waxing scars

Hello everyone,

I have been waxing my face for about 3 years. About a year ago, I applied wax that was too hot to my upper lip, then when I pulled back my strip, some of the skin came off. This caused a little scar on the left side that emulates a moustache! I’ve been waiting for it to go away, and using bleaching cream on it sometimes, but alas, it is still present. Does anyone know anything about how to get rid of these scars, and do they go away on their own?

Thanks for your advice on my faux moustache.

hi there latrell… i am sorry to hear about your scars… i have a ton of them in my underarm area… anyway, why dont you go to the pharmacy and ask the pharmacist about those over the country cream/gels that help fade the scars. My cousin uses honey daily on a scar she has on her face after an hot cooking oil accident. sorry for my lack of info, but thats all i know and i didnt want to leave your post unanswered <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

good luck.


I recently started using Skinceuticals. Still too early to say whether it will work as I only started using it 4 days ago but apparently after 2 weeks of continual use, pigmentation will be reduced and after 3 months it should dramatically reduce. Maybe worth checking out. Will let you know if my new regime works in time.

The other thing to do is go and see a very good dermatologist. I always wonder why more ppl do not go and see one when there is a problem with their skin. That’s what they are there for.

Good luck!

Hi again,

Forget the skinceuticals. It did not work at all. I did, however, manage to find something that really does work. Phaze 13. I bought it online and without wanting to sound like a sad infomercial - it actually is amazing and it lightens any/all hyperpigmentation. After one week, a stubborn, dark freckle has disappeared from my nose and my other marks and blemishes have lightened by a third. Apparently all should be clear in a month so I’ll keep you updated.

For the body there is Phaze 13 Forte which I’m hoping to get soon.


I’m sorry to say this, but the greatest healing response from your body has probably come about by now – from here on in, the scar will likely only fade very, very slowly, and probably not to your satisfaction.

My suggestion would be to visit a dermatologist, and see whether or not a vascular laser (one kind is the V-beam) might be alright for you.

The V-beam is targeted at red pigment (hemoglobin), and is used to treat all kinds of related skin issues.

I had V-beam treatment for telengiastias (facial spider veins) related to rosacea, and experienced a 70-80% improvement.

Look for other consumer experiences at http://www.rosacea.co.uk/?treatmenttype=VBeam
(they’re to do with rosacea, but it might be a good gauge for the relative effectiveness of the laser, from anecdotal POVs…)

or do a google search using the terms [v-beam vascular laser hemoglobin] for decent explanations (v-beam alone will only yield plastic surgeons/derm’s ads).

But talk to a derm, I think.