Thanks... about the facial stuff, the spots aren't on my face, does that matter?I have a couple of suggestions. Derma e has a product called "Scar Gel" and it's very good at softening scar tissue. You might try using Scar Gel in conjunction with a non-abrasive exfoliant such as SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic or SkinCeuticals Serum 15 AOX (eventually working up to Serum 20); also, Kinerase has two good, gentle peels that might be helpful: Kinerase Advanced Radiance Facial Peel and Kinerase Clear Skin Instant Radiance Facial Peel. Always wear sun protection (minimum SPF 30) and plenty of it. Good luck.