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Scars occur whenever the skin is damaged and needs repair. While most scars are flat, hypertrophic scars are raised above the skin. Raised scars are more noticeable, and some can become keloid scars, which grow outside the original wound’s borders. A ground-breaking option in scar treatment is the use of Kenalog injections (triamcinolone acetonide) for scar revision, available at New You Plastic Surgery in NYC, NY.

Hypertrophic or raised scars can occur from an injury to the skin, a minor wound or an infection. Acne, piercings and even insect bites can cause an inflammation in the layers of skin that results in a raised scar, even months after the injury or infection. Most hypertrophic scars stay within the original wound, with scar tissue raised in the same shape. Keloids are different, with scar tissue growing up and out of the wound area.

Scar revision options for hypertrophic or keloid scars have been limited in the past. Prevention has been key, but not all raised scars can be predicted or prevented. Large keloids or raised scars have often required surgical revision to improve their appearance. Kenalog injections for scar revision offer a non-invasive treatment that can benefit those with hypertrophic and keloid scars.

Scar Management and Treatment With Kenalog

Kenalog injections use triamcinolone acetonide to shrink raised or keloid scars. Triamcinolone is an anti-inflammatory medication that can shrink and flatten hypertrophic or keloid scars, as well as lighten some darker scar tissue. Kenalog injections for scar management or treatment are given in a series, usually every few weeks. The number of treatments depends on the patient and the size of the scar. Results can be noticed as quickly as a few days after the first treatment, but final results can require several weeks or longer.

If you have hypertrophic or keloid scars that are uncomfortable or unattractive, Kenalog injections for scar revision may be right for you. To learn more about Kenalog injections, contact our team at New You Plastic Surgery, to schedule a scar treatment consultation.

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