Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 705–709 | Cite as

Intralesional Triamcinolone Acetonide for Keloid Treatment: A Systematic Review

  • B. HochmanEmail author
  • R. F. Locali
  • P. K. Matsuoka
  • L. M. Ferreira
Letter to the Editor


The keloid lesion is a hypertrophic scar dysfunction with continuous growth and tumoral shape that usually presents with a hyperemic aspect accompanied by pruritus and pain [6, 12]. This disease can have a prevalence reaching 16% in dark-skinned populations. Those who carry the disease will experience psychosocial impairment and loss of quality of life [16].

The physiopathogenesis of keloids is not completely clear in the medical literature, although it has been the focus of many studies, and this has led to empirical treatments with debatable success [7, 15]. One of the most frequently used treatments is intralesional corticotherapy with triamcinolone acetonide, isolated or in association [10].

However, the literature presents no consensus on the ideal drug concentration for injection into the keloidal scar. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the most effective concentration and application periodicity of triamcinolone acetonide for intralesional injections in keloids.


Triamcinolone Acetonide Review Protocol Intralesional Injection Inferential Analysis Keloid Scar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Hochman
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. F. Locali
    • 1
  • P. K. Matsuoka
    • 1
  • L. M. Ferreira
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plastic SurgeryFederal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)São PauloBrazil

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