I had a 0.5mm granuloma on R calf injected 2 times 1 month apart. 0.05cc Kenalog 40 was used. Now I see a 5-6cm circle around the lesion with more veins and a slight grey appearance. Can small amount of steroid cause this and is there anything to re build the skin? Can it be permanent?
Mild Skin Atrophy Secondary to Kenalog Injection?
Doctor Answers (1)
At times, there is nothing better than corticosteroid injections to make an inflammatory nodule resolve and surgery would create a permanent scar much larger than the lesion. If subcutaneous atrophy did occur as a result of the steroiod injection, then fat injections can help raise up the skin level. It might take a few treatments.
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