Project Description

-alopecia areata
-keloids/hypertrophic scars
-granuloma annulare
-Other granulomatous disorders
-hypertrophic lichen planus
-lichen simplex chronicus
-localised psoriasis
-necrobiosis lipoidica
-acne cysts

Intralesional Injections

Intralesional steroid injection involves a corticosteroid, which is injected directly into a lesion on or immediately below the skin.

Intralesional injections are extremely helpful, as they are able to bypass the outer defensive layers of the skin to reach an area that will make the greatest impact on your condition. It is common for a patient to need multiple injections, as different cases vary in severity.

 Safe for all skin types

Should only be conducted by a trained professional who can spot potential issues.

-Not for persons with active cold sores in treatment area
-Not for persons with Active warts in treatment area

What happens during a visit

What are the steps?

What happens during a visit

What to expect during treatment:

  • We discuss the process with you.
  • You complete the disclaimers.
  • We prepare for the injection
  • Cleanse the area with an alcohol swab
  • Give the injections
  • Apply a bandage if needed
  • We discuss after care.


What can I expect?


What to expect post treatment:

  • Area treated will appear white this is temporary and will go away within a couple hours.
  • The area will also be elevated again this is temporary and will subside within a couple of hours.
  • The area may feel numb for a couple hours after injection.
  • An indentation may appear after a couple of weeks, we can treat this if this occurs.

Leading up to a treatment

How can I prepare?

Leading up to a treatment

Before your treatment:

  • The area being treated should be clean and clear of all make-up.
  • Please let us know if you fainted or gotten weak in the past with having a needle.
  • Inform us of any allergies.


What should I be doing?



  • Continue regular daily routine
  • Injections can be done every 6 weeks if needed.

Youtube – Intralesional Injection

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Published on Nov 3, 2014

The Journal of Family Practice Associate Editor Richard P. Usatine, MD, demonstrates intralesional injections. Dr. Usatine is Professor of Family Medicine, Dermatology, and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. He is also the Medical Director of the University’s Skin Clinic. View more Watch & Learn videos at

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