Helpful for Inflammatory Hair Loss Conditions
"Steroid injections" (using triamcinolone acetonide) are helpful for a variety of inflammatory hair loss conditions including alopecia areata, lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, pseudopelade, discoid lupus, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, psoriasis and others.
Steroid injections are one of the most consistently helpful treatments to combat problematic scalp inflammation. When used at the right dose (2.5 to 10 mg/mL for 20 mg max) and at the right frequency (every 5-12 weeks) they have a reasonably good safety profile.
Steroid injections can have a very important role in a well thought out treatment plan for many inflammatory conditions.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299