Papers of The 4th Japan Scar Workshop

18. Local Steroid Injection Therapy after Surgical Keloid/Hypertrophic Scar Excision

Toshiko Hayashi, Naoki Murao, Yuhei Yamamoto
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan

Steroid injection is a procedure that has been conducted as adjuvant therapy after keloid/hypertrophic scar excision. Steroid injection can lead to possible complications such as skin atrophy, steroid purpura, hypopigmentation and telangiectasia. However, this procedure is cost effective because it can be conducted in private clinics since it does not require any special equipment. In this report, we present a new treatment that combined both steroid injection and steroid ointment application following a uniform protocol after surgical keloid/hypertrophic scar excision.
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