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Acne Injection

Injections for Acne


Understanding Acne Injections

Acne injections are a targeted treatment used to reduce the severity of acne lesions, particularly cystic acne. These injections contain corticosteroids, which help to rapidly reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing process. Acne injections are particularly effective for treating large, painful cysts and nodules that do not respond well to topical treatments.

How Steroid Injections Work for Severe Acne

Corticosteroid injections, also known as intralesional steroid injections, work by delivering a potent anti-inflammatory medication directly into the acne lesion. This medication reduces swelling, redness, and pain, allowing the lesion to heal more quickly. Here’s how the process works

  • Rapid Reduction of Inflammation: The corticosteroid in the injection reduces inflammation, which helps to flatten the acne lesion and reduce discomfort.
  • Prevention of Scarring: By reducing the size and severity of the acne lesion, these injections help to minimize the risk of scarring.
  • Quick Relief: Most patients experience significant improvement within 24 to 48 hours after the injection, making it an ideal solution for those seeking rapid relief from severe acne.

Benefits of Shots for Acne Relief in Los Angeles

  • Fast-Acting: Provides rapid relief from painful, inflamed acne lesions.
  • Minimally Invasive: A quick and relatively painless procedure with minimal discomfort.
  • Prevents Scarring: Helps to reduce the risk of permanent scarring by quickly reducing the size and severity of acne lesions.
  • Effective for Severe Acne: Particularly beneficial for treating cystic and nodular acne that does not respond to other treatments.

The Acne Injection Procedure at Cupid Lips

  1. Consultation: Your treatment begins with a thorough consultation with Dr. Ben Talei and our expert team. We will assess your skin, discuss your acne concerns, and determine if acne injections are the right treatment for you.
  2. Treatment Plan: Based on your consultation, a personalized treatment plan will be developed to address your specific acne issues.
  3. Injection Process: During the procedure, a fine needle is used to inject the corticosteroid directly into the acne lesion. The procedure is quick and typically involves minimal discomfort.
  4. Aftercare: Post-treatment care instructions are provided to ensure optimal results and a smooth recovery. You may be advised to avoid certain skincare products or treatments that could irritate the treated area.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Most patients notice a significant reduction in inflammation and size of the acne lesion within 24 to 48 hours after the injection.

Common side effects may include temporary redness, tenderness, or slight skin thinning at the injection site. These effects usually subside within a few days.

The frequency of acne injections depends on the severity of your acne and your response to treatment. Dr. Talei will provide guidance on the appropriate treatment schedule during your consultation.

Yes, acne injections can be part of a comprehensive acne treatment plan that includes topical treatments, oral medications, and other therapies.

Contact Cupid Lips in West Hollywood for Acne Injections

If you’re struggling with severe acne and seeking effective treatment, contact Cupid Lips in West Hollywood today. Dr. Ben Talei and our experienced team are dedicated to providing personalized care and exceptional results. Call us now to schedule your consultation and discover the benefits of our advanced acne injection treatments.