A member asked:

My forehead is sunken in from a cortisone shot into a cystic acne lesion injected on jan.8. is it atrophy? also can it get worse/more sunken in? ty

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Dr. Vlada Groysman answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Steroid atrophy: It may take up between 6 to 24 mos to fill in. There are several articles published regarding saline injections into the area of atrophy. If you want something more immediate filler such as juvederm may work well. It shouldn't get worse.

Answered 3/16/2018



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