Cyst Injections

Cyst injections are a remedy for cysts, a common skin condition that can appear as lumps anywhere on the body and are typically painless unless ruptured or irritated. They have a variety of causes that include infection, clogged glands or irritation from a foreign object.

There are two ways a medical professional can help with cysts. A dermatologist can drain a cyst for temporary relief, or cysts can be treated with cortisone injections for more permanent results. Such treatments are called cyst injections.

Intralesional corticosteroid injections, or cortisone injections, are the most popular and most effective treatment for cysts. A specialist will directly inject the cyst with a dosage of cortisone. The cortisone works quickly to reduce swelling to effectively heal the area.

This method of treatment decreases the risk of scarring, but can cause temporary atrophy and skin depressions, which may disappear over time.

If you have a cyst that you’re ready to get treated, consult the dermatology specialists at the Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale today (480) 596-1110.

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