Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:06 PM
So I never really get cortisone shots ....but when I started Accutane for persistant acne.... I got a cortisone shot for a reallllly big cyst in betweeen my eye brows pretty much. But anyways this was at the end of Febuary and the cyst went down reallly realllly quick. And as March and April went by I started to notice a DENT! more towards the beginning of April did it become very very obvious there was a dent Sooooo i was like what the heck is this from..... then I heard that this could happen with cortisone shots. I was so depressssed. And I heard its because of fat cell shrinkage or something...but it should go back to normal.... with time. I saw my derm and he said it should go back to normal with time toooo. But I want to hear if this happend to other people toooo? Because its making me so depressssed. And my derm saying ooooh it should go back to normal..isnt enough for me. In a way it seeems to be getting better but idk..... anythinggggg. Thankkkksssssss xoxo
Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:51 PM
Some cortisone dents do go away after some time but others can be permanent.
I had one dent on my chin that has been there for over a year so I know that sucker is permanent.
I recently got a very stubborn cyst of 2 months injected twice and within a week it was flattened but I was left with a dent. And now there is a new cyst growing right over half of the dent. Lovely!
There's no telling yet if this new dent will fill back in over time - it usually takes me 6 months for the collagen to build back up but I am older now at 39 years old and my face doesn't have the same amount of collagen it used to in my 20's
If you are still young there's a good chance your skin will bounce back and the dent will fill back in.
As for me if this one doesn't I may look into getting a little juvederm injected which is supposed to promote new collagen growth.
Good luck! I know firsthand how much cysts, scars, and dents do suck!
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:44 AM
I recently visited a doctor to treat the keloids/hypertrophic acne scars on my chin. The doctor injected steroids on my scars, to flatten them. After one week plus, one of them now has a very visible indentation. I am having mixed feelings now as different people has different recovery experience.
Juicygirl, is your indentation gone?
Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:06 PM
I got a relatively small pimple on my chin injected May 8 (very stupid in hindsight but I was going on a trip for work and had to give a presentation) and a dent started to appear a couple of weeks later. I think it got worse for about 2-4 weeks but very gradually so actually hard to tell. In the 10 weeks since the dent appeared it has gotten a little better - doesn't look like as much of a hole anymore but overall hasn't gotten much better (maybe 20-30% - really hard to tell as it depends SO MUCH on lighting). And the discolouration is fading which also makes it look a little less noticeable and may be causing me to overestimate the actual collagen improvement.
I'm finally going to see my GP tomorrow (he did the original cortisone shot for me and has done so before with no problems) and basically beg him to try the saline injections. I'm 31 and suspect my healing is slower than someone in their twenties but I'm desperate for this to get better.
Any reassurance out there?
Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:17 PM
I just wanted to post because I now if this is happening to you your freaking out. I had a cortisone shot (I have done them before no problems) for a cystic acne pimple right on my cheek this last year. It dented in and freaked me out. It was medium size but right where everyone could see it.... especially me! I had 4 saline shots. I massage it everyday by squeezing it to get blood to it. I actually made a hickey mark which didn't help. I have to tell you after 3 months it started to go away. 6 months could barely see it. One year now and you can't see it at all. Even if it doesn't go away completely me trust me you can have it filled in. You can have it cut and sewn together. Better to have a scare then a dent. You can have stem cell blood plasma put in it. You can have it filled in!!! Really trust me you can fix it. I am a facalist! Don't let peoples stories scare you. Mine was pretty bad. My friends all saw it. IT DID GO AWAY. Do the saline injects and wait 3 months. I also used TGF cream and this snail cream. If it doesn't look better try filling it it. YOU will be oaky. You wont be deformed or at least the likely hood is so small. Yes it can be bad and some people stories seem so bad but the majority of this goes away. I would stay away from cortisone shots. I wont do them again.
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