Medicated Injections

At the Advanced Acne Institute, our doctors discuss rapid treatment options for patients with large or painful breakouts.

Medicated Injections to Treat Isolated Breakouts
Sometimes a large or painful pimple or cyst may erupt causing significant discomfort. This type of breakout may require more immediate treatment than topical or oral medications can provide. In these cases, the use of medicated injections containing cortisone is very helpful. The result of this type of treatment is usually very fast, causing the breakout to shrink and melt away quickly. While this treatment is very helpful for isolated breakouts, it does not prevent future breakouts and is not useful as a comprehensive acne treatment.