QUICK FACTS

CONCERNS: Inflamed and cystic acne lesions
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types – consultation required
TREATMENT PREP: Nothing needed to prep treatment area.
TREATMENT TIME: 15-minute appointment
COURSE OF TREATMENT: Follow up as needed.
RESULTS SEEN: Typically 2-3 days.
REPEAT: As needed 4 weeks apart

What Are Kenalog Injections?

At MDSkin , we safely and effectively perform steroid (Kenalog) injections into inflamed and cystic acne lesions.  This works to decrease the large “bump” that is below the surface of the skin and to minimize the risks of scarring.  Kenalog injections are performed only by our trained medical team and are a safe and effective way to treat inflamed acne for many patients.

Who Can Benefit From Kenalog Injections?

If you are living with painful and cystic acne, you may benefit from this treatment.  Those with an active skin infection or those with a history of triamcinolone allergy should not receive Kenalog injections.  Through a consultation with one of our MDSkin experts, we will be able to determine if this treatment option is right for you.

How Do Kenalog Injections Work?

Kenalog injections can be used to correct acne cysts. Unlike topical steroids, Kenalog injections reduce the chance of thinning the skin surface and remedy the issue faster.  During treatment, the cyst will be cleaned, and the Kenalog will be injected into your skin lesion using a fine needle. The dose of the injection will vary depending on the size and type of the lesion being treated.  Patients are able to receive these injections every 4-8 weeks if needed.

Why Does MDSkin Offer Kenalog Injections?

If you experience cystic acne, it can be emotionally demanding and can lead to poor self-esteem, isolation, and even depression.  At MDSkin we want our patients to love their skin and feel confident in it. By offering Kenalog injections, we have a treatment that targets cystic acne to help our patients achieve clearer skin. Cystic acne is difficult to treat.  Not many medications help with cystic acne. MDSkin stays on top of the latest treatments and advancements in all things skin-related, including cystic acne. By offering Kenalog Injections we can continue to provide safe, effective, and quality care to all of our patients.

What Can Be Expected After Kenalog Injections?

Kenalog injections are the quickest way to address cystic acne, with most cysts shrinking within 4-8 hours after injection.  Results will then continue to improve for the next several days. Kenalog injections can also help to prevent scarring from deep cystic acne.

QUICK FACTS

CONCERNS: Inflamed and cystic acne lesions
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types – consultation required
TREATMENT PREP: Nothing needed to prep treatment area.
TREATMENT TIME: 15-minute appointment
COURSE OF TREATMENT: Follow up as needed.
RESULTS SEEN: Typically 2-3 days.
REPEAT: As needed 4 weeks apart