Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Brian Berman, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents have profound and varied metabolic effects. They possess anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. The most commonly used corticosteroid is triamcinolone acetonide  (TAC).

Triamcinolone (Aristospan, Kenalog-10)

Triamcinolone decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability. It is approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in keloids.


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