Yes it is horrible-I'm having a hard time as well. Fortunately, it's not going to scar. I went to my skin doctor and she said my skin was "stained" not scarred. So what I am doing now is using a Rx bleaching cream to get rid of the brown stained skin. It's working well...and it's mostly all new pink skin. But it still looks terrible to me.How much of your hands and arms are covered?
I hope you feel better soon.