As for the effects? It's been a month, and the scarring has gone down, noticeably so - so much so that I now actually feel comfortable leaving the house without any skin make up on (unheard of, for me, from the age of about 13). I'll probably have to make my peace with the fact that I'll never have 'glowing' skin, but this product has been a miracle-worker for evening out my skin tone, and getting me my confidence back.
Would I recommend? Obviously, the high price point seems a little off-putting, but honestly, whilst I can't speak for everyone else, I know that the amount of 'drug store' alternatives I've tried for this very problem probably amounts to much more money, over the years - and I honestly believe this product is worth every penny. My skin is smooth, much more even, and feels healthier; no longer as dry as my many treatments and lotions have made it, over the years. I'd really suggest anyone with similar problems invests.