Intralesional Corticosteroids

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The total cost of intralesional corticosteroid treatment may vary from about $130 to $800 or more.

Your health insurance may partially or fully cover the cost of intralesional corticosteroid treatment. Verify your coverage with your insurance provider before scheduling a treatment.

The total cost of intralesional corticosteroid treatment depends on the:

  • Scar size: In general, the larger the scar(s), the more treatment sessions will be required. Most doctors charge per session, so more sessions will mean substantially higher costs.
  • Response of scar(s) to treatment: Depending on how much improvement occurs after each treatment session, the doctor will decide how many sessions are necessary. Most patients need 4-8 sessions to obtain desired results. Each additional session increases the total cost of treatment.
  • Geographic location of medical facility: Intralesional corticosteroid treatment is more expensive in some cities and countries than in others.
  • Physician’s experience: Doctors who have more experience with intralesional corticosteroids may charge a higher fee.
 Cost per sessionNumber of sessionsTotal cost
Low estimate$354$140
High estimate$1008$800
  • Recurrence of scars: Hypertrophic and keloid scars may potentially improve, but they are well known to sometimes regrow, requiring a new round of treatments. This will drive up the costs.

If you decide to undergo intralesional corticosteroid treatment, obtain price estimates from multiple doctors before scheduling a treatment.