Many patients present to the Clear Clinic looking for a “quick fix” in the days before an important meeting or a first date. They have tried at-home spot treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These treatments can be helpful, but are often not enough to eliminate the pimple swiftly. They may sometimes leave irritation on the skin, which can be more difficult to cover than the acne lesion itself.
Acne specialists at the Clear Clinic leave same-day appointments available for last minute acne emergencies like this. A small, relatively painless, injection of a medication called triamcinolone (aka “cortisone injection”) can be used to decrease the appearance of the unwanted acne lesion in just 24 hours. This is a fast and effective treatment that is covered by most insurance plans.