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Management of Cortisone Injection Scars

Treating scars from Cortisone injections


Cortisone injections are commonly used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis, gout, lupus, allergic reactions, and acne pimples. There are many different types of Cortisone injections including Depo-Medrol, Kenalog, Aristospan, and Celestone. These different types of Cortisone injections vary in terms of their potency and are often injected into a joint, muscle, or under the skin.


If a high dose of Cortisone is injected too close to the skin, or directly within the subcutaneous fat, an indented scar may form resulting in a permanent skin depression.


Indented scars arising from Cortisone injections may also cause the skin to be dimpled and indented. It is important to treat the scar early in order to avoid permanent complications in contour, color, and vascularity. Associated scars arising from improperly placed Cortisone injections may include hypervascular scars with redness and abnormal blood vessels, thinning of the skin, loss of color and texture, and indentation.


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in the management of complications arising from the improper placement of Cortisone within the soft tissue. He has developed a high definition protocol that can restore harmony to the skin, repair indentations, reduce hypervascularity, improve skin color, and help your resume a normal life.


If you have questions about Cortisone injection complications, please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian.

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