During the award season, its easy to notice that none of the celebrities have acne on their skin when they walk the red carpet. While prevention of acne is the key to clear skin, they certainly must have some celebrity acne secret for dealing with those unwanted pimples that come up on the day of a big event. Dr. Schweiger explains that, “The best celebrity acne secret is actually something that anyone can do. Celebrities all have a trusted dermatologist who they can visit on the day of a big event, in order to have a cortisone injection.”
A cortisone injection is a tiny shot directly into the pimple. It doesn’t hurt (it feels like a tiny pinch) and does not make you look worse before it starts helping. The injection contains an anti-inflammatory medication called triamcinolone, which quickly flattens out the pimple by decreasing the inflammation in the skin. In most cases, the pimple will be flat within 24 hours after it is treated. Clear Clinic reserves appointments for walk-in cortisone injections, since we know that unwanted pimples are not the type of thing you can plan for! Additionally, we are even open on weekends, in order to provide this service to patients who have a pimple pop up on the day of a big event.