When cysts develop under the skin, they can be painful and look red or inflamed. If the cyst is small, not growing, and not bothersome, it can simply be monitored, as they usually are not dangerous. If a small cyst becomes inflamed, your healthcare provider may inject it with a steroid drug to reduce swelling. Enter our add-on service, cortisone injections, which can reduce the size, elevation, and tenderness of cysts!
Cysts are slow-growing, protein-filled, domed yellow or white masses that can easily move under the skin. There are many types of cysts. Sebaceous cysts can be found all over the body, except the palms and soles. Squeezing reveals puncta (small dome-shaped projections). You can squeeze out the liquid (sebum) inside this hole. Sebaceous cysts are usually harmless and rarely become malignant (cancerous).
These injections, designed with synthetic hormones, are used to minimize the appearance of cysts. Used for short-term relief of inflammation and shrinking large cysts. Injections can be used on the face and body. Our SKIN FIVE providers work on the entire face and neck area, including the hairline and under the chin area, with up to 4 cysts in one session. Our patients report immediate results with maximum results in 24 hours.
This treatment is usually reserved for soft, swollen acne lumps and cysts that don’t respond to typical acne treatments. It is very effective at shrinking nodules and cysts. Shots injected directly into acne cysts or nodules usually contain small amounts of steroids such as triamcinolone (Kenalog), a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Although this procedure is quick and effective, it has potential side effects. These include:
It may take several weeks for the cyst or nodule to heal on its own. Steroid injections can reduce swelling, redness, and pain in a few days.
After injecting the reducing agent, the injection site may become red. There is no downtime after the treatment, so you can return to your daily routine as soon as you finish. The speed at which results are seen varies from patient to patient, depending on the size, stage, and size of the cyst. Multiple injections can be given in one session, each injection in a different area. If you inject in the same place, you should wait about 6 weeks between injections. These injections are intended for the occasional treatment of specific cysts and nodules. It is not intended to be a regular part of your acne treatment or skincare routine.
We recommend one 15 minute session as a single service or as an add-on to any other face services.
Our patients report immediate results with maximum results in 24 hours.
At SKIN FIVE, we provide best in class treatment rooms equipped with complimentary wi-fi so you can plug into your favorite playlist or chat it up with our provider. Or both. You choose.
Wear comfortable clothing. On any special oral or topical medications? Just let us know when you schedule your appointment, and we will let you know how to prep.
For anyone needing that quick fix for cysts and wanting immediate relief. We can schedule a single session or add-on this service onto most face service sessions. Before any treatment, our SKIN FIVE providers perform a full face assessment to learn about your concerns and design a treatment plan to deliver results.
SKIN FIVE offers a unique discount program called HIGH FIVE membership. Members receive a 15% discount on all packages and products, as well as select services, while their membership is active.
Most of our patients report that this treatment does not hurt. At first, some patients feel uncomfortable with the prick of the needle and some might feel some soreness in treated areas with possible redness, swelling, or bruising. Concerned with any issues? Just ask us.
"We often recommend cortisone injections for acne because they can provide rapid and dramatic relief for patients who are struggling with stubborn, inflamed cystic acne. Cortisone injections work by quickly reducing inflammation and swelling in the affected area, which can help to minimize the appearance of the acne and speed up the healing process.: