Intralesional Steroid Injections
Intralesional steroid injections, also known as Kenalog injections, are a tried-and-true method for treating a wide range of skin conditions. At Happy Skin Pediatric Dermatology, our primary use of intralesional steroid injections is for the treatment of cystic acne and alopecia areata. However, intralesional steroid injections may also be used to treat keloid scars, or scars that are raised and bubble-like in texture. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Samantha Casselman, and her team may recommend intralesional steroid injections in addition to other holistic treatment methods to enhance your child’s results.
If your child is nervous about receiving a shot or injection at the doctor’s office, don’t worry. Happy Skin Pediatric Dermatology is designed with your child’s comfort in mind. Our providers, including Dr. Casselman, are proud to offer gentle and compassionate care to your little ones through every step of their treatment process.
What is an Intralesional Steroid Injection?
An intralesional steroid injection is simply an injection of corticosteroids in the treatment area. These kenalog injections work to reduce inflammation in the treated areas, further reducing unwanted symptoms of cystic acne and alopecia areata. Intralesional steroid injections work hand-in-hand with other treatments to provide patients with their desired results, whether that be reduced acne breakouts or the growth of new hair on the head/body.
In addition to an intralesional injection treatment, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Casselman, and her team may recommend holistic methods to treat your child’s cystic acne, alopecia areata, or other condition. This integrative approach to dermatology combines holistic and natural treatment methods with evidence-based health care. This allows Samantha to treat your child’s condition as a whole, rather than just mask their unwanted symptoms for a period of time.
Before your child’s intralesional steroid injection treatment begins, their provider will go over all the details of the treatment process, so your child knows exactly what they can expect throughout the procedure.
Your child will be able to return to all their normal daily activities, including sports and school, immediately following their intralesional steroid injection treatment. The injection site may be sore or tender for a few days following treatment. This is normal, and there is no cause for alarm. Your child should begin to see a difference in their inflammation and other symptoms within a few days of treatment.
The number of intralesional steroid injection treatments your child will need depends on the severity of your child’s skin condition and the number of treatment sessions recommended by your provider to achieve desired results. The best way to find out how many intralesional steroid injection treatment sessions your child will need is to schedule a consultation with our expert Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Samantha Casselman. She’ll be happy to evaluate your child’s cystic acne or alopecia and provide them with a personalized treatment plan based on their individual needs.
Kenalog Injections Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
When you trust the providers at Happy Skin Pediatric Dermatology with your child’s care, you can expect undivided attention and comprehensive healthcare when you need it most. If you have any questions about the types of appointments available at our practice, please give us a call at (602) 837-3376. To schedule an appointment with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Samantha Casselman, please use our convenient online appointment request form.