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skin depressions from cortisone injections

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Hi all, I have had a few cystic pimples in the past and would always get cortisone injections to deal with the issue quickly. I was put on accutane (low dose) twice to deal with these cysts.

Two years after my last accutane dosage, my cysts have come back. I get one like once a month. However, this time around, my skin has formed a depression in the areas where I got the injections. These depression scars look horrible and do not go away. I have had numerous IPLs and chemical peels.

Is there any reason for these depressions? Do any of you know how to "fix" them.

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There are some topical acne scar healing agents that they sell. Mederma is one I know of. Your best bet is to ask your derm about it, he or she will probably know.

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Hey, I just posted about this too. Assuming the depressions are from cortisone shots themselves, it's called atrophy. I have it on my chin from shot I got about 3 weeks ago. People responded to my post, and most of them said it just takes a while (about 3+ months) for the collagen to fill back up and your skin to level out. So apparently we can play the waiting game together :)

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Firstly, do not use mederma. It can actually DECREASE the amount of collagen, worsening the indentation. If you want to put anything on it, put some Retin-A on it or AHA in hopes of stimulating new skin production. Other than that, it's just a waiting game. My "dent" is compeletely level and shows no trace now.

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i do not get cortisone injections anymore because I ALWAYS get atrophy (which is worse than the scar i would have gotten naturally). i think it just depends on how your body reacts to the cortisone. i have one i got 7 years ago which is still here.

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