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What Does A Steroid Injection Do For My Face?

Posted Dec 26 2009 10:01pm

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Elle inquires…What exactly are steroid injections and where can I get them?

The Right Brain Replies:
Steroids are a hormone-like chemical that can reduce inflammation in the body. They’re in the news a lot, usually related to some kind of abuse in the sports world, because certain types of steroids can be used to increase muscle mass. If you’re interested, read this general discussion of what’s good and bad about steroids.

In the beauty world, the hormone Triamcinolone has been used to treat scars to make them less visible. We’re assuming this is the type of steroid you’re interested in. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll have to check with your doctor or dermatologist to receive this kind of treatment.

You might also consider silicone patches that have been shown to reduce scarring.

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