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Figure 1: Adverse effects of topical corticosteroids on the face. (a) Marked atrophy and telangiectasia, (b) Severe exacerbation of acne with crusted and nodular lesions, (c) Tinea incognito after prolonged application of a super-potent topical corticosteroid, (d) topical corticosteroid-induced hypertrichosis, (e) hypopigmentation: note sparing of the periorbital area, where the corticosteroid cream was not applied and (f) the "topical steroid-dependent face" with bright erythema and monomorphic papules

Figure 1: Adverse effects of topical corticosteroids on the face. (a) Marked atrophy and telangiectasia, (b) Severe exacerbation of acne with crusted and nodular lesions, (c) Tinea incognito after prolonged application of a super-potent topical corticosteroid, (d) topical corticosteroid-induced hypertrichosis, (e) hypopigmentation: note sparing of the periorbital area, where the corticosteroid cream was not applied and (f) the