Edited by ScarsRevil, 05 May 2010 - 07:39 PM.
wart remover on hypetrophic scar (pics)needling
Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:43 PM
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 11:00 PM
The application of the wart remover lately does burn a lot more than initial applications when the scar was not tampered with. I can only hope this is burning away the deeper layers of the scar tissue permanently. Anyways, I'll post another update soon, when something significant happens or healing has progressived after stopping applications.
Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:05 PM
Anyways, I've applied the last application for tonight and will sleep with it on. In the morning I will peel it off and let healing occur for 2 weeks. I'm not sure if this will result in any improvement, but I will post an update once the scabbing is gone, probably will be a 1/2 week - a week before that happens.
Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:43 PM
The after pics are almost 24 hours after peeling the last layer of the wart removal layer off. So the skin is still inflammed and scabby/ nasty looking. Also, the scar in the before pics was usually less noticeable (started out as a very pale white color; the scar is about 13 years old so it had aged and the hyperpigmentation had faded pretty well, needling caused a re-hyperpigmentation of it), but it was still minorly inflammed from the needling of it which occured 2 weeks before the start of this treatment.
If anyone considers doing this, do so at your own risk, and remember I am not prone to hypetrophic scarring, unless I aggravatve a wound for many months during the healing phase. i.e. picking off a scab until it bleeds again and never allowing the healing phase to complete
People have used salycylic acid to burn off moles/skin tags/ raised skin/ scars before. I read that someone used wart remover on their hypetrophic scar in another forum and that is where I got this idea from. Warts are an overproduction of epidermal skin. Hypetrophic scars are an overproduction of fibroblasts/collagen/scar tissue (whatever). So I could see why burning away excess scar tissue could result in a more level with the skin scar.
Also, when I would apply the liquid solution after the initial epidermal layer (outer) layer of the scar had peeled off. I started applying pressure to the solution after it had dried into a white crust for several seconds. I did this so that the salycylic acid would "attach" itself to the deeper scar tissue and "burn" it. It might be a good thing I stopped applying it when I did, I imagine if I had kept applying it I could have resulted in a very deep pit, this would be bad. I want to have the scar as level as possible without being too big compared to the surrounding skin or 2 pitted., but I don't know if this leveling of the skin is temporary or permanent yet. I imagine it will be permanent though as the skin surrounding the scabbed "pit" is higher than the pitted area. I don't imagine the skin will heal to its previous height but will most likely remain as this pitted area.
The amount I applied it, I would say approximately 8-10 times a day for 4 days. I would usually leave it on for an hour at a time, peel it off, reapply, apply pressure, then leave it on again for an hour. At night I would leave it on overnight. I'm not sure if the pit became deeper from the intial epidermal peeling from new applications, but I imagine it became slightly deeper.
When I applied pressure after waiting several seconds for the liquid to crust up, applying pressure made it sting even more than the application, so be ready for a burning/stinging sensation more intense than application. I applied pressure until the burning/stinging sensation subsided which let me know that the liquid had attached itself to the deeper scar tissue and dried attached to the skin.
Also, if you consider doing this you might want to apply a thick tape or something surrounding the scar tissue to protect your healthy skin. I didn't' but I also burned some healthy skin. The wart remover becomes like a gel so precise application becomes more complicated because it wants to stick to the applicator.
Anyways, so far I'm happy with the intial results even though healing isn't complete. I'm happy to have a scabbed pit right now compared to a white raised bump. Hopefully this will turn into a white pit. In a week I imagine healing will have progressed significantly to gauge the results. I may reapply at the end of this month if I feel like I need to level out the skin surrounding the pit or the pit becomes raised.
Also, a warning if you attempt this on keloids. Keloids like to grow beyond the initial scar boundaries so this could likely aggravate a keloid into growing even more. You can see that my skin type is a pale color and my skin isn't prone to hypetrophic scarring. I would say this is worth trying on hypetrophic scars, but not keloids.
Edited by ScarsRevil, 05 May 2010 - 08:31 PM.
Posted 05 May 2010 - 08:16 PM
After pic: 14:
Sorry for not hosting on an external website, but it only takes 2 seconds to register for these boards if you seriously want to see the pictures.
Well, the post in the text editor looks different from the way I set it up. Anyways, you can tell the difference in before/after. Before pics is light white/pink raised color. After pics is more irritated and level pit.
Edited by ScarsRevil, 09 June 2010 - 01:11 PM.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:05 AM
Also if its not that raised (just slightly) is it easier to get rid of?
Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:22 PM
Just wondering, have you experienced pigmentation problems as a result of your salicylic acid treatment? I'm very tempted to do this, but I just don't want to be left with HYPOpigmentation on my chest.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:59 PM
This is the first time I have ever posted on this kind of site.. I am just so thankful to you for explaining this to people like me who so much need this information! Oh, by the way I am in y 50's now.. Finally something is working Thanks again!