Waking up with deep pimples that hurt is a frustrating experience. There is no ‘popping’ these big guys, and it can seem as though topical spot treatments don’t do a thing when it comes to pimples that hurt. Thankfully, there is a fast option for treating pimples that hurt, no matter what day of the week they show up!
Clear Clinic is open seven days a week for walk-in cortisone shots. A cortisone shot is a tiny injection, which released an anti-inflammatory medication directly into the painful acne bumps. These pimples that hurt are caused by inflammation of the skin, as a result of congregating acne bacteria on the skin. By decreasing the inflammation quickly, it can offer fast relief of pimples that hurt.
Cortisone shots are covered by most insurance companies and take only a couple of minutes to perform. Most acne responds to a cortisone shot within 24 hours, though you will likely notice that painful pimples will begin to feel better just a few hours after the cortisone shot.
Pimples that hurt should be evaluated by a dermatologist or dermatology PA, as sometimes a bump may seem like a pimple, but it is actually an infection of the skin.