Remedy for Damaged Skin Caused by Steroid Cream?
- Asked by JonJuanJovi in Toronto, Canada
- 4 years ago
About 7 years ago, I was told by a dermatologist to use a steroid cream to help with uneven skin tone on my cheeks. I applied it all over my face and as a result have extremely thin skin now.
My face looks like a deflated ball. My skin is very loose, stretchy and heavily creased when I make facial expressions. Is there any way I can thicken my skin and regain it's natural appearance, texture and firmness? All help is greatly appreciated.
There has been some work, way back in 1985 by Leydan, that using an alpha-hydroxy acid such as Lac-Hydrin prevented some of the atrophy associated with topical steroid use. You might try that.
Usually stopping the topical steroid squelches this problem, but I see in your case it has not.
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