Kenalog®-10 is a synthetic steroid used for anti-inflammatory purposes that can be injected directly into an epidermal lesion. A Kenalog injection may consists of only the corticosteroid medication or as a solution of diluted corticosteroid medication with normal saline or local anesthetic. Kenalog injections may be used to treat such conditions as: alopecia, neurodermatitis, and psoriatic plaques. Kenalog-10 injections may also be useful in treating cystic tumors.
The area of the skin where the growth is located will first be cleaned using alcohol or an antiseptic solution. Next, the Kenalog blend is injected directly into the skin lesion using a fine needle. The initial dose per injection site will vary depending on the lesion being treated. The injections may be repeated monthly for a few months while the lesions are active.