Chalazion Scar Tissue. Will a steroid or Kenalog shot do the trick? (photos)
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Chalazion Scar Tissue. Will a steroid or Kenalog shot do the trick?
I would agree with the others that what you have is not very noticeable. Usually a kenalog injection will significantly improve your chalazion, and if not, surgery could then be performed. Even if surgery were performed, there shouldn't be two weeks of downtime. The incision does not go deep enough to run the risk of significant bleeding if you were to proceed with surgery. With deeper incisions such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) then I also agree with two weeks of no exercise, but not with removing a chalazion or scar tissue.
I hope this helps and good luck.
If you are seeing a surgeon who only operates on these, you might need a different doctor.
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