Not only can acne be embarrassing for patients of all ages, but it can also cause the formation of hard, painful cysts that form right underneath the skin. In situations like this, patients may want immediate relief–especially if the cyst has developed at a time when patients need to look and feel their best. Terry L. Conrad, our clinician at NaturallYou in Cos Cob, UT, can provide relief with cortisone injections.
Why might I consider cortisone cyst injections?
Cortisone injections are most often used when other acne treatments, like topical creams or oral medications, haven’t worked in preventing large, unexpected cysts and growths. The cortisone is a type of medication that helps to reduce the inflammation caused by the cyst and can help it to heal more quickly.
How are cortisone injections given?
Our provider first cleanses the area around the cyst and then numbing medication is injected into the area. Once the area is numb and you are comfortable, she will carefully inject a small amount of cortisone into the center of the acne cyst.
What can I expect after receiving a cortisone injection?
Most patients report feeling relief from their acne cysts within 24-48 hours after receiving their injections. Patients will be given aftercare instructions to follow to ensure proper healing. If you are a patient who deals with chronic, problematic acne and are seeking a solution, you may want to further discuss your skincare routine with our team at NaturallYou. We may be able to assist in finding the products and treatments that work best on your skin type and acne to clear your skin and help you feel more confident in how you look.
Some of our acne treatment recommendations may include:
- Topical medications
- Oral medications
- Light and laser-based therapies
- Chemical peels
Additionally, patients who have acne scars left behind from large blemishes and pustules can also learn about scar treatment options such as injectables, which can fill and smooth away deep ice pick scars.
Schedule an appointment today
If you live in the Cos Cob, UT area and are struggling with acne cysts that are painful and unsightly, now is the time to work with our team to learn more about injections to quickly and easily address these growths. Our med spa office is available to request a visit by calling 203-340-9998.