Corticosteroid or cortisone is actuallya steroid hormone,and one of the main hormones released by the adrenal gland in response to stress naturally.
Corticosteroid injections, also known as cortisone injections, are in fact anti-inflammatory
medications which help reduce inflammation. Cortisone injections are an important part of hair
fall treatment today.
What Is In The Corticosteroid Injection?
Corticosteroid or cortisone is actuallya steroid hormone,and one of the main hormones
released by the adrenal gland in response to stress naturally. But it is synthesized in artificial
form as triamcinolone acetonide and used for medical purposes such as hair loss treatment.
Some physicians may use some other form of medications to inject, although rarely. The
concentration of medication may vary as well but generally ranges from 2-10 mg per ml.
What Conditions Is Cortisone Injection Used To Treat and What Conditions It Isn’t Used To
Cortisone injections mainly reduce inflammation under the scalp and stop the immune system
from destroying hair follicles (which grow hair). These are the conditions it can be used to treat:
Lichen Planopilaris and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
Central Centrifigal Cicatricial Alopecia
Some types of traction alopecia
However, there are certain conditions which cortisone injections can’t treat and are useless on,
Androgenetic alopecia (male and female genetic balding)
Telogen effluvium (hair shedding problems)
Tinea capitis (fungal infections)
trichotillomania (hair pulling)
Are There Any Side Effects Of Corticosteroid Injections?
Cortisones can actually be administered in 3 ways.
1.As cortisone creams and lotions that are applied on the skin.
2.As Cortisone injections
3.As cortisone pills taken orally.
Out of the three, cortisone pills taken orally have the most potential side effects. Side-effects of
cortisone creams and cortisone injections can include scalp irritation that may lead to a rash,
thinning skin on the scalp, and a red or puffy face (injections). These goes away quickly though.
In case of injections, sometimes a small indentation or depression may form in the scalp where
the medicine is injected. Discuss the side effects beforehand with your doctor.
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