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The most common side effect of topical corticosteroid use is skin atrophy. All topical steroids can induce atrophy, but higher potency steroids, occlusion, thinner skin, and older patient age increase the risk. The face, the backs of the hands, and intertriginous areas are particularly susceptible. Resolution often occurs after discontinuing use of these agents, but it may take months. Concurrent use of topical tretinoin (Retin-A) % may reduce the incidence of atrophy from chronic steroid applications. 30 Other side effects from topical steroids include permanent dermal atrophy, telangiectasia, and striae.
In the Honda were law-enforcement officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration 's Westchester County Task Force. They had been watching Siegel for years, since almost immediately after his release from a 2 1/2 year prison stint for selling Ecstasy. The agents suspected he had been supplementing his acting income by dealing steroids. In fact, the 285-pound Siegel had been using anabolics his entire adult life, starting as a 15-year-old kid with body-image insecurities, all the way up through his career as an actor in commercials, television shows and movies.