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Usually the effects of steroids become apparent over two weeks. If the scar tissue softens and flattens with the steroid injection, I will typically schedule the next injection in 2-4 weeks. In some areas, I’m worried the scar tissue will flatten out too much and become an indentation, so I will dilute the steroid injection to a weaker dose to prevent the scar from flattening too much and causing a dent. For some raised scars, the diluted steroid injection to not strong enough, so I will increase the concentration of the steroid injection for the next session. If the diluted steroid resulted in a flattening of the scar without overdoing it, I will simply repeat the same dilution and amount as I did the first injection.
Intramuscular (IM) Injection Procedure
It is optimal for an intramuscular injection to have in possession syringes without the tips (needles) already affixed to them. Preferably, the individual should have the hermetically sealed syringes (barrels) separate from the hermetically sealed needle tips. Although one can easily use syringes with the tips already affixed, it is slightly more complicated and adds an extra step or two into the process that otherwise would not be there. So, every individual should ensure to the best of their ability to have the syringe and needle tips separate. The following is a list of required items for intramuscular injections :