What Is Kenalog?
Kenalog is not your typical aesthetic injectable. This injectable is a medication used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, auto-immune disorders, and cystic acne. At Launa Stone, we just Kenalog for the treatment of painful cystic acne. This injectable treatment contains triamcinolone, which reduces swelling and redness to allow the skin to heal from cystic acne more quickly.
What Is This Treatment Used for?
Cystic acne is the most severe type of acne, which develops cysts that develop deep beneath the skin layer. Cysts form as a combination of a pore clogged with bacteria and oil; however, unlike regular acne, the cysts develop under the skin and are very difficult to treat. Many people find cystic acne exceptionally painful.
This injectable treatment works by reducing the swelling of the skin tissue. Triamcinolone is a common ingredient used for the medical treatment of acne. By reducing the swelling, other medications can be used to address the bacteria in cystic acne, which will then allow your skin to heal. The bacteria of cystic acne can be especially challenging to reach with topical medications because the cyst is so deep beneath the skin surface; however, a direct injection makes it easier to address this bacteria.
What Results Can You Expect?
It will take a few days before you will notice significant results from this injectable treatment. However, the results of this treatment will last up to three weeks at a time, which means you will be able to benefit from longer-lasting results than what can be achieved with topical acne treatments. Because cystic acne is so difficult to treat and because healing from cystic acne can create swelling that makes it easier to scar, the long-lasting effects of this injectable treatment are especially important.
Who Are Good Candidates?
In general, this injectable treatment can be used by anyone who needs precise anti-inflammatory and healing in a specific area of the skin. Most commonly, this means that people who use this injectable are those who want to treat cystic acne or other skin disorders. We will be able to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment when you attend a consultation appointment.
Contact us today!
Kenalog is best for those who have difficult cystic acne. By using the right injectable treatment, you can achieve your aesthetic goals and support the overall health of your skin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.