Cortisone injection acne therapy is a quick treatment to rapidly reduce the inflammation of an acne cyst or to get calm down the joint pain and inflammation. We do cortisone shot injections under the supervision of our board-certified doctor. Consequently, the healing and reduction of inflammation of the cyst occur immediately or within 24 hours.
How does a Cortisone Injection happen?
One of our medical professionals will inject a small amount of diluted cortisone into the treatment area. It’s best to receive immediate treatment for deep acne cysts because scarring or discoloration can occur if left untreated.
Cortisone Shot Injection is a short-term treatment for acne, and at Skin works Medical Spa you will find long-term solutions to reverse acne damage and to get rid of acne for life. You can also check our Blog section to read and learn more about acne, its remedies, and clinical treatments.
Cortisone Shots are Available Only To our Laser Treatment Patients!
We inject Cortisone shots only when there is an emergent need. Acne treatment is a journey and we do not recommend shortcuts. We do not offer stand-alone cortisone shots to the public, but if you are already an acne treatment patient at Skin Works, using one of our laser treatments like IPL, Pico, Fractional CO2, Erbium, or Nlite Laser, you can receive 5 FREE cortisone shots up to 3 months after your last laser treatment.
How does Cortisone Shot work?
We inject a small amount of Cortisone is into the treatment area, and within a few hours, the acne cyst should start to reduce in size. The procedure takes a few minutes and causes a significant reduction in the size of the pimple and swelling.
How much does Cortisone Shot cost?
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5 Free Cortisone Shots
-Only available to our Acne Treatment patients who receive Pico, IPL, or NLite laser.
A Cortisone injection at Skin Works Medical Spa is a quick treatment to rapidly reduce the inflammation of an acne cyst. Healing and reduction of inflammation of the cyst occur immediately or within 24 hours. A small amount of diluted cortisone is injected by a medical professional in office. It’s best to receive immediate treatment for deep acne cyst because scarring or discoloration can occur if left untreated. We inject Cortisone shots only when there is an emergent need. Acne treatment is a journey and we do not recommend shortcuts. We do not offer stand-alone cortisone shots to the public, but if you are already an acne treatment patient at Skin Works, using one of our laser treatments like IPL, Pico, Fractional CO2, Erbium, or Nlite Laser, you can receive 10 FREE cortisone shots up to 3 months after your last laser treatment.
A skillful medical professional will insert a tiny needle with medical precision near or in the bump to inject a dilute cortisone solution. The procedure only takes a few minutes and reduces inflammation quickly, resulting in keloid scars or pimples that become smaller and less noticeable within hours of the injection.
Will my bump go away completely after a cortisone shot?
Yes. The bump at the treatment site should recede and become completely flat in less than 24 hours. If you live in Torrance, Redondo Beach, or South Bay Los Angeles, get in touch with Skin Works Medical Spa and find out the ultimate solutions for your acne problems.
Can I use cortisone shots regularly?
While it may be tempting to get cortisone shots regularly, cortisone shots should only be received when you cannot extract the contents of the bump as excessive use of them may cause possible side effects. For example, if you have a pimple come up right before a special event and need to get rid of it or if a pimple is causing pain and swelling, then treatment would be warranted.
Who can get a cortisone shot?
If you have a pimple that you cannot treat at home or keloid scarring that is new or years old, then a cortisone shot may be right for you! However, we use cortisone shots for pain relief and treating inflammation as well.
Who cannot receive a cortisone shot?
Cortisone shots are only effective for pimples when you cannot “pop” them. These pimples do not head into a bump and are cystic in nature. Unless a medical professional injects cortisone shots, you will have to wait for these swollen acne pimples to shrink on their own.
We do not use cortisone shots on bumps that we can easily treat with a facial or remove by extraction. Prior to the procedure, do not manipulate or pick at the treatment areas, as this may delay treatment. Let your medical professional know if you have recently undergone a cosmetic procedure.
Are there any risks?
Rarely, a divot or indentation can occur and cause a sunken appearance when too much cortisone is injected; however, if this occurs, it will resolve within a few weeks to several months.
How much time will I need to recover after a cortisone shot?
You should not need any time to recover. You will typically notice the swelling go down immediately.
Can I wear makeup after my cortisone shot?
Before applying makeup, clean the injection site with a normal facial cleanser. Wait at least a few hours before applying makeup to the treatment area.