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Dermatologist injected steroid into hyperpigmentation...now its white instead of red!!! HELP!!!

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I had a severe acne pimple and very foolishly, I picked at it because I had an important event coming up. Worst mistake of my life. Now 2 months later I'm in a bit of a jam. I went to the dermatologist last week and he told me I had post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. He said he could inject some kind of steroid in it and it'd be gone by Wednesday (thats today). Well the redness, at least a lot of it, had faded....one problem its been replace by WHITE/PINKISH skin now!

I suspect it may be a scar, but the dermatologist said he didnt think it was. I am so angry right now, I paid $300 and the post-acne blemish or whatever it is is still there! In a different form.

I just want my normal sking back! It's an ugly, circle thing on my head and it looks shiny and pinkish/whitish when seen under a light compared to the rest of my normal skin.

Please PLEASE tell me what I should do? I'm afraid to go back to the idiot dermatologist because he told me it'd be better by now and I no longer trust him! Yet he should try to fix this mess because he lied to me!

HELP! Will this ever go away or am I screwed? I believe I may have HYPOpigmentation now, as opposed to HYPERpigmentation. Will it return to normal color after some time? The skin itself where the blemish is, feels normal. Not depressed, or anything. But it LOOKS like its had trauma under a light, LOOKS anyway. But it feels smooth! I'm not sure what to do. Should I see another dermatologist? I dont wanna keep sinking my hard earned money into something I'm not sure about!

PLEASE HELP ME! THANK YOU!

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I'd give it a little more time to heal, maybe see another dermatologist. Dermatologists are hardly idiots, usually the medical school students at the top of their class go into dermatology because they get paid a ton for relatively little hours. It's a highly selective field to get into. So have some faith and don't go off the deep end just yet.

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I'd give it a little more time to heal, maybe see another dermatologist. Dermatologists are hardly idiots, usually the medical school students at the top of their class go into dermatology because they get paid a ton for relatively little hours. It's a highly selective field to get into. So have some faith and don't go off the deep end just yet.

It is now Friday going into Saturday and the red mark is exactly as it was, and I'm out $300 plus $100 to visit this sorry excuse for a dermatologist. "Mabye see another dermatologist" after spending $400 on this clown? Mabye you are loaded with money, but I AM NOT and I am VERY upset about being promised something and then not receiving what I was promised. $400 may not be much to you, but it's alot to me.

He said it'd be gone by Wednesday and IT IS NOT. How would YOU feel about that? I am PISSED OFF and feel like going there to kick his butt all around the office!

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