Intralesional Corticosteroid Injection
Steroids are powerful anti-inflammatory agents used to control severe cystic or nodular acne. Some cystic acne may become severely large,inflamed, and painful. With this type of acne, you may benefit from the immediate control of the surrounding swelling and inflammation with an anti-inflammatory agent such as diluted steroids, which can be injected into just the inflamed nodule. This lessens the inflammation and the cause of pain and swelling and promotes healing. Such an intralesional steroid injection works by “melting” the cyst over a period of 3 to 5 days.
Is there any side effect of steroid injection into cystic acne lesions?
None, in the hand of Dr. Shafa, an experienced doctor since
- a minute amount of diluted steroids will be injected into acne lesions
- Shafa not only has decades of experience with all types of injections but she also always uses only in manufacture diluted brand steroids (and not generic) to avoid the unwanted outcome of acne steroid injection.
You may have heard or read a long list of possible side effect of steroids. This medication which can be administered topically, orally or injected in many types of skin lesions with the best localized effect of this drug. Steroids, in general, are life saver in medicine while simultaneously having a lot of unwanted side effects. The effectiveness of your treatment depends on the dose and duration of steroid use.
If you are suffering from acne, feel free to call us to make an appointment to see Dr. Shafa. During your appointment, Dr. Shafa will evaluate your skin as well as overall health. After the type and cause of acne is diagnosed, Dr. Shafa will explain the variety of treatment options best suited to your needs and help select the best regimen for you and your skin. If you have questions prior to your visit, please do not hesitate to ask here.