So about 3 weeks ago I developed this LARGE cyst on my nose, the diameter was bigger than a pea but it didn't stick out as far. And it was dead center on the bridge of my nose so it was super obvious and embarrassing. I tried heat compresses, Ice cubes, and went to the Steam room at the gym, but it just got larger. (I'm thinking the heat made it more inflamed). Anyways, I had it injected with cortisone, after the first 12 hours it didn't shrink at all, and I've had a injections before on other problem spots and they started working much quicker. (Granted this was a much larger pimple). I decided to carefully pierce the skin with a sterile needle and drain the white pus, as the pimple had developed a very small head. The next morning it shrunk, and by 2 days it was flat and only a very faint dark spot was left, which I assume was dried skin from various products I was using.
A couple days later and the zit started to come back. It wasn't even half the size so I didn't bother to try and have it injected again. However a couple days later and I was accidentally smacked on the nose and the pimple grew larger and now turned purple, like there was blood underneath it or it bruised. So I iced it and it shrunk a little by the next day but now it's been a whole week and it's still there on my nose and purple. It became a little smaller but for the past 3 days I haven't noticed ANY change at all. So that's why I was worried maybe this is hyperpigmentation as a result of the injection or a raised scar or what?
So I was hoping someone could give me advice on what is going on or how to treat the remaining bump/discoloration.
Currently I'm using a Oxy Face wash 10% BP sometimes St Ives Blemish scrub 2.5% SA
ACV 50/50 with water as a toner
Clindamycin Phosphate Gel
Aloe Vera Gel (fruit of the earth)
And am on my first week of tretinoin cream 0.025%
Also randomly spot treat throughout the day with Tea Tree Oil
Sorry for the long post, but if you got through it all and can provide help it'd be much appreciated!