of a person’s low self-esteem and embarrassment.

Steroid Injection

Steroid injections can be used to treat a range of concerns, including: sciatica, joint pain, arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. They can also be used to improve the appearance of scarring, which is the preferred use for this treatment at Reshape & Restore.

As a direct result of damage to the skin, a scar is the mark that is left behind when the skin works to repair itself. Depending on the severity and location of a scar, its appearance can be the cause of a person’s low self-esteem and embarrassment.

At a Glance

Duration

Day case

Type Of Anaesthetic

Local anaesthetic

Return To Work (job dependent)

As advised

Day Case / Overnight

Day case

Bra / Garment To Be Worn For

Not needed

Return To Gym

As advised

In-depth Procedure Information

The Consultation

Before we can recommend if a steroid injection is a suitable option for reducing the look of your scar, you will need to attend a pre-treatment consultation. During this session we will be able to examine your scar and determine which type of scarring it is, for example: keloid scarring, hypertrophic scarring, contracted scarring, atrophic scarring or pitted scarring.

As well as going through with you how the steroid injection works we will outline what results can be achieved. It is important to understand that this method of scar revision does not eradicate the scar completely, but will work to dramatically reduce its appearance. By speaking with any of our past patients you can see for yourself how effective the procedure can be.

The Procedure

Corticosteroid injections are used for this procedure. They are administered directly into the scar and work to flatten the scar by reducing any swelling; a characteristic that determines the appearance of a keloid or hypertrophic scar – for which this procedure is used. A series of injections are usually required to reach the achievable outcome; often on 3 separate occasions, 4 – 6 weeks apart.

In some cases steroid injections are used in combination with other scar revision techniques, such as: surgery, pressure therapy or with silicone sheets. The aim of the steroid is to reduce inflammation on the skin and slow down the production of collagen at the site and prevent an overgrowth.

Aftercare & Results

The results of the steroid injections will often develop gradually, improving with each separate treatment session. As the tissues become softer, the scar will start to flatten out; becoming more flush with the skin. This will enable the scar to blend in more effectively with the skin that surrounds it.

In the days and weeks that follow the treatment you may be advised to avoid hot tubs and baths. Any discomfort can be calmed using cool packs and you may need to have a dressing applied to protect the treatment site.

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FAQ's

Curettage may be recommended when your unwanted lesion is softer in texture than the skin that surrounds it. You may be suitable if the appearance of the skin lesion is affecting you both physically and aesthetically. A protruding lump can cause embarrassment if located in a particularly noticeable place to others; impacting self-confidence and self-esteem. 

When a lesion is prone to snagging on clothing or jewellery it can be uncomfortable and irritating.

This quick and simple procedure is considered to be a safe and effective method of removing certain types of skin lesions or irregularities. The procedure will be performed by a trained and qualified doctor or practitioner, who will carefully consider which method will be the most successful option.

A pressure dressing may be required for the first 24 – 48 hours. During this time you will need to keep the area dry. You may be able to return to work within a couple of days, depending on the location of the treated area, for which your surgeon can give you individual advice. Although the area will feel a little tender for a while, if you experience prolonged pain, heat or swelling, it could indicate an infection. You would need to contact the team at Reshape & Restore and a course of antibiotics will help to clear this up.

You will be given all the information and advice you need at the consultation session. This is the best way to prepare for surgery, as you will have the opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns, before the procedure is due to take place. Only when you are absolutely sure that you are happy to go ahead will an appointment be made.

Procedure Pricing Reshape & Restore Pricing

Prices From

£150

Our treatments are not off the peg but tailor made, bespoke treatments that vary from person to person. The above prices act as a guide in the standard or average case. The actual cost of your treatment may be less or more and will be confirmed after your consultation.

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Prices From

£150

Our treatments are not off the peg but tailor made, bespoke treatments that vary from person to person. The above prices act as a guide in the standard or average case. The actual cost of your treatment may be less or more and will be confirmed after your consultation.

Enquire Today
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