How to Inject Kenalog Into Scar

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Scars and acne on human skin is often a hindrance to beauty. As a result, Kenalog injection has become popular. However, these injections have certain side effects. You must make the right concentration of solution which is used as a medication for your acne and scars. Many users who have suffered from side effects of Kenalog injections, have felt that creams and other anti-scar ointments are better, although they may be slow and less effective. Darkening of skin and pitting in the skin or lips are common side effects of Kenalog injection.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild antiseptic solution
  • Kenalog solution
  • Kenalog instrument/machine
  • Dermo-jet injection

Injecting Kenalog into scars

  • Medical professionals wipe off the scar to be injected with an antiseptic solution. It is important to use a mild solution of the antiseptic, mainly owing to the possibilities of worsening the scar or the acne.

  • Medical professionals may use Dermo-jet, an instrument for injecting the Kenalog solution. Multiple injections will require adequate spacing (but not too long) for the wheals (scars or acne) to diminish in redness.

  • It is essential to administer or inject the entire scar in one sitting. Kenalog injections typically take one sitting, allowing the patient to get over with the requisite number of injections on day one. A medical professional carries out 25-30 injections as Kenalog treatments in one day.

  • Depending on the severity of the scar or acne, you may need a second sitting two weeks later. However, it is difficult to determine the effects of the treatment during the first sitting. A history of the previous treatment may be necessary for the second sitting.

Tips & Warnings

  • More sittings are usually not necessary, as the treatment cures the acnes and scars over the next two months. The issue of more sittings and injections can be painstaking for a minor group of patients, especially if a specialist decides you need more than two sittings of Kenalog injection treatment.
  • Anasthesia is usually not required as part of the Kenalog injection treatment.
  • Injecting Kenalog is one of the most used treatments of keloid scars.
  • Only plastic cuff requires sterilization.
  • Many patients, especially younger ones, can be frightened. It is important to to acquaint patients with the special machines used for Kenalog injection treatment. More than one injection usually requires being sensitive to the patient. More than two sittings may cause a Kenalog solution overdose.

References

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