How Does a Cortisone Injection Work?

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

Acne is one of the most annoying and difficult parts of life to deal with. It has affected nearly everyone in some way but there are plenty of ways to treat acne, one of which we’ll cover today.

What is acne?

Acne is a condition that has affected most people. It typically occurs during the adolescent years, but it is also common in adults. In many cases, acne can be treated with creams and medications. However, people who have severe acne often require more drastic treatment.

Cortisone injections for acne

If you have been suffering from severe acne, then you should consider contacting Dr. Bobby Buka. Dr. Buka is a cosmetic and general dermatologist in New York City. He offers cortisone injections for acne treatment.

Many people use over-the-counter acne treatments, such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. However, cortisone injections are a lot more effective. It is also important to note that cortisone injections are more effective than the cortisol creams that are available over-the-counter. Inflammation causes acne, and cortisone injections help reduce inflammation.

What is cortisone?

This is a type of steroid that reduces inflammation, which is how it can treat your painful acne.

The cortisone shot is injected directly into the papule or pimple. This procedure is pain-free, and it only takes about one minute to perform.

What to expect after a cortisone injection

You can return to your normal activities after you get this treatment. You can also apply make-up. Your pimple will continue to improve over the next day.

In most cases, the patient’s pimple flattens out completely one day after treatment.

Side effects of a cortisone shot

One of the many great things about cortisone injections is that they come with very few side effects.

You may experience slight irritation in the injection area, but that will usually go away within a day. You may also experience slight hypo-pigmentation in the injection site if you have very dark skin, but that is also a temporary side effect.