I have acne issues and developed a HUGE acne cyst on my cheek. I used to get steroid shots for cysts but hadn't in years. My skin used to never scar from acne but within the last four years has done so terribly. I got an appointment with a dermatologist recommended by my general physician to get a steroid shot to shrink the cyst, thinking that if we took care of it ASAP I wouldn't scar. Boy was I wrong. Within three days the cyst disappeared but a HUGE crater developed. It was so deep it was painful to touch. I have lots of scars and I'm in the process of treating them, but this thing horrified me.
I got an appointment to get some filler injected. The dermatologist was sensitive to my needs and suggested Prevelle Silk as it was less expensive than other fillers. I've had other fillers injected in my scars before, but this name was new to me. The dermatologist's assistants slathered on numbing cream and I laid back on the table for it to do its thing. When the dermatologist injected the stuff, there was no pain, which was wonderful. He told me he used a lot in the huge scar and used the rest in random scars on my face. I looked in the hand mirror and, under those terrible, hateful lights, I thought he did the best he could do. The huge crater did seem to be filled in, and it definitely was not painfully sensitive anymore.
The next day I carefully touched the places he'd injected, expecting the hardness I'd come to know from other fillers I'd had injected. To my surprise, there wasn't that lumpiness or hardness, which was fantastic, but within a few days I noticed the huge crater was basically falling back in. So here I am...waiting until next week to get back into the office to see what he can do to fix this. I know fillers aren't as generally used for acne scars as they are for plumping lips, lines, etc. but I do expect more for my money than this.