Does a Corticosteroid Injection Cause Pitted Skin?
I received a Corticosteriod Injection for acne and it seems like I have pitted skin now. Is this common in situations like this? I have a special event coming up in a few months and I want to make sure this is gone by that time. What can I do to get this to go away? Please help…
Acne blemish injections with a corticosteroid can cause a dimple in the skin - caused by fat atrophy. Many of them resolve on their own over time. But sometimes we will use a small amount of Restylane to smooth it out sooner.
At our clinic we use an antibiotic and corticosteroid to inject blemishes - this decreases the amount of corticosteroid used and the potential dimpling.
Ken Oleszek, MD
La Fontaine Aesthetics