You may want to wait with the excision. I've heard that steroid atrophies usually fill in, although it can take a few months or even up to a year. I've never got cortisone shots myself, so I haven't done extensive research or anything though. However, I've really understood that they would reverse on their own once the kenalog's effect wears out. You might want to look into saline injections to help it fill in sooner though.
Sorry this happened to you and good luck.
I will have to wait no matter what because I'm finishing up on accutane, so I can't have any surgery for at least 6-12 months. I know they say they usually fill in, but the pictures I've ever seen of people complaining of atrophy are like tiny indents, nothing like this. Its the size of a dime! You can really see the fat loss when I smile, its just gone.
Stupid dermatologists they're all the same...
They know nuthin' bout scars, they call hypertrophic scars keloids.
I feel ya, I would not sue him cuz that wouldn't work out.
I have a feelin' you're good looking, if I ever met you I wouldn't mind your scars at all
I know I can't sue, I'd never win. I hate him so much though...
I used to think I was pretty until this horrendous breakout Thank you though
I feel you. My atrophy is mostly from cortisone injections I stupidly ran out and got in a frantic state when I had a breakout a year and a half ago. I should have known better as I had 2 previous ones that caused atrophy. I don't know if it was the technique or what - as she didn't use that much, but I went in a bunch of times. I would get a second and third opinion on the excision - you may be able to fill it with something. I have read saline works well.
I did ask my new derm about saline and she though that since it had been a month that there was no point. I think I'm really going to push for it though, even though it seems like every time I try to fix something I make it worse. The skin is really thin and unhealthy feeling, it makes me so sad..