Steroid injection in cyst cause a dent in my forehead. Any suggestions?
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Acne or Cyst Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse
Steroid injection in cyst?
Gold standard for cyst is excision. Therefore, the first step is to make sure that the cyst has been completely removed and then assess the dent that has been caused. Normally post kenalog injections for alopecia there are sometimes depressions which heal without treatment. Without knowing the exact procedure you had, if you have been left with a depression the best option would be to put some hyaluronic acid filler in the area initially and then later consider a collagen inducing filler at a later date.
Depressions in the skin after cyst injections
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Post injection dimpling
I'm glad your dermatologist was conservative. The inflammation from the cyst and the steroid injection which help the inflammation, could be to blame for the dimpling after effect. I have seen this temporary indentation on the skin. Many times it is self healing and limited, unless the cystic lesion left scar tissue. Time will tell. Wait at least 3-4 months before filler. You might be pleasantly surprised of your body's healing capacity. Good Luck!
Depressed scar after forehead cyst
I woukd recommend a laser treatment initially and see what improvement that can do. Why did the doc choose to inject it rather than excise it?
If you have an indented scar, using a filler like bellafill the only FDA approved filler for acne scar treatments is an option as well as subsisson of the scar and afterwards doing microneedling may produce the result wanted in the end. Please consult with an expert. Best, Dr. Berger
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