Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Happens To The Material In An Acne Cyst After It Is Injected With Steroids

Share
Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


3

3
Is it safe to inject cortisone on a acne cyst located on the nose that was previously operated on (rhinoplasty) ?

Is it safe to inject cortisone on a acne cyst located on the nose that was previously operated on (rhinoplasty) ?

Nasal cortisone shot: Injecting cortisone for an acne cyst on the nose is safe after rhinoplasty, as long as you have healed sufficiently. Cortisone concentrations for acne injections are typically low, so that the risk of complications such as skin atrophy are minimized. If your dermatologist has any doubt about the safety of the injection, he should consult with your rhinoplasty surgeon before injecting. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Hi I have been on steroids for 6 months I just stopped about 3 months ago I developed reali bad cystic acne I never had acne my whole life ?

Hi I have been on steroids for 6 months I just stopped about 3 months ago I developed reali bad cystic acne I never had acne my whole life  ?

What steroids?: Hi. Were you taking anabolic steroids or anti-inflammatory steroids (like prednisone)? There is more of a risk of cystic acne with anabolic steroids, but there is a risk with prednisone too. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is there anything short of steroids that will eliminate my acne, including cystic acne on my face and chest?

Is there anything short of steroids that will eliminate my acne, including cystic acne on my face and chest?

Strategic Prevention: Hello, It's no accident they call it "proactiv" While the treatment may not work for many people, the idea is correct. This condition requires a highly strategic approach to ensure a patient gets from point A to point B. Just a head's up, quick tips can work for a few days and then later cause a deepened sense of hopelessness. Only 400 characters here, just a heads up. -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How many mg of a corticosteroid is the maximum amount that a dermatologist can inject to treat facial cystic acne?

How many mg of a corticosteroid is the maximum amount that a dermatologist can inject to treat facial cystic acne?

We use 2.5mg/cc: Yes...We use 2.5mg/cc and inject between a 1/2 to 1 cc depending on the size of the cyst....But the concentration will vary a little depending on which steroid you use. We use traimcinolone acetonide. There is no real maximum concentration but if you use too strong of a concentration or inject too large of a volume you can cause steroid atrophy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?

My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?

Clobetasol Cream: No. Not only is clobetasol cream not an anti-acne cream, but it's way too strong to be used on the face, even when being used for the indicated conditions of eczema and psoriasis. Common topical medications used on the face are epiduo, or ziana, or acanya or retin a (tretinoin) which are all prescription. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,402 doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more