Hi, I have a really large pit on my chin that is the result of a coritcosteroid injection into my chin. I am wondering if there is a temporary filler that I can use to disguise the pitting while waiting for the fat to grow back. I would not want to interfere with the healing process (if it happens) with a filler, but I do want to deal with this rather large dent in my chin. Will that filler be a collagen? Thank you so much for your time.
Temporary Filler Injection for Pitted Scar?
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Collagen injections for correction of steroid atrophy
It is often difficult to predict the response of a scar to a filler. Some scars are tethered and resist lifing with fillers. However, if this was due to injection of a corticosteroid it is more likely due to atrophy than a true scar. In this instance Zyderm or Cosmoderm may be a reasonable short term filler that could provide temporary relief in the range of 3-9 months.