Have ever had a hot date or important meeting and right before it a super-swollen pimple appears? Quick acne emergencies like these can be reduced with acne cortisone injections.
Cortisone injections are a powerful anti – inflammatory used in the aesthetic and beauty industry as an acne treatment. These injections can instantly reduce severe inflammatory acne breakouts, ingrown hairs, cysts, and keloid scars. The Kenalog medication is injected into the cyst and starts to reduce inflammation immediately. It shrinks the acne nodule and eliminates most of the redness, which will make it much easier to cover with makeup.
Acne Cortisone Injection:
- Shrink acne lesions
- Reduce acne redness
- Immediate acne relief
- Target individual acne lesions
- Decrease the chance of scaring
FAQ’s – Acne Cortisone Injection
How does the typical anti-inflammatory shot work?
Using a tiny needle the intralesional cortisone injections are placed inside the cystic acne or another area of concern. The actual injection time is only a few minutes and a noticeable reduction in the size of the pimple, ingrown hair or cyst should be visible within a few hours post – injection.
Who is a good candidate for an acne cortisone injection?
Any patient that has cystic acne that cannot be extracted and has no head. In addition, intralesional cortisone injections can be used to help release trapped ingrown hair. Typical anti – inflammatory injections should not be used on whiteheads.
What are the risks of getting a cortisone shot?
A rare and unlikely side effect can occur if too much cortisone anti – inflammatory product is injected into an area. This could cause post – injection pits or indentation at the injection site but in most instances, it will resolve within a few weeks to several months time. There are no other severe acne complications with this procedure.
Is there downtime after a spot acne treatment?
No. The only recommendation is to avoid applying makeup for a couple of hours and cleanse the area before doing so. It is best to wait until the acne lesion resolves before applying any type of active skin care product directly to it. The swollen cyst will usually start to retract immediately after the procedure.
Will the nodular acne completely go away?
Most of the time after acne injections the bump will fully resolve in 24 -48 hours.
How often can I receive cortisone anti – inflammatory injections?
It is recommended that cortisone injections for acne cysts only be done when absolutely needed. If you had a flare-up before a special event, acne spot treatments with an anti – inflammatory injections can be used. They should not be part of your regular skin care routine.
What should be considered if you experience persistent cystic acne?
Consult a physician to see if daily prescription acne medications should be prescribed. Set up a regular acne treatment plan. Facials, Peels, Laser. Start a diligent acne skin care regimen at home. Using a combination of home, medical and aesthetic treatments you will start to experience skin changes.
How much do acne cortisone injections cost?
Cost varies depending on the number of acne cysts being treatment. 1 cyst is $40. 2-5 is $70.
Is it safe to drive after acne cortisone injections?
At the Laser Image Company, we treat clients with acne cortisone injections from Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Los Angeles and there is no problem for them to drive after the procedure.