My mother had a friend who had Cushing's syndrome and she had the classic moon face. She didn't let it bother her, though. She did her makeup to help create contours in her cheeks and wore her hair long and a lot of V-neck tops to help lengthen the line of her face.
She always joked and said at least she didn't have Graves' disease, which gives people bulging eyes. She said if she had that, she guessed she would just have to go join the circus. She didn't let it get to her. She was a great person and friend.
Post 1 Moon face can also be a sign of steroids administered for cancer treatment. A little girl in our city has leukemia and she has developed a moderate moon face since she began treatment. She has to take steroids every so often, and her face is noticeably rounder than it was when she started treatment. You can tell if you look at photos made of her before and after she was diagnosed. Her doctors did say that, at her age -- four -- she will probably lose the moon face by the time she has been off treatment for two years. They said it's harder to get rid of as you get older, but kids frequently lose it. Post your comments Post Anonymously Please enter the code: