At Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics, we effectively perform Kenalog injections for inflamed and cystic lesions.
- Kenalog injections quickly reduce large bumps below the surface of the skin.
- Visible results within 4-8 hours
- Is a strong and safe way to treat acne cysts without damaging the skin
- Can help prevent scarring from deep cystic acne
Kenalog injections are not meant to work as a preventive treatment for acne breakouts. These injections are used to target, manage, and treat difficult acne and acne lesions.
How Kenalog Injections Work
Kenalog’s active ingredient, Triamcinolone, is a medication that has strong anti-inflammatory properties. When this is injected into the acne, it automatically reduces the redness and inflammation and flattens the lesion, so the skin begins to heal instantly. Unlike topical steroids, these injections reduce the chance of thinning the skin surface and remedy the issue faster.
During the treatment, the cyst will be cleaned before injections are administered through a very fine needle so there is minimal discomfort during treatment. Patients may ask for a topical numbing cream to ensure optimal comfort. The session takes a few minutes and there is no downtime. Patients can receive these injections every 4-8 weeks if needed.
Who is a good candidate?
Individuals with a history of Triamcinolone allergy or active skin infection should not receive Kenalog injections. Those living with painful cystic acne can often benefit from this treatment. To determine if this treatment option is right for you, a consultation with one of our skin experts will be needed.
You can expect cysts to start shrinking within 4-8 hours after injection. Results will continue to improve over the next several days. These injections can also help to prevent scarring from deep cystic acne.
Summary Of FemiLift
20 min, depending on number of cysts
Avoid touching the treated area immediately after treatment
Most lesions heal after treatment