Are you frustrated with the current appearance of your skin because of an unrelenting pimple? Have none of your favorite products or go-to treatment methods been successful at clearing your skin? Do you feel like you have run out of options for eliminating the stubborn zit? Consider a cortisone injection! These simple injections use steroids to reduce inflammation of tissues to reduce zits for a clearer, smoother complexion. Learn more about the benefits of these emergency treatment methods during a consultation with our team at Your Derm.CA in Calgary, Alberta!
What Is A Cortisone Injection?
A cortisone injection is a steroid injection that can reduce tissue inflammation. It can be used for the treatment of skin blemishes, particularly cystic acne. Cystic acne refers to blemishes or pimples that occur beneath the surface of the skin.
How Can It Treat Acne?
A cortisone injection can be administered directly to a blemish. There is little to no pain associated with this treatment as most people report only experiencing a pinch. In fact, the injection may reduce and relieve any pain caused by the pimple.
As a cortisone injection is a steroid and not an antibiotic, it does not destroy the bacteria associated with the acne, and it is not a replacement for your normal skincare routine. Instead, the inflamed tissues are reduced. This is considered to be an emergency treatment when nothing else has been effective for removing a zit.
When the tissues are treated, the pimple begins to smooth and flatten. While results will vary for each person, most people begin to see flatter blemishes within 24 hours. The best results and healing are typically enjoyed after a week. If possible, proactively treating the pimple before it is given a chance to fully grow can help with the best results and prevent the forming of an acne scar.
While acne most commonly occurs on the face, it can impact different areas of the body. Not only may a cortisone injection be used to treat cystic acne on the face, but it may also be used for areas like the back and chest.
Am I a Good Candidate?
A cortisone injection is not intended to be used as a replacement for other acne treatments or for all types of blemishes. They may help reduce the appearance of cystic acne for people with a variety of skin tones and types.
This may not be the best option for you if you are experiencing an extreme breakout, but a consultation with our team in Calgary can help ensure this is the best treatment for you.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Frustrated with a pimple that just will not seem to go away? Contact us today at Your Derm.CA and schedule your consultation to learn more about the benefits of a cortisone injection! Our team proudly serves you from Calgary, Alberta, and we are committed to helping you achieve clearer skin and reduce the appearance of pesky blemishes.