OT: Went to the dermatologist yesterday.........
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|Tue, 04-30-2013 - 5:56pm|
I'd posted last week about a bad face situation I had following a cheap facial. Basically, a big red pimple appeared and wouldn't go away......it's been 4-5 weeks (the pimple cleared up, but left a big, red scarry bump). I went to see my GP last week and she referred me to a dermatologist.
Fortunately my mom was able to get me in sooner - I took an unpaid day from work and went to see the dermatologist. After a long wait, I got to see her for a few minutes.....she was suggesting topical treatments (my GP mentioned they could do injections to break up the scar tissue). I explained that, and that I wouldn't be able to come again for a very long time.......she agreed to inject a small amount of steroid into the bump and I had to buy some anti-scar/keyloid treatment from her office. I also have to follow up in three months to see if it will require laser treatment. Fortunately, the whole deal cost $100 (I'm sure laser treatment would be much more).
So it is looking a bit better......still a weird tissue-ish thing on my cheek......I guess I will have to wear lots of sunscreen this summer.......I have also been staying in most evenings, treating it topically.
Bahhh!! Watch out everyone.......I should have known not to go to this place for a facial but I thought they were relatively harmless....... :(