What is Steroid Surgery?
Steroid Surgery, involves the injection of corticosteroids into specific areas to reduce inflammation and shrink cysts or keloids.
There are two primary goals of Steroid Surgery. Firstly, to reduce inflammation and alleviate associated pain, swelling, or discomfort. And secondly, to accelerate the healing process by promoting increased blood flow to the treated area.
Procedure: A corticosteroid solution is injected into the lesion.
Outcome: Effective for reducing the size and symptoms of cysts and keloids.
When should I consider Steroid Surgery?
If you suffer from persistent inflammation or pain, it’s essential to seek medical advice. Conditions like joint inflammation, chronic pain, or specific skin conditions might benefit from Steroid Surgery. However, it becomes an immediate consideration if conventional treatments aren’t providing relief or if the inflammation is significantly affecting your quality of life.
What does the Steroid Surgery process entail?
Upon consultation, our specialist will diagnose the affected area and determine the severity of the condition. Based on the evaluation, the appropriate steroid dosage and treatment plan are recommended.
Firstly, the targeted area is cleaned and disinfected thoroughly to prevent any infection.
Then, using precision, our expert surgeons administer the corticosteroid injection into the inflamed area. This is typically a quick process, but the utmost care is given to ensure minimal discomfort.
Post-injection, the area might be covered with a bandage or dressing, primarily if the treated area is at risk of getting dirty or irritated.
What is the recovery process post-Steroid Surgery?
Steroid Surgery boasts minimal recovery time. Most patients can resume their daily activities shortly after the procedure. However, some might experience temporary soreness or mild swelling in the treated area.
Aftercare is an integral part of the service offered by Pulse Light Clinic. Follow-up consultations will monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and address any complications, although these are rare.
Returning to work or daily activities depends on the treated area and the nature of your job. If the treated area is frequently used in your job, a short period of rest might be recommended.
Your surgeon will provide guidelines on any post-treatment care, such as avoiding strenuous activities or specific movements for a certain period.
If you experience prolonged discomfort or any unusual symptoms post-treatment, it’s crucial to contact your surgeon or the clinic immediately.
However, with the expert team at Pulse Light Clinic, you’re in safe and experienced hands, ensuring the best possible results.