A cortisone shot is an injection of an anti-inflammatory product (kenalog) that instantly reduces pimples, ingrown hairs, cyst and/or keloid scars.
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As soon as Cortisone is injected, the treated area immediate begins to slowly decrease in size, until it disappears. Typically a pimple or ingrown hair will resolve within 24-72 hours post treatment.
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Cortisone immediately takes down inflammation, so a small amount of cortisone solution will be diluted and injected using a tiny needle directly into the area(s) of concern to reduce the size.
Within a few hours, the injected site should begin reducing in size. Results will ultimately take up to one week.
Anyone who has a cystic pimple or ingrown hair. Those with keloid scars are also potential candidates for cortisone shots.
Cortisone shots are only for pimples, the kind that CANNOT be extracted; The ones that have no “head” and are cystic. Cortisone cannot be used for whiteheads or black heads. If you are using Retin-A or Accutane, you may not receive a Cortisone shot.
While rare and unlikely, if too much cortisone is injected, a divot or indentation can occur giving a sunken appearance. This does, however, resolve within a few weeks to several months time.
No, typically the swelling or size of the area immediately begins to retract.
NO. It is recommended that you wait a few hours before applying makeup to the treated area. It is advised that you clean the area with normal face cleanser and water before applying makeup.
Yes, within 5-7 days your treated area will recede.
While tempting to get cortisone shots regularly, it is recommended that cortisone shots be received only when absolutely needed, like if you have a pimple come up right before a special event.
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