Can I treat depressed skin after rhinoplasty kenalog 40 injection?
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Depressed Skin After Kenalog
Always a bit hard to comment on these types of things without seeing the actual issue in person. Even photos sometimes don't do justice to the problem. Having said that, in general terms, there are a number of ways to fill depressions in the nose. Probably your easiest bet is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler. I usually like Voluma for my non-surgical "liquid rhinoplasties", but given that you've had a recent rhinoplasty, I'd favour Volbella. While these aren't permanent, we know from experience that in the nose fillers tend to last longer than usual; after a few top-ups, you might not need more filler at all in the future. A more permanent option would be using your own tissue, such as a crushed cartilage graft, to help fill the depression using rhinoplasty techniques.
I would advise that you speak to your surgeon (and possibly one or two others) and get an idea of your options.
Best of luck!
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Depressed skin, kenalog
Skin depression after kanlog in rhinoplasty
- Shrinking of the soft tissues after a Kenlog injection is a relatively rare, but very frustrating side effect of treatment.
- Doctors use Kenlog to reduce swelling or soften firm areas, and sometimes is has too much effect and causes and indent.
- These areas can improve over time-- months more longer
- I there fore recommend a filler injection such as Juverderm that may last 18 months or so
- It may help correct the area and by the time it wears away, some soft tissue re growth may have occurred
- You doctor is likely nearly as frsutrated by this as you are
- good luck, and I expect over time you will be OK
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