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Question: Scared potmarks on both temporal areas
|99times - Fri May 01, 2009 11:07 am||
Hello. I have kinda light potmarks on both my temples. I'm not sures when exactly this happenned. They are not very noticeable, and they are almost exactly the same on both sides. I'm wondering if this is a result of drug abuse or antipsychotic drugs i'm on. In 2006, at age of 26 I started having auditory hallucinations and I was put on resperidal for a year. Then i've been on seroqoel since then. I abused a heavy drug for about a year. I'm hoping the someone can tell me how this happened, and what I can do to get rid of the potmarks. Thanks.
|John Kenyon, CNA - Mon May 18, 2009 10:23 pm||
Hi Jeremy --
This shouldn't be something that could be caused by the use of any drugs, but sounds like there may have been some dermatological cause, perhaps something that occurred and resolved during your "heavy" drug experience and which you weren't aware of at the time. This is my best guess as to cause, as there is nothing I can imagine, out of what you've described, that might otherwise have caused this.
As for what can be done, there are cosmetic surgery techniques that can largely reduce or eliminate most such pockmarks, assuming they are considered large enough to be worth the work. Usually either laser treatment or injection of collagen under the skin in the affected area will correct these.
Hope this is helpful. Good luck to you.
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