Keloid Scar Injection

  • DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS

    Pain control

    Administer medications if required for pain (paracetamol and ibuprofen are available from pharmacies without prescription).

    Wound care

    Your doctor will advise you on how to care for the keloid scar to help produce a better cosmetic result. This may include micropore tape or pressure bandages; these treatments are just as important, if not more so, than the injections. Your child may have further injections in the future; this depends on how many injections have occurred and whether the scars are improving. Avoid exposing scars to the sun for at least 12 months and always use a strong sunscreen if sun exposure is unavoidable. The final scar result may not be seen for at least one year.

    Seek medical attention in the event of:

    • Increasing pain or pain not relieved by medication
    • Persistent fever
    • General unwellness
    • Wound redness or discharge

    Follow up

    Your follow up appointment will be at one of the following:

    • Plastic Surgery Outpatients (Registrar Clinic), Blue Desk, Ground Floor Royal Children's Hospital (morning appointment)
    • Consultant Clinic 
    • Consultant Private Rooms 
    • Local doctor

    If you are unable to keep your appointment please call to reschedule.

    If you have any concerns contact:

    Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery Office - 9345 5391
    Outpatient appointments - 9345 6180
    Plastic Surgery Resident or Registrar - via switchboard on 9345 5522