Intralesional steroid injection treatment involves administering a small amount of steroid medication (such as triamcinolone) directly into the affected area or skin lesion, by using tiny needle injections immediately under the skin surface. It is a simple and effective procedure which is usually well tolerated. Common conditions which can be treated by intralesional steroid injection include-

Alopecia areata

The injections reduce the inflammation at the hair root areas to promote hair regrowth

Keloid and hypertrophic scars

Regular injections to flatten and soften these scars, and to relieve symptoms of itch and pain.

Thickened skin of chronic eczema (prurigo nodules and lichen simplex chronicus)

The injections are helpful to reduce the thickness and improve the itch of these skin lesions of chronic eczema.

Acne cysts

Small acne cysts can be flattened by tiny injections.
The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

Medical Dermatology

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Dr Tay Liang Kiat

Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a fully accredited Dermatologist who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he also manages other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, hair loss, children skin issues and other complex medical dermatology. In addition, he has expertise in the use of the latest immunotherapy (biologics) treatment for severe eczema, psoriasis and urticaria.