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If you have scars or stretch marks. I absolutely recommend this treatment. I'm treating a hypertrophic scar and indented one with it.

It's very simple.

Cut off a piece of duct tape large enough to cover the scar or stretchmark, and leave it there. Swap it out for a fresh piece "after" daily showers.

If your hated marks are on your face, and you're overly self conscious about people seeing grey swatches of tape all over your mug. You can apply the duct tape when you come home for the night. Leave it on until the morning just before you shower.

I am seeing results. I don't understand the science behind it but it has something to do with

A: Starving the tissue of oxygen / forcing white blood cells to attack the area.

B: Forces the skin to stay moist.

If you can keep it on for a non stop extended period of time. My suggestion is 3 weeks. Then a week to shed. Rinse and repeat.

Regular tape will not work. Believe it or not some people use this Duct Tape treatment to remove warts. I read a few stories on the net about people who couldn't get rid of planter warts. They tried professional freezes and over the counter wart remover stuff and the warts still came back. The Duct Tape treatment got rid of them and they never came back. I thought, well hey, maybe it works on scars. It does! I am seeing results.

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How is it working on the raised scars?

I have them on my back, and keeping on the duct tape would be difficult IMO. Especially with my warehouse job where i have to constantly lift up my arms to get something from above me. I tried the silicone sheets but that was a pain in the ass.

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Interesting, so I can see in theory why it would work for hypertrophic scars, because you are constantly applying pressure on the scar (its the whole theory behind the clinically proven silicone sheets that pretty much do the same), but I don't see how it would fill in an indented scar by using this method? I'm not saying I doubt what you say, but I just don't understand why and how it would work for indents. How old are your indented scars?

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I'm sooooo going to try it. :D


If anyone needs someone to talk to and vent I am here!

I used to use a lot of stuff on my face, but now I don't and I'm doing much better!

I take:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo ****
On my face:

  • NO face makeup (I only wear eyeliner and eyeshadow. No face make up no matter how much it kills me.
  • Coconut Oil when I am in the shower. I let it sit while I am in the warm shower then rinse it off. I also wear it to bed sometimes
What causes my acne:
  • Hormones: **** Ortho threw me off and my face was attacked with acne. UPDATE: My face has calmed down and I only get ONE little pimple when TOM comes to visit every month. :pray:
Face status: I no longer breakout like I did two years ago. I have the crap scars though.

Last updated: May 26, 2015


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I don't understand . I want to try this because i have red marks left over from previous acne. Ca someone tell me how to do it?


My daily routine to clear skin

~Use oatmeal soaked in water as a scrub.( morning and night)

~Hydrogen Peroxide 3% applied topically with a cotton ball on acne. (morning and night)

91% clear


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I don't understand . I want to try this because i have red marks left over from previous acne. Ca someone tell me how to do it?

I can't say that it will erase the scar, but I am noticing improvement. I am very early into this experiment- a little over a month. the hypertrophic scar on my nose has flattened some, and it looks to me like it's shrinking in size. Like the scar tissue itself is dying off, also it went from a red color to a white color. I've had this scar for more than 10 years now. I don't have any warts but I did leave the duck tape wrapped around the base of my small finger for a week or so to see how my skin would respond. The skin was reddish when I removed the tape. It was very dry the next day and it peeled for a week or so, and now it looks normal. I don't know if silicone treatments do this, and I've never heard of silicone sheeting removing warts. So well, hey, I don't mind being a guinea pig. I'm not treating large areas. I haven't experience any bad effects yet.

The method is simple. Cut off a piece of duct tape large enough to completely cover the scar and leave it on, switch it out after taking a shower, clean the area before reapplication. If it's in an area where you can not keep it on all the time, do this just before bed and remove it in the morning. Do what I am doing. Treat a small scar first, dont cover your self up in this stuff. See what happens.

Will it make the scar completely disappear. Don't know yet. Maybe. I know a few long term scars I had for many years disapeared. I used to have a long vertical scarline on my stomach, caused by broken tree branch scrape when falling out of a tree as a child. That scar stayed with me until I was in my mid 20's, it's gone. It was about 8 or 9 inches long. I also had a scar in the bridge of my nose that I treated with daily applications of retin a for many years and it resolved itself.

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I just heard about using duct tape on warts from my doctor, and thought I'd check the net.

A little confused one thing though...you say to leave it on until after you shower, then clean the area before reapplying...

Why not just remove the duct tape before the shower and clean while showering?

Edit: also, my original search was to find out if duct tape adhesive had salicylic acid in it, which seems to be the active ingredient in both acne and wart treatment, and it led me here...anybody know if that's the case?

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Hi there. I googled, ”duct tape for stretchmarks” and this group was the first thing that popped up. I wanted to let Mr. Davis know that I personally have used regular silver duct tape on my 12 year old sons foot. He had 5 planter warts pop up on his right foot. I taped his foot every night for about a month and they rose up to the surface to where they were basically pulled up out of the skin. They are now completely gone, with no scarring or returns. It's been about 8 months. I tried duct tape because I too had read it on a homeopath remedy website, and thought it sounded a lot less painful than having them surgically removed from his foot. That would have been the next step but the duct tape treatment worked amazingly. After 2 Weeks of doing the duct taping of his foot, the skin did become tender, to where he he needed to takes his morning showers with the tape still on in order to help loosen it from his skin. He would then leave it off all day, until bedtime when I taped over the wart again and left it over night. Because the duct tape worked so well, I wondered if it could also rejuvenate wrinkles and stretchmarks, as I sit here typing this out with a strip of duct tape across my forehead wrinkles, and another test sample of duct tape on my hip over my stretchmark. Lol. If I see any results as impressive as the one on my sons foot, I shall let you all know :-} thank you

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Oh! This sounds intriguing!

I had a wart on my finger, (ew, I know.)

My father told me to put duct tape on it. It does indeed starve it from oxygen, it basically dries it out, kills it. I'm going to try this on one of my scars. I just need duct tape >.>

This, I will document. I just got a new phone with awesome video/pic quality. Oh, how I love experimenting on myself.

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I just heard about using duct tape on warts from my doctor, and thought I'd check the net.

A little confused one thing though...you say to leave it on until after you shower, then clean the area before reapplying...

Why not just remove the duct tape before the shower and clean while showering?

Edit: also, my original search was to find out if duct tape adhesive had salicylic acid in it, which seems to be the active ingredient in both acne and wart treatment, and it led me here...anybody know if that's the case?

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Did anyone actually see any results from using Duct tape? I only have few Boxcar Scars and Icepick Scars, they have gotten much better since I have left them alone, but I am now getting increasingly impatient, OCD is kicking in badly and I am needing to try something new to shift them quicker. I also suffer from what I am sure is Post Inflammatory Erythema.

I am looking at potentially purchasing Silicone Sheets but reviews are extremely mixed for indented scars.

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