What is it?
Acne, or more commonly known as pimples, are often painful, unsightly and takes many days to heal. In severe cases of acne breakouts, cystic acne often forms and these are usually large and deep-seated inflammation in the skin which if not treated early enough, can lead to delayed healing with hyperpigmented acne marks or at times even results in irreversible scarring of the skin.
The quantity of steroid that is injected into each acne lesion is very minimal, reducing the potential side effects of steroids such as skin atrophy, hypopigmentation and telangiectasia.
What can it address?
- Cystic acne
- Large, deep-seated and painful acne lesions
Where can it target?
- Anywhere on the face and body
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon will I see the effect?
The anti-inflammatory effect of the medication kicks in almost immediately upon injection. The acne cystic lesion will gradually heal within 1 to 2 days.
How often can I do this injection?
There is no limit to injecting to new lesions that have formed. However, it is recommended to allow the doctor to advise you on the type of acne lesions that are suitable for this treatment.
What to expect during treatment?
This is a very quick procedure that involves injecting a small volume of medication into the core of the acne cyst.
Minimal pin-point bleeding can often be seen at the end of treatment.
Is there any downtime?
No, there is no downtime to this treatment.
Are there any side effects to this treatment?
The potential side effects of steroids such as skin atrophy, hypopigmentation and telangiectasia (growth of fine blood vessels). However, this occurs very rarely in cases where the individual’s skin has reacted too strongly to the medication.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, for the acne cysts that have already been treated. However, new acne cysts can always form and these will require similar treatments as well.
Therefore, it is important to address the root cause of acne breakouts with medical grade skincare products and appropriate anti-acne laser treatments.
What is the post-treatment care?
- Continue skincare as per usual routine
- Avoid vigorous massage of treated areas
- Avoid taking alcohol on the day of treatment
- Avoid applying makeup to acne areas
What is the estimated price per session?
Depending on the number of lesion(s) to be treated, the price of Acne Injection starts from $60 per lesion.
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