Cortisone Injections for Acne Bumps and Scars
While non-threatening, acne breakouts can lead to a compromise in your self-esteem. If you have experienced on-going breakouts, then it may be time to consider a solution. Many times topical medicines alone cannot work their magic on deep tissue acne. However, Cortisone injections are an exciting option that can combat acne formation deeper than the surface of the skin. Contact us at Derm.ca Dermatology & Esthetics in Calgary to learn more about how these injections for acne bumps and scars can help you.
How Does Cortisone Work?
Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory compound that is also naturally produced in the body. The primary cause for acne cysts to appear red, painful and angry is due to swelling. Cortisone shots can help improve these symptoms within 24 hours. However, it is important that you continue with other antibiotic medications while getting injections for acne bumps and scars as cortisone does not kill bacteria.
Why Does It Not Work On Regular Pimples?
Cortisone shots are designed to shrink the swollen walls of an acne cyst. The pus present in pimples can cause cortisone to dilute and make it ineffective. These injections for acne bumps and scars can be used on the face, back and neck to subside acne cysts that are larger than a quarter of an inch.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Cortisone Injections?
Anyone looking to decrease the visibility of acne bumps and scars may consider this exciting, safe, and effective treatment option. Women who are pregnant or suspect they may be should inform our team prior to your treatment.
Schedule A Consultation
Get in touch with us at Derm.ca Dermatology & Esthetics in Calgary today to understand more about cortisone injections. We can help you look your best so you can feel your best. We look forward to hearing from you!