What to expect if you receive steroid injections : Immediately after each injection, the keloid becomes really swollen and discolored, and it actually looks much worse. Then, over the next few weeks, the steroid thins out the skin, the keloid flattens, and the color looks more normal.
Laser treatments : I underwent 3 or 4 laser treatments, but I did not see any significant improvements in color. My dermatologist said that laser treatment helps with color in about half of keloid patients. Although laser didn’t work for me, the color of the keloid has improved on its own with time.
After an injury to the skin, the body sends cells to the wound that can build new skin and tissue. After it stops bleeding, a scab develops. During the first few weeks, natural collagen fills in the gap around and under the scab, forming new skin – a scar. Normal scar tissue slowly grows thicker and then smoother. Collagen production stops after a few weeks. Capillaries form to deliver blood to the injured area, helping it to heal more quickly. The scar isn’t quite as strong as the original skin. It becomes flat and takes on a skin color closer to that of the surrounding area. Abnormal scar tissue, such as hypertrophic or keloid, may never completely heal or fade without additional scar treatment.
I had a keloid on my ear (a lump scarfrom pierced ears) and just got another steroid shot in it to bring it down. i also had a keloid scar on my chest and had an injection in it today also. I asked my OB if steriod injections are ok during a pregnancy and he said that "there is nothing proving that its bad for the baby". So i went to the ear nose and throat doctor to get my shot. i asked everyone there if it was safe, and they told me to ask the doctor who will be giving me the shot. so the doctor comes in with the needle and i tell him that im pregnant and wanted to know if its safe to get the shot and his eyes grew wide and he said "NO! Your pregnant?? im glad you told me this, you cant get one". then hes like "wait, ill be right back". so then he walks out of the room and i hear him on the phone talking to someone, and comes back in the room a few minutes later and said its OK to get the shots. :shock: He said he talked to an OB....
So i got the shots, and now im worried if my baby is gonna be ok. :oops:
Anyone ever get steroid shots while pregnant?