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You Want To See Cortisone / Kenalog / Steriod Atrophy? Divot. Steroid Injection. Dent .

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@Nikki730 Please Stop posting on random posts. You just posted on one from 2015, no one will answer from that long ago . I think your freaking out. It's really not that big of a deal. You will heal with time, it can take a few months if it was over injected, but there are quicker solutions as I already stated like saline injections and filler if you need them. Don't worry about how many weeks and all that. If it was injected dilute you would see something in a week or 2. 3 indents will fill back in, it just takes a long timer, please read the above I just typed again. I don't know how your body reacts, ... it should be out of your system in a few days, but if your a poor healer who knows. Please follow up with the Dr, that is what you pay them for. I just told you what can be done if there is a indent, saline injections or filler, this is not a big deal, can happen to some people but fixable. Just wait a few weeks. No one else is going to give you other advise. Anyone with a zit or large cysts can get indents so it's not like inflammation and infection can't make this occurrence happen also. The body is slooooooooooow to heal. My advice, find something else to take your mind off it.

See Saline Injections or Filler:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16188192

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2 hours ago, beautifulambition said:

@Nikki730 Please Stop posting on random posts. You just posted on one from 2015, no one will answer from that long ago . I think your freaking out. It's really not that big of a deal. You will heal with time, it can take a few months if it was over injected, but there are quicker solutions as I already stated like saline injections and filler if you need them. Don't worry about how many weeks and all that. If it was injected dilute you would see something in a week or 2. 3 indents will fill back in, it just takes a long timer, please read the above I just typed again. I don't know how your body reacts, ... it should be out of your system in a few days, but if your a poor healer who knows. Please follow up with the Dr, that is what you pay them for. I just told you what can be done if there is a indent, saline injections or filler, this is not a big deal, can happen to some people but fixable. Just wait a few weeks. No one else is going to give you other advise. Anyone with a zit or large cysts can get indents so it's not like inflammation and infection can't make this occurrence happen also. The body is slooooooooooow to heal. My advice, find something else to take your mind off it.

I wanted to get other people's opinions. I am very distraught over this. It's going on the 3rd week after having the injection and I see the dent nd feel the dent getting a slightly bit worse. My doctor and derm told me they never herd of saline injections. After the injections I went to a different dermotolgist she told me that the steroid stays in my body for 4 weeks. That the pimple shouldn't have been injected before they weren't large that she can tell they were over filled. I'm just so upset that it won't fix itself. I start Accutane in 2 days I hope this doesn't effect the healing process. i am 26 female very healthy and never had skin problems till I turned 26.

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Has anyone used L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Derm 
Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Facial 
Serum-1 fl Oz On their indent/divot? I got one from the cortisone shot. I recently got a dent that I noticed 2 weeks after injection. I'm looking for solutions that will help speed the recovery. 

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@Nikki730 See the article I linked above, saline injections for atrophy and or a HA filler. If your dr won't do it find out why, if it's a tiny spot perhaps they don't want to create a lump. If not goto another derm for this service. 

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On 12/2/2018 at 11:13 PM, beautifulambition said:

@Nikki730 See the article I linked above, saline injections for atrophy and or a HA filler. If your dr won't do it find out why, if it's a tiny spot perhaps they don't want to create a lump. If not goto another derm for this service. 

My doctor said she has not herd of it and she has never done it before. She said the injection effects should have faded out of my system by now so she wasn't sure if it'd make a difference to inject saline in that site. She's willing todo it but just couldn't explain the effects. 

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Apologies for the name, but i selected random.

Info: I was recently injected with a Kenalog shot into my right cheek, this was to flatten a slightly raised scar in the area, the scar was so small but it bothered me. Three weeks later i noticed that the skin around the area had sunken. I did not know what it was or why it had happened but after research i realized that it was fat atrophy.

I was not warned about the potential side affects of corticosteriod's and if i were i would not have had it done, that being said, i went back to the lady who injected me, she was really confused as to why it had happened as she had only injected a small amount. I am hopeful mine will improve because of this. I have seen photographs of other peoples atrophys and mine aren't as deep or large, however when something looks worse than it did before you cant help but feel slightly depressed.

I had my injection at the end of Jan, and 3 weeks later i saw that the area had atrophy'd, for me it wasn't gradual? just one day i got home from work and noticed the skin had sunk? I'm not sure if it was gradual and i had just not noticed? but i was looking at the area everyday to see if the scar had reduced so i gathered i would have noticed it sooner.

Treatment: The first thing i had done was laser treatment, using light and bi-polar radio frequency to help restore the skin, this did nothing, however i only had 5 tester shots.

2 weeks later i went back and she told me she was going to perform subcision, i googled it myself looking at this video, the way they explained it made sense to me. I would like to point out that the needle used in the videos for subcision was not the needle used on me, The needle she used on me was the same needle size used for fillers. After watching the video i kind of understood why the laser did nothing to me.

I have also started drinking skinaid, it is quite pricey but has scientific proven results for boosting collogen within 30 day trial. I decided to purchase after seeing the results of the skin thickness, i am hoping this will help the indent.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/beauty-hair/reviews/a36676/skinade-30-day-collagen-drink-review/

 

Ive only just started my journey on atrophy and am praying that it will return to normal. I dont know if any of the methods above will work as ive only just started it, but will keep you updated. 

My last resort will be filler. This has been a nightmare and i don't think steroid injections should be used unless absolutely necessary!    

 

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@RainyTurnip For steriod atrophy you do not need subcision typically. IT's pointless. Have you Dr try to do saline ()water) injections several times as is mentioned in these many pages. Sounds like she educated you wrong about treatment, subcision is to break scar tethers, ... you have collagen loss. IT will come back in time and takes a year typically. This is why people do saline injections or filler works. Laser will do nothing for this as the skin needs to regenerate. 

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@beautifulambition okay, thank you for your advice! Do you recommend saline injections more than normal filler? I am scared to have filler as i have heard when not injected properly it can cause the tyndall effect.  Will having a filler slow the natural healing process?  Also what filler is best to treat fat atrophy usually? Thanks for your time!!

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@RainyTurnip You can try Saline injections if the Dr will do them. Many want to only do filler. You will be fine with filler, tell them you don't want the blue cast, ... do something soft for the surface, many fillers. No your body replaces the filler and it's absorbed over time. 

You don't have fat atrophy, it's dermal. This comes back over time. There is Bellafill but I would never get this, permanent is permanent. Try the HA and healing first. 

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@RainyTurnip Saline injections stimulate the body to heal the atrophy which is temporary for someone who had steriod used. The issue with saline is you have to do it several times, it does not last (few days) unlike filler, the cost of the office visits can add up when filler could have been used. If you do not have atrophy which is what this thread is about that is a different issue for sucbsion and filler. See if the skin is distinsible by pulling apart your fingers, if so filler will help. Saline is of course cheaper and for some people that is a option. Saline as you know is water. The body is stimulated in that spot to heal. Just like if you get a blister the body is healing underneath dude to physical damage. 

 

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Did anyone else's skin change texture when they had this shot done? I think mine has but its hard to tell as i'm not sure if that's just because there is a dent?

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Hi,

 

i received a cortisone shot in a small but persistent cyst on my forehead about a month ago. Within a week the skin started to cave in pretty badly leaving a long dent about the size of half my index finger. Has anyone experienced this? My dermatologist did not warn me about this effect and since doing research I’ve seen that it is uncommon but the forehead is esp vulnerable to these dents. I feel really depressed and worried about the likely chance it will fill in any time soon if at all. My doctor has been giving me saline shots (3 so far) and no Improvement from these. In some lighting it just looks like a weird dark mark In other lighting like florescuent it looks horrible. Looking for any stories about this occurring and if it recovered or treatments that helped it to heal, fill in or cover it up. Thank you!

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@Liralee Very Very common issue and easy to fix if you have patience. Goto a dermatologist that does subcison, have them subcise the atrophy area and inject it with saline (water) or some filler. This atrophy takes a year to heal naturally. This is a dangerous area with veins / muscles / etc so goto someone experienced. IF they won't do filler again many sessions of saline injections and subcision with a cannula or normal needle. 

There is a whole mega thread about this in the main scar treatmetns sub, at the top pinned. Also see the FAQ, bottom of that are some doctors.

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@beautifulambition

hi thanks for your help, I’ve seen a few threads recently about the atrophy and it seems like some people’s fill in and others don’t. Very stressful and hard not to obsess over what feels like a deformity.  I’m looking to talk to my derm about subcision but she wants me to wait. I also read online about fat transfers which seems scary. Not sure I want to go the filler route. Thanks for your help!

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@Liralee Many fill in, ... it is being proactive about it that is best instead of ignoring it. I would never do fat here, ... this is a very dangerous area to inject a permanent filler, and fat is not the body can absorb it, it's lumpy, and unpredictable, invasive harvesting surgery. HA is much safer. HA filler is naturally found in our bodies, can be reversed. But if your anti filler, see if your Dr will inject you many times with saline to start with to stimulate natural healing. Many will not as it takes more than say some filler there. 

Your derm is wanting you to heal naturally. Speak it them about saline injections, this is very safe, it's just water and lasts a few days but stimulates your issue, it's not a filler, but you have atrophy and this has worked in those cases. 

A alternative, ...Perhaps try Chinese cupping on it (Amazon) if you wish, you will bruise so have some thick concealer nearby. Use moderate pressure each day. 

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Hi @Liralee, have you been seeing progress with your atrophy? 

I recently had a deep atrophy after getting a cortisone shot injected that appeared over a month ago. I was devastated after it sunk in and left me with a deep dent (bigger than my cyst) that I figured would stay on my face for months. 

I’ve found products that’ve (almost) healed the deep crevice, so I figured I’d drop them for you, seeing as they were relatively cheap, natural and didn’t require surgery or fillers.

 

• Doctors Best: Collagen Types 1 and 3 with Peptan 1000 mg tablets (taking two pills twice a day)

• Dr. Christopher’s Complete Bone & Tissue 440 mg tablets (taking two pills twice a day)

• Dr. Christopher’s Complete Bone & Tissue topical ointment (applying/massaging into the dent at night)

 

Keep in mind this has helped my face TREMENDOUSLY in just three weeks, see attached for my progress photos.

I hope these suggestions help, or that you’re on your way to healing fast! I really think having time and patience with skin is key to seeing results. Try your best not to overthink it too much (even though I know that’s hard) and let your body do the healing. Best of luck to you!

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Very interesting Next! Stunning improvement. Also, it appears a dent from a cortisone shot may heal naturally over 6-12 months. Don't lose faith yet.

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Hi @NextDefinition I wish I had seen some changes if anything it seems to be getting wider longer and deeper, it’s at least an inch long now and I had to cut bangs to cover it since I feel so awful about it. That helps a little bit.

It’s good to know yours has healed so much and so quickly! And thanks for all the tips. I contacted a surgeon who told me I need to wait a minimum of three months before doing anything, so for now I guess I’ll just keep waiting and hoping that it will fill in. How long did you have atrophy before you began using the products which seemed to help? I hope mine fills in like yours. I will update if it does of course, if not I’m hoping subcision will help and maybe fillers.

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@Liralee my atrophy definitely got worse before it got better.

Most dermatologists wont do anything to help the atrophy until a couple months after it begins to dent, which is why I resorted to taking healthy supplements.

While you’re waiting out on getting the subcision or fillers, I really do highly suggest the products I recommended. It won’t hurt while you’re in the healing process, and maybe you won’t even need to interfere with your skin anymore. The progress photos I sent are seriously only a three week recovery span, and I really hope it can help someone else like it helped me!

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Hi Guys,

I had the same problem as you all when i got mine done 3 months ago. For anyone reading this who is considering having it done and has been warned of the side effects, dont do it!! save yourself the stress and anxiety, look for other options.

My dermatologist has been great and gave me 1 round of subscision, that hurt quite a bit tbh, but it did 100% lift the dent slightly. I then had 2 rounds of the matrix laser which has flattened the area, although im not sure if its 100% perfect yet. I'm on month 3 now so hopefully my body can do the rest, but i no longer have a dent.

The matrix laser worked amazing, but subcison worked to, ive had this all dont for free but really do recommend the laser.

My Atrophy was not deep enough  for filler to work and look good, so for people who have shallow dents matrix is a good option.I think its safe for all skin types to.

 

 

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So to update. I had many saline injections, I never really saw a difference in them and my dent got worse for the first month and a half and then stayed stable. I almost thought people were maybe exaggerating when they said the dent just popped back to normal over night. But about 4 days ago that’s what happened with mine. It is almost completely back to normal tonight. So weird but I am so incredibly relieved. I hope this gives people some hope.

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I have a dent in the edge of my chin where I got a cyst injected two weeks ago. derm said he used a "concentration of 2." 2 what? What does that mean?

What is strange is that I am now noticing ANOTHER tiny dent near the corner of my mouth, a whole inch from the injection site. In fact, the whole right side of my chin looks a little weird and uneven. Is it possible for a single injection to cause multiple divots?

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@snowpea

He used a 50/50 concentration. May be too strong and you need dilute. 

It could have traveled or you had a reaction to the steriod. It will heal over time, you can do saline injections with the Dr or get some filler, otherwise it can take 6 months to a year to heal. 

Yes it can tunnel or travel, ... anything in the skin is not 100% predictable. For instance acne can cause bumps elsewhere. Secondly you could have a condition called spontaneous scaring. Thirdly some have a gut (take lots of probiotics, stop sugar and carbs, dairy, eat lots of fruit and veg), - skin reaction. 

The chin has muscles that can migrate material as well.

- BA

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