the technical name for this method is Corticosteroid injections, peoples call
them cortisone injection, cyst injections or steroid shots. Cortisone is a
hormone produced as a results of inflammation. This hormone is injected
straight in to the inflamed area of nodules or cysts in order to facilitate the
healing processes of acne lesion. Usually the procedure is conducted in your
decrease inflammation too quickly, mostly within a week following treatment. It
also minimises the likelihood of developing acne scarring. Majority of
dermatologists do not prescribe cortisone for mild forms of pimples.
cortisone injection is used for the treatment of nodular and cystic acne that
are resistant to other forms of acne medication. The treatment can be painful if the cyst is
susceptible to touch. Under such circumstance, anesthetic can be used in order
to minimise the pain.
Side effects of
cortisone shots are usually carry out using needles, that are hardly visible when placed in the
skin. Nevertheless, it is commonly not more painful than the pain related with
the cyst itself. The followings are some of the common side effects associated
temporary groove in the area of the injection (atrophy).
hypopigmentation or discoloration of the skin at the
Sweating and insomnia - This is uncommon side effects.
Minimise localized inflammation
The rapid start of the medication's action
Minimal side effects.
can prevent the activation and recruitment of immune cells in order to stop the
process of inflammation. After the treatment, cysts and nodules will disappear
within short period of time. Although it takes a few weeks for acne to
completely disappear, most patients see results within days after treatment.
is not anti pain, but they reduce inflammation. When it is done properly, they
are effective and safe method of acne control. Unlike systemic drugs,
cortisone doesn't cause significant internal problem since it is injected
How cortisone administered?
The area is anesthetized by ethyl chloride.
The needle then is inserted into the skin and the
solution is ejected.
The needle then is withdrawn.
A sterile bandage is used to clean the surface.
woman and diabetic patients should explain their condition to the dermatologist
before beginning the treatment.
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