Our expert says:
Hi Bestina, thank you for the question.
Your best option would be to consult a natural homeopath and a dietician to work out an effective ‘anti’ allergy/irritant diet.
Cortisone and other steroids definitely impact on the skin and typically one can see thinning, increased vascularity, and a reduction of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin with long term use. I do not believe however that the use of the steroids over 3 years is enough to cause irreversible changes to the skin. One may have to consider topicals that contain alphahydroxy and polyhydroxy acids, vitamin C and A (such as the NeoStrata range, Environ, Nimue, etc.), glycolic acid peels, photofacial (skin rejuvenation technology) or even fractional skin resurfacing (Matrix RF, Fraxel, Starlux, etc.).
We rely on the fat within our face to support the skin and provide the face with its shape and definition (volume) and typically with volume loss in the face the treatment choice is fillers (one’s own fat, Juvederm, Restylane, etc.).
Your best option would be to consult an aesthetic medical practitioner or a cosmetic dermatologist who can examine the skin and even perform a VISIA skin analysis to decide on the best treatment options.
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