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Acne Cyst Injection

Effective Acne Cyst Injection Treatment

Are you struggling with painful and stubborn acne cysts or epidermoid cysts? At Dr. Derme, we offer specialised acne cyst injection treatments that provide quick and targeted relief. Whether you have an upcoming special occasion or simply want clearer skin, our expert team is here to help. Book your consultation today to start your journey towards healthier skin.

from £125*

Procedure Time

5 minutes

Results

Reduce redness and size

Back to work

Immediately

Time To Work

24 - 48 hours*

Numbing

Not required

Recommend

Often once

What are acne cyst injections?

Acne cyst injection treatment involves injecting corticosteroid medication directly into the cyst, helping to reduce inflammation and shrink the cyst effectively. This minimally invasive procedure offers quick relief and can help prevent further complications, making it an ideal solution for unexpected spots before important events like weddings.

Non-surgical

A non-invasive treatment option that avoids the risks associated with cyst removal surgery.

Effective

Proven to effectively reduce the size and appearance of acne cysts and epidermoid cysts.

Minimal Downtime

Quick recovery with minimal disruption to your daily routine. Ideal for treating surprise spots before special occasions.

Before and after

What can acne cyst injections treat?

Acne Cysts

Acne cysts are angry, pus-filled lesions that develop deep within the skin. They are a severe form of acne, often painful, and can lead to scarring if not treated properly. These cysts form when the pores become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, causing an infection that penetrates deeper layers of the skin.

Epidermoid Cysts

Epidermoid cysts, often referred to simply as skin cysts, are lumps beneath the skin. They are filled with keratin, a protein found in skin cells, and usually develop from swollen hair follicles or skin trauma. These cysts are typically painless and grow slowly, but they can become red and tender if infected.

Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous cysts are small, bumps beneath the skin, typically filled with a white, oily substance called sebum. They can develop due to blocked sebaceous glands. Generally painless, they can become inflamed or infected, causing discomfort and redness. They are slow-growing and often harmless.

Acne Cyst Injection Treatment in Birmingham

How long does it take for a acne cyst injection to work?

A steroid injection for acne cysts typically starts to work within 24 to 48 hours. This quick response helps reduce inflammation, redness, and pain associated with acne cysts. Generally, one injection is sufficient, but in some cases, additional injections may be required. The results can last several weeks, often leading to significant improvement or complete resolution of the cyst. This treatment is effective for shrinking both acne cysts and epidermoid cysts, ensuring clearer skin for special occasions like weddings.

Acne Cyst Injection Treatment in Birmingham

How long does it take for a acne cyst injection to work?

A steroid injection for acne cysts typically starts to work within 24 to 48 hours. This quick response helps reduce inflammation, redness, and pain associated with acne cysts. Generally, one injection is sufficient, but in some cases, additional injections may be required. The results can last several weeks, often leading to significant improvement or complete resolution of the cyst. This treatment is effective for shrinking both acne cysts and epidermoid cysts, ensuring clearer skin for special occasions like weddings.

Are acne cyst injections painful?

The procedure for getting a steroid injection for acne is generally not very painful. Most patients report feeling only a mild pinch or slight discomfort during the injection. The injection contains local anaesthetic to minimise any pain. After the injection, there might be minor soreness at the injection site, but this typically subsides quickly. The benefits of the injection, such as reduced inflammation and faster healing, usually outweigh any temporary discomfort. 

What to expect during your acne cyst consultation?

Your acne cyst consultation will be conducted by our expert dermatology doctor. Our doctor will assess your acne cyst, determine the most suitable treatment, and answer any questions you may have about your skin. If acne cyst injections are the best treatment, the procedure can be performed on the same day. Rest assured, all our clinics adhere to safety standards monitored by the General Medical Council and we are insured by Cosmetic Insure.

Three simple steps to start your journey

Contact us

Make a no obligation enquiry on our website. You can attach photos for our doctors to asses so we recommend the best treatment options.

You can also WhatsApp us or call us directly on 0800 009 6109We are here to help you every step of the way.

Your Consultation

Visit your Dr.Derme clinic and meet your specialist for a consultation. During the visit, we will:

        • Complete assessment of your skin
        • Explain your best treatment options
        • Discuss the treatment or procedure
        • Answer all your questions

Your Treatment

Start your acne cyst treatment at Birmingham's leading skin clinic. Following the treatment, we provide will all the aftercare advice to get the best results. We are here for you with any follow-up queries:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS​

How we treat acne, epidermoid and sebaceous cysts?

Our clinic specialises in non-invasive treatments to reduce the size and discomfort of cysts. Our approach includes:

  • Precise injection therapy to target cysts directly, promoting quick reduction and relief.
  • Comprehensive skincare plans tailored to prevent recurrence and improve overall skin health.
  • Expert advice on post-treatment care to maintain results and prevent further outbreaks.
 The number of steroid injections needed for acne cysts generally depends on the severity and response to treatment. Typically, one injection per cyst is sufficient to reduce inflammation and promote healing. According to medical literature, a single corticosteroid injection can significantly reduce the size and pain of an acne cyst within 24 to 48 hours. However, some patients may require additional injections if the cysts are particularly large or if new cysts develop. For persistent or recurring cysts, follow-up treatments might be necessary.

For personalised advice and treatment options, it’s best to book a consultation with our docotor. At Dr. Derme, we offer comprehensive care for acne cysts, including tailored injection treatments.

The results of steroid injections for acne cysts typically last for several weeks to a few months. These injections work quickly, often reducing inflammation and size of the cyst within 24 to 48 hours. However, the duration of effectiveness can vary depending on individual skin response and the severity of the acne.

According to medical literature, while one injection is often sufficient for immediate relief, the long-term duration of clear skin depends on other factors, including ongoing skincare routines and the presence of new acne cysts. For persistent or recurring acne, additional treatments or maintenance injections might be necessary to keep cysts at bay.

For a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your skin’s needs, book a consultation with Dr. Derme.

Steroid injections for acne cysts can be effective but may come with side effects. Common side effects include skin thinning, where the injected area becomes slightly depressed, and skin lightening, particularly in people with darker skin tones.
 
There can also be temporary redness or irritation at the injection site. While the procedure is generally not painful, some people might experience mild discomfort. There is a small risk of infection at the injection site.

Acne cyst injections can sometimes lead to skin thinning and atrophy, which may appear as depressions or indentations in the skin. This thinning of the skin can be mistaken for scarring. Additionally, the injection process can occasionally lead to temporary changes in skin texture and colour, contributing to the appearance of scars. However, the injections themselves are not directly responsible for creating traditional acne scars, which typically result from the natural healing process of severe acne lesions.

After receiving a steroid injection for an acne cyst, follow these tips to ensure optimal healing and minimise potential side effects:

  1. Avoid Touching the Area: Refrain from touching, pressing, or picking at the injection site. This helps prevent infection and irritation.

  2. Keep the Area Clean: Gently cleanse the treated area with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water. Avoid using harsh soaps or exfoliants that can irritate the skin.

  3. Monitor for Side Effects: Be aware of any side effects such as skin thinning, discolouration, or discomfort. Contact the clinic if you notice any unusual changes or if the treated area becomes painful.

  4. Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect the treated area from direct sunlight by using sunscreen or wearing a hat. Steroid-treated skin can be more sensitive to UV rays.

  5. Follow Up: Schedule a follow-up appointment with the clinic to assess the treatment’s effectiveness and discuss any concerns.

By following these steps, you can help ensure a smooth recovery and effective treatment of your acne cyst. If you have any concerns or questions, always reach out to us for personalised advice.