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Do Chicken pox indents ever fade

(73 Posts)
ArielBelleElsa Sat 20-Feb-16 19:16:37

As the title says...does anyone have any experience of indents on the face fading? My daughter aged 3.5 had pox a year ago and still has quite a number of face indents (about 10-15). Some have improved in terms of depth, some are still as deep. Do they grow out as children age? My daughters are very noticeable particularly in brightly lit areas.

I know this isn't major but to me these marks are pretty severe and therefore upsetting.

amitha Sat 20-Feb-16 19:34:00

My ds had cp when he was 2yrs, he is 6 now and has visible dents still on his face- about 6 I'd say varying in size, i've not noticed any change since they healed to be honest so I'm not sure if you'd expect them to reduce.

Fourormore Sat 20-Feb-16 19:34:49

I have one on the end of my nose. It's faded a lot but I love it 😊

ArielBelleElsa Sun 21-Feb-16 06:10:10

Ok, thanks for replying. They have faded a fair bit in the last 12 months but the indents are still there and because of the number of them, pretty obvious especially as they are mainly in between her eyes.

TheClacksAreDown Sun 21-Feb-16 06:16:10

I'm afraid I still have some noticeable indents from having chicken pox 30 years ago

Out2pasture Sun 21-Feb-16 06:29:42

they stay forever, especially in area's where there is not a lot of subcutaneous fat to start with like the forehead or bridge of the nose.

gunting Sun 21-Feb-16 07:07:00

I've got one on my cheek from when I was 3 and now I'm 23

Lovelydiscusfish Sun 21-Feb-16 07:46:31

Dd had one near her armpit which lasted for several months but I now can't see it.

ArmfulOfRoses Sun 21-Feb-16 09:04:59

I have some from 30 odd years ago that are still visible.
They really don't bother me smile

ArielBelleElsa Sun 21-Feb-16 18:01:02

Ok thanks...my dd had a very severe case on her face. She is very scarred even almost a year later. Hope that some at least may heal, but obviously I can't expect too much more improvement

Frusso Sun 21-Feb-16 18:39:32

By daughter had them badly at 3. They were still rather obvious after a year. I was pretty upset at the time.
She's 7 now and has a couple of faint marks/indents left on her face, you'd only know they were there if you looked, a stranger wouldn't notice them.
She still has a couple of white spots on her trunk, that I don't think will ever go.

Out2pasture Tue 23-Feb-16 00:37:52

ariel I believe they offer (at a later age) cosmetic fillers to plump up the recessed scar area. so at some point you may want to discuss this with a plastic's specialist.

Frusso Tue 23-Feb-16 19:10:30

Here's reference for you OP. They really are only noticeable if you look for them.

Nandocushion Tue 23-Feb-16 19:27:29

My DB had CP age 6 and still has a couple of indents on his face at age 48.

ArielBelleElsa Tue 23-Feb-16 19:35:21

Wow frusso your daughters case is very similar to my daughters. Thank you for posting these. My daughter was completely covered just like that. My daughters scars are more in clusters with six on her temple and 7 between her eyes (which bother me most as they are in the middle of her face) plus numerous others dotted about. They were horrendous at first but have improved and are now similar in terms of colour depth to your daughters now. They are particularly noticeable due to the sheer number and location. So over the years, they probably won't go entirely, but may improve a bit. I'm grateful for all the replies to this post.

Frusso Tue 23-Feb-16 19:44:15

Your Dds may also become a bit less noticeable as her face shape develops as she gets older. She's still got a bit of growing to do, and children heal really well.

ArielBelleElsa Sun 28-Feb-16 16:25:12

Bumping this for any more reassurances? X

SpocksThirdEar Sun 28-Feb-16 16:31:25

DS had CP in the summer between reception and y1, actually the second time he had it. He was covered and I nearly cried when he recovered and his face was so badly scarred. They're still there (he's y4 now) but faded a lot. You can see them if you look for them, but they're not obvious.

May09Bump Sun 28-Feb-16 16:38:26

They may get a bit better, but I still have mine -now 38.

Our laser consultant (for birthmark) said laser treatment can reduce how raised they are and can be done at any point in time. So if they are still bad when she is older, it's another option to take.

Lightbulbon Sun 28-Feb-16 16:41:58

My dc's haven't gone after 10 years but they don't seem to notice them.

ArielBelleElsa Sun 28-Feb-16 16:45:03

My daughter has so many, she was only 2 when she had chicken pox and I've found it hard to see her previously flawless complexion become so scarred. its very upsetting. I'm clinging on to the hope that her skin will recover eventually, with her being so young

LightNC Sun 28-Feb-16 18:14:34

Yes, though it took a while. Scarring was quite bad, as I was a teenager. But it was a question of knowing where they had been, and appeared not dissimilar to Frusso's photos above (though I was a near adult of course!)

ArielBelleElsa Sun 28-Feb-16 18:38:33

So yours eventually went LightNC? Even after having them as a teenager? Where on your face were the scars? Sorry for all the questions! I'm really anxious to know what will happen!

mathanxiety Sun 28-Feb-16 18:46:45

DD2 has a good few at age 20. The colour faded completely but there are pock marks remaining. However, she also has freckles, so you would have to look really hard to see them.

ArielBelleElsa Sun 28-Feb-16 18:51:31

That's the good thing about freckles. We are a totally freckleless family so unlikely that will help in my daughters case.

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