I got white spots on my sidewalls of my nose from too frequent steroid injections. I have asked this question before an every doctor said the loss of pigment will not improve? Is there seriously anything at all I can do to improve it?? Even a vitiligo topical? Anything ??? This will be very disappointing
Rhinoplasty Steroid Injections?
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Steroid Injections After Rhinoplasty and Skin Hypopigmentation
The skin hypopigmentation may improve with time, but this is always a risk with steroid injections. I personally do not inject steroids after rhinoplasty. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com
Skin color changes after rhinoplasty
Hopefully this may improve over time. I do not know of any treatment that will significantly change the course. I am wary of steroid injections for this reason. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
Hypopigmentation Following Steroid Injection
You might want to consult with a dermatologist. They may have some additional options along the lines of topical tar preparations that have helped some people in the past. I have even heard of people trying topical Latisse in an attempt to darken the skin. The bottom line is that hypo pigmentation can be permanent. It might be worth a try to you, though.
Web reference: http://www.drhilinski.com
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Hypopigmentation after steroid injections into the nose
White spots or hypopigmentation as a result of steroid injections is a difficult problem to treat. If they are recent injections, the negative side effects may ware off with time and no treatment at all. I have performed repeated subcutaneous washings with saline injections to dilute any potential retained collections of the steroid. I only have anecdotal data that this works though.
Steroids and pigmenation issues
I fyou ahve developed hypopigmentation on your nose after steroid injections, the only treatment I know of would be local tattooing to blend the color.
Hypo-pigmentation after steroid injections
As far as I know, there is nothing really clinically proven to bring the pigment back once the skin has lost its natural pigmentation.
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