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So I read this post on this page:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/DALACIN-B...81#entry3039781

by UsedToHaveHorribleAcne

Here's another tip from her to help your son's scarring. IT COMPLETELY REMOVED ALL SCARS FROM MY FACE. Completely. It took two years because my scarring was bad, and it could only be done once a month at the VERY MINIMUM initially, then once every three months. You need to find a European-trained aesthetician to do this. Using Honee Wax ONLY....not that green stuff...have a facialist wax the scars on his cheeks, temples, nose, and forehead. Don't let her put powder on the face before waxing, or it won't remove the epidermal cells, just the hair. He probably has a beard by now, so she will be careful. This is a form of exfoliation that gradually takes all the scar tissue off. I used to have pitted pores that you could park a car in. Makeup didn't hide them. After a while, you crave the way your skin feels after being waxed. It feels so alive.

Hope this is some food for thought. My heart goes out to anyone who has to endure this, so I hope this helps.

EDIT: I want to be really clear about the waxing in (4). The reason why you have to go slowly is because of damage in the dermis, which I had, the skin layer underneath the epidermis. You have to give the dermis a chance to become epidermis, which it does eventually as your body sloughs off dead cells. You ABSOLUTELY cannot wax the forehead more than once every three months, or any other place where the skin is really thin. The cheeks and nose can take it because they have more fat, although the bridge of the nose has thin skin. This is what I was told. I wish I had pictures to show you but I don't. I was what they call 'pockmarked'. I actually get compliments on my skin now.

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So, I think this is amazing, it sounds like a safe, less expensive way to treat scarring without lasers or the burn of chemical peels.

Has anyone else ever done this?

I think I'm gonna try and find someone who will wax my face.

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Why would it be BS?

What benefit could that person gain by posting that?

Its not like she's making money off of it.

Waxing would exfoliate the skin kinda like dermabrasion.

It seems possible to me.

Instead of saying there's no evidence this will work; how about saying there's no evidence it wouldn't work?

Like I said, I can't see any reason for that person to take the time to just make crap up for no good reason.

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Just don't be so gullable. There are advertisers, trollers, ignoramuses and people who just overly stretch the truth. Do your research and you'll find out who is who.

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Why would it be BS?

What benefit could that person gain by posting that?

Its not like she's making money off of it.

Waxing would exfoliate the skin kinda like dermabrasion.

It seems possible to me.

Instead of saying there's no evidence this will work; how about saying there's no evidence it wouldn't work?

Like I said, I can't see any reason for that person to take the time to just make crap up for no good reason.

Waxing is nothing like dermabrasion and exfoliating skin doesn't get rid of scarring. If it was this easy to get rid of scars none of us would be here. Lasers and dermabrasion don't even get rid of scars, but we're supposed to believe waxing does?? Utter crap.

Evidence it doesn't work: People who have used exfoliants for years and still have scars, people who have had laser and dermabrasion and still have scars.

If anything, waxing could damage the skin by ripping the hair out at the root. And if you have any clogged pores it can cause scars, I know because that happened to me.

Try it and report back, but I seriously doubt waxing is the cure.

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lol.. dermal tissue does not turn into epidermal tissue

Edited by Brawn

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Instead of saying there's no evidence this will work; how about saying there's no evidence it wouldn't work?

That's just not the way it works. The burden of proof is placed on a person making a claim NOT the people refuting the claim....

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My point was just that I don't like being so negative, it doesn't make any sense why she would just make up a total lie with nothing to gain from it. Plus she was offering up other info that makes perfect sense.

I know I would be ecstatic and be happy to tell people if/when I find something that works. Maybe with that form of exfoliation the top epidermis gets waxed and because the scars are scar tissue and there's no hair or anything they don't get stripped, kinda like a sanding of the skin. A lot of people have reported better looking scars from dermabrasion which is just exfoliation. I don't really see how this is any different or that its a far fetched idea.

I wouldn't cost much and it wouldn't hurt or scar you like a laser could so I like the idea of it. I don't know if I'm going to do it still because I'm on retin-a right now but I still might try it later.

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It's totally different from dermabrasion. Derma takes many layers off the epidermis and creates a wound. Waxing would just take off the part of the epidermis that would shed normally on its own. Better off just using an exfoliant.

Exfoliating never helped my scars, btw. But of course try it and see if it works for you.

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