Cortisone injections used in the aesthetic and beauty industry can instantly reduce pimples, ingrown hairs, cysts, and keloid scars. The Kenalog medication is injected into the cyst and starts to reduce inflammation immediately. It shrinks the cysts and eliminates most of the redness, which will make it much easier to cover with makeup.
Acne Cortisone Injection:
- Shrink acne cyst
- Reduce acne redness
- Starts working immediately
- Decrease the chance of scaring
FAQ’s – Acne Cortisone Injection
How does the cortisone shot work?
Using a tiny needle a small amount of the diluted cortisone solution is injected into the area of concern. The procedure only takes a few minutes and a noticeable reduction in the size of the pimple, ingrown hair or cyst should be visible within a few hours.
Who is a good candidate for an acne cortisone injection?
Any patient that has pimples that cannot be extracted, has no head, and are cystic. It is not to be used on whiteheads. In addition, it can be used to help release a trapped ingrown hair.
What are the risks of getting a cortisone shot?
A rare and unlikely side effect can occur if too much cortisone is injected into an area. This could cause a divot or indentation at the injection site but in most instances, it will resolve within a few weeks to several months time.
Is there downtime after a cortisone shot for acne?
No. The only recommendation is to avoid applying makeup for a couple of hours and cleanse the area before doing so. The swollen cyst will usually start to retract immediately after the procedure.
Will the cyst completely go away?
Most of the time the bump will fully resolve in 24 -48 hours.
How often can I receive cortisone injections?
It is recommended that cortisone injections for acne cysts only be done when absolutely needed, like if you had a flare-up before a special event. They should not be part of your regular skincare routine.
How much do cortisone injections cost?
Cost varies depending on the area being treated, 1 cyst is $35 with 2-5 being $65.
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.