When skin is injured, fibrous tissue called scar tissue forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, scar tissue grows excessively, forming smooth, hard growths called keloids. Keloids can be much larger than the original wound. They’re most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks. However, keloids can affect any part of the body. Although keloids aren’t harmful, it may create cosmetic concerns.
Triamcinolone reduces the production of collagen and proteins that form fibrous scar tissue as well as reduces the inflammatory phase of wound healing. This activity causes keloids to soften and become flatter.
Triamcinolone is injected into the bulkiest part of the keloid at an angle. During treatment the scar tissue may temporarily look paler.
After the treatment, there may be some temporary erythema, swelling or scabbing on the scar which lasts for 1-3 days.
Optimal result can be seen after a month.