Freeze and Thaw for Easier Keloid Injections

December 31, 2006

A great deal of force and effort is usually required tosuccessfully inject corticosteroids into a keloid.

A great deal of force and effort is usually required tosuccessfully inject corticosteroids into a keloid. Tomake the procedure easier, first spray the area with liquidnitrogen and wait for it to thaw. This will cause thekeloid to soften; much less force will then be requiredfor an injection to adequately penetrate the skin. At last,no more fluid squirting back at you!-- Eric Lim, MD
   Orlando, Fla