I have posted about this awful cyst I had now several times over the last few months.
Well now it seems to have rapidly, almost spontaneously, developed scarring.
It still looks very encapsulated but instead of the skin around it being smooth over the last few weeks it changed.
Now it has grooves around it, it kinda looks like little stretch marks and/or ice pick scars.
Has anyone ever had scars develop this fast; with a tightening around a cyst?
I am thinking I'm going to have to do multiple things to it.
First because the pulling down around it is probably caused by tethered skin underneath I think it will need to be subcised.
There is also the lump which I think needs to be flattened more and I think cortisone and/or 5-FU injections will help with that.
And lastly I think the surface of the skin will hopefully benefit with TCA cross.
I've done a lot of research on scarring but what I'm not sure of is how soon to do it. Also want to know if anyone has had anything that looked like this. I feel like I'm the only one so if someone can give some advice on improvement I'd be so grateful.
I have repeatedly read that the longer a scar sits the harder it is to treat. On the other hand scars usually improve somewhat on their own over time.............but I've never had scarring like this so I'm worried about what to do.
I don't want to make it worse by not treating the scarring while its still soft and easier to treat....................but I also don't want to do something harsh and unnecessary.
I am thinking about having it injected with 5-FU probably either way..............., its a treatment doctors use for scarring and it is supposed to be safer than cortisone.
Where the cyst was/is feels pretty hard and doesn't hurt at all so I think the last shot of cortisone I had killed it and now it is just scarring.
Can anyone offer any wisdom on this? Any experience with a similiar scar and rapid development like that?
I hope my face isn't ruined forever.
Thanks so much
Edited by DC-girl, 14 January 2013 - 08:11 PM.