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Pimple Shot (Cortisone)

Pimple Shot (Cortisone)

What is it?

A cortisone shot, also known as an intralesional corticosteroid injection, is a medical treatment used to reduce inflammation and promote the rapid healing of certain skin conditions, including pimples, cystic acne, and other inflammatory skin lesions. It’s important to note that cortisone shots are typically reserved for specific cases of severe or cystic acne, not for common, everyday pimples or whiteheads. The decision to use a cortisone shot for acne should be made in consultation with a healthcare professional, who will assess the severity of the acne and recommend appropriate treatments. Overuse of cortisone injections for acne can lead to potential side effects, so it should only be used when necessary. 

How does it interact with skin?

When injected into the skin, it works to suppress inflammation by inhibiting the immune response in the targeted area. Cortisone injections are administered directly into the affected area, ensuring that the medication’s effects are concentrated where they are needed most. This precision minimizes the risk of systemic side effects associated with oral or systemic corticosteroid use. Cortisone is a prescription medication, and misuse or overuse can have adverse effects on the skin and overall health. If you have concerns about acne or pimples, it’s advisable to consult with a medical professional who can provide guidance on the most suitable and effective treatment options for your specific condition.

What’s the downtime?

There is no downtime for this treatment as it is trying to suppress the inflammation immediately, however bruising is always a potential risk when puncturing the skin with needles, which is why a trained medical provider is recommended when these treatments are performed.

How many treatments are needed?

A singular treatment is all that is required for a specific acneic cyst. Cortisone injections are not meant for routine use and should only be employed when necessary, as overuse can lead to potential side effects and complications. 

Treatment Cost


Depending on the medical provider administering the treatment.





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