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Ask An Expert > Alexander Rivkin Message Board > I was injected with a steroid on a bump on my forehead which was scar tissue, now there is an indent, will this go away?
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I was injected with a steroid on a bump on my forehead which was scar tissue, now there is an indent, will this go away?


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Torrance, CA
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indentations are difficult to treat  June 9, 2009 9:43 AM

Steroids can "melt" away scar tissue and cause fat atrophy which can lead to indentations. You can correct the appearance somewhat with filler or fat injections after undermining the area to create a pocket to accept the fat/filler. Depending on the fat or filler will let you know how long the appearance will be improved. I hope this helps!

bump that was injected with a steroid on my forhead that has now become a dent.  June 9, 2009 1:50 PM

I asked this question and got an answer that the dent can be temperarily treated with fat injections or filler but I was wondering if the dent will start to go back it's own cells again just enough for the dent to go away permanently. I've heard of this happening but have not heard it from a doctor. Is this possible for the cells to regrow where the dent is, it would be nice to know that I wouldn't have to do temporary things for the rest of my life. Please let me know as soon as you can.

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los angeles, CA
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yes, this usually goes away  July 23, 2009 4:49 PM

the filler usualy stimulates collagen growth and that fills in the dent. occasionally you have to have a couple of injection sessions, but it should work just fine.



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