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So depressed about cortisone injection atrophy

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If you've read any of my posts, you know I complain about my dent from my cortisone shot constantly, but I'm at wits end. I know there are other topics on this, but I think I've read every one!

Here is my issue:

Had a reoccurring cyst for about a year in the same spot. Around December 10th, I got a cortisone shot. After about a week, the area started caving in. Check out my gallery for a pic of it. Anyway, it's been over a month and sometimes it looks better than others, but overall, it's not really filling in. Should I continue waiting? Is there anything at all I can do!??! I just want to cry.

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If you've read any of my posts, you know I complain about my dent from my cortisone shot constantly, but I'm at wits end. I know there are other topics on this, but I think I've read every one!

Here is my issue:

Had a reoccurring cyst for about a year in the same spot. Around December 10th, I got a cortisone shot. After about a week, the area started caving in. Check out my gallery for a pic of it. Anyway, it's been over a month and sometimes it looks better than others, but overall, it's not really filling in. Should I continue waiting? Is there anything at all I can do!??! I just want to cry.

I had some big cystic acne and have taken cortisone shots. It creats a small ( and sometimes discolored or whitish ) dent. But I have always experienced that it goes away on its own and gets filled natuirally. Sometimes, it has taken like 3-4 months for me !! You don't need to do anything just don't aggrevate it further and you can put concealer.

I came to know from my doctor that the dent depends upon how much cortizone is injected. She always tries to put as minimum as possible but I understand, it is difficult to gauge the exact amount required.

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If you've read any of my posts, you know I complain about my dent from my cortisone shot constantly, but I'm at wits end. I know there are other topics on this, but I think I've read every one!

Here is my issue:

Had a reoccurring cyst for about a year in the same spot. Around December 10th, I got a cortisone shot. After about a week, the area started caving in. Check out my gallery for a pic of it. Anyway, it's been over a month and sometimes it looks better than others, but overall, it's not really filling in. Should I continue waiting? Is there anything at all I can do!??! I just want to cry.

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Just remember that it can take a loooong time for scars to fill in. I have some that are about 5 months old and only now starting to fill in some. It can take up to a year. So give it more time before you freak out too badly. Chances are it will improve in time.


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Personally, if it bothered me that much, i'd look into excision. Then some Fraxel for the remaining scar.


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I dont know if this is true since I've never tried it. But naturally I would assume that if you increase intake of Vitamin C (which helps form collagen) these dents would be more apt to dissapearing? I really have no real evidence, but its worth a shot just to increase your intake of foods that contain Vitamin C as well as putting some sort of lotions that are high in antioxidants/vitamins.


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Just remember that it can take a loooong time for scars to fill in. I have some that are about 5 months old and only now starting to fill in some. It can take up to a year. So give it more time before you freak out too badly. Chances are it will improve in time.

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Just remember that it can take a loooong time for scars to fill in. I have some that are about 5 months old and only now starting to fill in some. It can take up to a year. So give it more time before you freak out too badly. Chances are it will improve in time.

i ddnt know those small dents can fill in by themselves w/o assistance? i was told by my derm that this does not happen

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The saline is working for me on the cortisone dent, you've got to try it. The dents are supposed to fill in over time, and they probably do, but saline is cheap and not dangerous, so go for it. I've had one shot and I can see an major improvement.

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thats soo good that you too are seeing improvement. i got my first saline injection about a week and a half ago by dr sire and as of today i can tell you that its improved maybe 70% . he suggested i have 3/4 more shots at the most for it to completely heal. im also taking vitamin C, collagen pills, copper pills and omega 3,6,9 that i bought from gnc, they all help the healing process. the saline injections really does wonders on these indentations caused by cortisone injections.

I'm getting some C tomorrow -- what are collagen pills? How do they work? I thought the skin has to create the collagen itself. I guess also it's fat we're talking about? Fat atrophy. So we need time to grow back our fat. I'm really skinny so growing fat isn't so easy for me. Oh well . . .

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thats soo good that you too are seeing improvement. i got my first saline injection about a week and a half ago by dr sire and as of today i can tell you that its improved maybe 70% . he suggested i have 3/4 more shots at the most for it to completely heal. im also taking vitamin C, collagen pills, copper pills and omega 3,6,9 that i bought from gnc, they all help the healing process. the saline injections really does wonders on these indentations caused by cortisone injections.

I'm getting some C tomorrow -- what are collagen pills? How do they work? I thought the skin has to create the collagen itself. I guess also it's fat we're talking about? Fat atrophy. So we need time to grow back our fat. I'm really skinny so growing fat isn't so easy for me. Oh well . . .

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thats soo good that you too are seeing improvement. i got my first saline injection about a week and a half ago by dr sire and as of today i can tell you that its improved maybe 70% . he suggested i have 3/4 more shots at the most for it to completely heal. im also taking vitamin C, collagen pills, copper pills and omega 3,6,9 that i bought from gnc, they all help the healing process. the saline injections really does wonders on these indentations caused by cortisone injections.

I'm getting some C tomorrow -- what are collagen pills? How do they work? I thought the skin has to create the collagen itself. I guess also it's fat we're talking about? Fat atrophy. So we need time to grow back our fat. I'm really skinny so growing fat isn't so easy for me. Oh well . . .

Are you sure there isn't still any microscopic swelling there? I wouldn't think the saline would work so fast for permanent results, but maybe if you got to it early enough. My scars were old when I did it myself.

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thats soo good that you too are seeing improvement. i got my first saline injection about a week and a half ago by dr sire and as of today i can tell you that its improved maybe 70% . he suggested i have 3/4 more shots at the most for it to completely heal. im also taking vitamin C, collagen pills, copper pills and omega 3,6,9 that i bought from gnc, they all help the healing process. the saline injections really does wonders on these indentations caused by cortisone injections.

I'm getting some C tomorrow -- what are collagen pills? How do they work? I thought the skin has to create the collagen itself. I guess also it's fat we're talking about? Fat atrophy. So we need time to grow back our fat. I'm really skinny so growing fat isn't so easy for me. Oh well . . .

Are you sure there isn't still any microscopic swelling there? I wouldn't think the saline would work so fast for permanent results, but maybe if you got to it early enough. My scars were old when I did it myself.

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thats soo good that you too are seeing improvement. i got my first saline injection about a week and a half ago by dr sire and as of today i can tell you that its improved maybe 70% . he suggested i have 3/4 more shots at the most for it to completely heal. im also taking vitamin C, collagen pills, copper pills and omega 3,6,9 that i bought from gnc, they all help the healing process. the saline injections really does wonders on these indentations caused by cortisone injections.

I'm getting some C tomorrow -- what are collagen pills? How do they work? I thought the skin has to create the collagen itself. I guess also it's fat we're talking about? Fat atrophy. So we need time to grow back our fat. I'm really skinny so growing fat isn't so easy for me. Oh well . . .

Are you sure there isn't still any microscopic swelling there? I wouldn't think the saline would work so fast for permanent results, but maybe if you got to it early enough. My scars were old when I did it myself.

Was it for cortisone depressions? Because there might be better improvement for those than regular acne scars. Apparently there is some immediate improvement, but multiple session are needed, and the fat has to grow back. But I think we're flushing out the cortisone that remains in the skin.

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thats soo good that you too are seeing improvement. i got my first saline injection about a week and a half ago by dr sire and as of today i can tell you that its improved maybe 70% . he suggested i have 3/4 more shots at the most for it to completely heal. im also taking vitamin C, collagen pills, copper pills and omega 3,6,9 that i bought from gnc, they all help the healing process. the saline injections really does wonders on these indentations caused by cortisone injections.

I'm getting some C tomorrow -- what are collagen pills? How do they work? I thought the skin has to create the collagen itself. I guess also it's fat we're talking about? Fat atrophy. So we need time to grow back our fat. I'm really skinny so growing fat isn't so easy for me. Oh well . . .

Are you sure there isn't still any microscopic swelling there? I wouldn't think the saline would work so fast for permanent results, but maybe if you got to it early enough. My scars were old when I did it myself.


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thats soo good that you too are seeing improvement. i got my first saline injection about a week and a half ago by dr sire and as of today i can tell you that its improved maybe 70% . he suggested i have 3/4 more shots at the most for it to completely heal. im also taking vitamin C, collagen pills, copper pills and omega 3,6,9 that i bought from gnc, they all help the healing process. the saline injections really does wonders on these indentations caused by cortisone injections.

I'm getting some C tomorrow -- what are collagen pills? How do they work? I thought the skin has to create the collagen itself. I guess also it's fat we're talking about? Fat atrophy. So we need time to grow back our fat. I'm really skinny so growing fat isn't so easy for me. Oh well . . .

Are you sure there isn't still any microscopic swelling there? I wouldn't think the saline would work so fast for permanent results, but maybe if you got to it early enough. My scars were old when I did it myself.

Was it for cortisone depressions? Because there might be better improvement for those than regular acne scars. Apparently there is some immediate improvement, but multiple session are needed, and the fat has to grow back. But I think we're flushing out the cortisone that remains in the skin.

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Well I'm pretty sure the cortisone injections contributed, since I had never scarred before and after a bad infection that spread around my face I had to get cortisone injections for the first time. However, they didn't work right away so I had to get a series. Then I was also prescribed corticosteroid cream! I didn't do the saline injections to my face until about three years after all this, and I didn't get amazing improvement. I did look better for the first week because anytime you stick a needle in my face it takes me a while for the swelling to completely go down. One would think it was gone but you really can't judge if all the swelling is gone till after a week. Of course the saline absorbed super fast in me, probably an hour, but the swelling can remain.

I don't think the saline "flushes" it out exactly, I thought it was helping to break up the scar tissue under there. However, maybe the salt, which is all it is, is helping cleanse the area too. I think anyone can give themselves their own saline injections, I found it very easy. It just didn't improve me as much as others.

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Well I'm pretty sure the cortisone injections contributed, since I had never scarred before and after a bad infection that spread around my face I had to get cortisone injections for the first time. However, they didn't work right away so I had to get a series. Then I was also prescribed corticosteroid cream! I didn't do the saline injections to my face until about three years after all this, and I didn't get amazing improvement. I did look better for the first week because anytime you stick a needle in my face it takes me a while for the swelling to completely go down. One would think it was gone but you really can't judge if all the swelling is gone till after a week. Of course the saline absorbed super fast in me, probably an hour, but the swelling can remain.

I don't think the saline "flushes" it out exactly, I thought it was helping to break up the scar tissue under there. However, maybe the salt, which is all it is, is helping cleanse the area too. I think anyone can give themselves their own saline injections, I found it very easy. It just didn't improve me as much as others.

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Does anyone have any ideas about preventing it from happening. Supposedly I went to a credible dermatologist that wouldnt have gone overboard with the injection but I'm still pretty nervous at the thought of this happening. Is there any way to get remains of the injections out of your skin? annnnything? Thanks.


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Does anyone have any ideas about preventing it from happening. Supposedly I went to a credible dermatologist that wouldnt have gone overboard with the injection but I'm still pretty nervous at the thought of this happening. Is there any way to get remains of the injections out of your skin? annnnything? Thanks.

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Does anyone have any ideas about preventing it from happening. Supposedly I went to a credible dermatologist that wouldnt have gone overboard with the injection but I'm still pretty nervous at the thought of this happening. Is there any way to get remains of the injections out of your skin? annnnything? Thanks.

I just had another saline shot today, and yet another cortisone shot in the hard scar that keeps coming back.

Personally I think it's pretty damn risky to get a cortisone shot into a cyst, because you're already at risk of scarring for that cyst, and you're not injecting it into a raised hard scar where you want to destroy that collagen above the skin, you're doing it into a cyst inside your skin. I don't think I would ever do that. Too much risk of fat atrophy.

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Is there any way to get the remains of the cortisone shot out of your face... I just had the shot and dont think I've noticed anything happening but I still want to prevent anything bad. Also, did you guys notice any precursors to the dents like skin thinning?


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Is there any way to get the remains of the cortisone shot out of your face... I just had the shot and dont think I've noticed anything happening but I still want to prevent anything bad. Also, did you guys notice any precursors to the dents like skin thinning?

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Is there any way to get the remains of the cortisone shot out of your face... I just had the shot and dont think I've noticed anything happening but I still want to prevent anything bad. Also, did you guys notice any precursors to the dents like skin thinning?

Maybe just ask for a saline shot right away. I didn't notice anything until the area started caving, which was two months later. I've had two saline shots in one week, I won't have another one for three weeks. The dent is a little better, but not gone yet. I know I need to give it time to regrow the fat and collagen.


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You know I can't win, now people, 'cuz I ain't got a thing to lose."

- Buddy Guy


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Is there any way to get the remains of the cortisone shot out of your face... I just had the shot and dont think I've noticed anything happening but I still want to prevent anything bad. Also, did you guys notice any precursors to the dents like skin thinning?

Maybe just ask for a saline shot right away. I didn't notice anything until the area started caving, which was two months later. I've had two saline shots in one week, I won't have another one for three weeks. The dent is a little better, but not gone yet. I know I need to give it time to regrow the fat and collagen.

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