Steroid Injections for Acne Cysts nyc new york ny

Patients with cystic acne can find almost immediate relief of deep acne cysts from a steroid injection directly into the cyst.  In my practice, I use a very dilute solution of Kenalog and place a very small amount of this steroid into a cyst.  The amount of steroid is so small that there is essentially no systemic absorption.  The main side effect of these injections is that fat atrophy can occur if too much steroid is injected resulting in a depression in the skin.  However, this is not a permanent depression and eventually resolves.  The underlying cause of a patient's cystic acne should be investigated and I recommend following up with a board certified dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment as each individual's condition is unique.