At A Glance


From £250

Expected Results:

Dependent on Condition

Length of Surgery:

Up to 60 Minutes





What is Steroid Injection

A steroid injection, also known as a ‘corticosteroid injection’, is a medical procedure whereby a corticosteroid is injected directly into a specific area of the body.

Steroid injections are commonly used to treat certain skin conditions such as keloid and hypertrophic scars and hair loss.

Steroids are synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of hormones naturally produced by the body such as cortisol. They help reduce inflammation and promote healing in the affected areas.

Steroid injections are typically used as a short-term treatment and are not intended for long-term use. They are often used in conjunction with other treatments such as lifestyle and dietary modifications, oral medications or topical creams, depending on the specific condition being treated.

The Consultation

Steroid Injection

Before undergoing the procedure you will have a consultation with one of our dermatologists, this may be part of a general dermatology consultation. They will evaluate your condition and review your medical history. The dermatologist will ask about your concerns and symptoms with and determine whether a steroid injection is an appropriate treatment for your condition. Steroid injections are typically one component of a broader treatment plan, such as dietary and lifestyle changes, oral medication or topical creams. During the consultation, the dermatologist will outline their recommended treatment plan and explain why they consider a steroid injection to be appropriate. If a steroid injection is recommended, the dermatologist will go through the benefits, risks and potential outcomes of the treatment.

Steroid injections can be performed as part of a see and treat appointment if appropriate.

The Procedure

Steroid Injection

The procedure will take place in one of our two operating theatres. Before the injection, the area may be numbed to minimise and discomfort during the procedure.

Using a syringe and a fine needle, the dermatologist will inject the steroid into the targeted area.

Aftercare & Results

Steroid Injection Results - The Day Clinic

After the injection the dermatologist will give you tailored instructions on how to look after the treated site and how to manage any potential side effects or complications.

It may be necessary to schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor progress, the dermatologist will advise you if this is considered necessary.

What our clients think

tonia george
tonia george
9 February 2024
Day into lower eye blep lift. Staff were great all the way through procedure. Everything went smoothly. Lovely cup of tea and brownie after. Looking forward to seeing results. Would recommend .
Kimba DanceFit
Kimba DanceFit
8 February 2024
I am full of praise for Mr Abood, his team and his clinic. It is a friendly, welcoming environment with ample (and free!) parking. The staff are caring and empathetic, the procedure was straightforward and I felt as though my wellbeing was prioritised at all times. I cannot recommend them highly enough and would definitely return. The care I received before, during and after the procedure was excellent, and it was an overall positive experience.
James Daniel
James Daniel
26 January 2024
Yesterday, I attended the Day Clinic for the removal of several moles/lesions. I cannot speak highly enough of the treatment I received and the outstanding way in which it was delivered. This is my second visit to Mr Abood's Clinic, so there was no apprehension nor doubt that the experience would again exceed expectation. I found Mr Abood to be highly skilled and knowledgeable, personable and caring. I felt instantly at ease in his care and had absolute confidence in his professionalism and expertise. A special mention to Rachael too, who was equally welcoming, attentive and very kind. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Abood and his superlative Team. With grateful thanks Deborah Daniel.
Anne Cooke
Anne Cooke
1 January 2024
Professional service and clear instructions for after care
Jane Halliday
Jane Halliday
15 December 2023
The website of Mr Abood promises an individual and bespoke approach to care, and this is exactly what was delivered; from contacting Justine initially and then having the procedure with Mr Abood. I cannot recommend highly enough the professionalism, assurance and personalised care that Mr Abood and his Team provide.
Anthony Roberts
Anthony Roberts
14 December 2023
First class surgery and a fantastic warming atmosphere.
Lizz Grimwade
Lizz Grimwade
7 December 2023
Fantastic experience from start to finish. The whole team werr extremely friendly and professional which made the whole process smooth and efficient. I would be more than happy to use the clinic again and would highly recommend them.
James Waters
James Waters
7 December 2023
Very welcoming and friendly. I felt reassured at all times, well briefed before my procedure and given clear guidance post procedure. I would heartily recommend to anyone with any skin lesion. Thankyou to Mr Abood and his colleagues
Carole King
Carole King
30 November 2023
From the moment we walked in I felt comfortable and looked after . The whole experience was kind and caring and I felt very well treated . My questions were answered and explained and my comfort during the procedure was constantly checked . The follow up email to explain what may happen was clear and precise and I feel able to contact the clinic if I have any ongoing problems .

Potential Risks

Steroid injections are generally considered a safe and effective treatment when administered by a specialised expert. However, they carry a small risk and potential side-effects such as:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Infection
  • Allergic reactions
  • Changes in skin colour and/or texture
  • The dermatologist will discuss these potential risks and side-effects with you prior to the procedure.

Related FAQs

Are steroid injections safe?

Steroid injections are administered by our highly experienced dermatologists and are generally considered a safe treatment. Like any medications they do carry some potential risks and side effects which can include injection site reactions and allergic reactions. It is important to understand all the potential risks and side effects which your consultant can discuss with you prior to treatment.

Will the steroid injection hurt?

Steroid injections are generally well-tolerated by patients. The injection itself may cause some brief pain which is usually temporary and subsides quickly after the procedure. To minimise discomfort, the area may be numbed prior to administering the injection.

Will I need more than one steroid injection?

This can vary depending upon the condition being treated and your individual response to the treatment.  In some cases a single injection may be sufficient to achieve the desired result, in other cases multiple injections may be needed. For certain skin conditions such as keloid or hypertrophic scars you may require a series of steroid injections spaced out over several weeks or months. Similarly, for inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis repeated injections may be necessary to manage symptoms.

Are there any side effects to steroid injections?

Steroid injections are generally well-tolerated when administered appropriately by a qualified dermatologist. However, there are potential side effects including injection site reactions, a temporary flare-up of symptoms, skin discolouration and infection at the injection site. Your consultant will discuss the risks and benefits with you prior to the treatment.

How long before I will see effects of the steroid injection?

This depends on the specific condition being treated and your individual response to the treatment. For conditions like keloid and hypertrophic scars it can take several weeks or months to see a noticeable improvement. When treating hair loss it can also take several weeks to months before the effects become apparent. Some people may start to see regrowth of hair within a few weeks of treatment while others may take longer to notice improvement. Not everyone will respond to steroid injections for hair loss and the degree of regrowth can vary. Your consultant will provide personalised information about the expected timeline for the treatment of your condition.

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