There are several options on the marketing that can help treat abnormal scars that do not require you to go under the knife. One great method is through the help of steroid injections to flatten scars. The procedure is minimally invasive, as steroid injections are injected directly into the scar tissue. The injection will not only make the scar less visible but it will help to reduce skin redness , burning sensations, and itching of the area. At Lucere Dermatology & Laser Clinic our Certified Dermatologist has helped thousands of patients reduce the appearance of their scars. If you’re interested in steroid injections to make your scar appear less visible, come in for a free consultation with our Dermatologist.
One of the potential complications of steroid shots in the nose is development of a depression in the area of the injection. Just as steroids can work to dissolve mature scar tissue, they can also cause normal soft tissue to dissolve away. This process where soft tissue shrinks down is also known as atrophy. This can occur if the steroid solution gets into the surrounding skin and fat and causes the soft tissues to atrophy. If this does occur, we normally wait several weeks and simply observe the tissues. In most cases, your body will rebound on its own and restore some, if not all, of the lost soft tissue volume. Fortunately, unwanted soft tissue atrophy following a steroid injection is not very common, especially if your rhinoplasty specialist takes a more conservative approach with choice of steroid concentration and volume.