Are acne scars affecting your self-confidence? At New You Plastic Surgery, the good news is that we offer Kenalog® injections to drastically improve raised scars, including injury scars, surgical scars, hypertrophic scars and keloids.
Unsurprisingly, hypertrophic scars are the most common form of scarring. They are caused by irritation and injury of the skin’s deeper layers. These wounds range from insect bites, splinters, acne, vaccinations, tattoos and skin piercings to burns, cuts and surgery.
How Kenalog Injections Treat Acne
Kenalog injections contain the active ingredient Triamcinolone, a potent anti-inflammatory medication. The treatment causes the scars to flatten and diminish and even lightens darker scars in some cases. Kenalog injections target, manage and treat acne cysts and acne lesions safely and robustly, without damaging the skin. When the Kenalog is injected into acne scars, it automatically diminishes the redness and inflammation and flattens the lesion, allowing the skin to heal instantly.
The cyst will be disinfected during the treatment before injections are administered through an ultra-fine needle, so there’s minimal discomfort. However, we offer a topical numbing cream to our patients to ensure optimal comfort. As a bonus, the session takes only a few minutes. Patients can receive these injections every 4-8 weeks, depending on the size and severity of the scar.
Is Kenalog Injections Right for You?
If you live with painful cystic acne or have hypertrophic or keloid scars that make you unhappy with your appearance, then Kenalog injections are right for you. However, individuals who have an allergy to Triamcinolone or active skin infection should not receive this treatment.
After injections, patients are likely to experience slight soreness at the injection site. However, since there’s no downtime following treatment, you can instantly return to your daily routine.
Depending on the scar, improvement is usually visible a few weeks after the first injection, with some softening of the scar tissue noticed within a few days. Meanwhile, you can expect cysts to begin shrinking within 4-8 hours after injection, with results continuing to improve over the next several days.
Scar tissue is susceptible in the initial weeks or months following an injury. Therefore, if you form new scars, put on sunblock when going outside to avoid discoloration and reduce the risk of skin cancers.
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Your skin has a powerful impact on your mental well-being. Scars can affect your self-confidence or cause discomfort. While you are beautiful as you are, clear skin boosts your confidence and helps you become more social. Therefore, if you have scars that you want to remove, call us at New You Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today!
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