THEIR JOURNEYS, THEIR STORIES
Making noticeable scars and stretch marks less noticeable is about more than science and skin. It’s about a transformation in how people feel about themselves. At the end of that journey, people want to share their happiness. Mederma® users have some great stories about why they chose Mederma® and what happened when they did. Adventurous stories, sad stories, funny stories, love stories, stories of bravery and stories of success.
The Success Stories on this site have been sent directly to Merz by Mederma® users and we have not verified the accuracy of these testimonials. The benefits of using Mederma® may vary from person to person, and you may not achieve the same results as the Success Stories below.
I didn't have any problems with stretch marks while I was pregnant with my son, but after I got home from the hospital I noticed I had some stretch marks on the front of my stomach. They made me really unhappy and a little ashamed, actually. My sister actually told me about Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy. I knew Mederma® worked for scars, but I didn't know how it worked with stretch marks. She told me to try it, and she had a coupon that she downloaded from the Mederma® web site. I actually didn't use it until about a year after my son was born because I was still unsure. When I did, I started seeing results within five weeks, which was a lot faster than I thought! By the 12-week mark they were a lot lighter and harder to see! I couldn't feel them as much, either, because they were smoother. It made me really happy to know that there is actually a product out there that works the way it says it will. I know stretch marks are a big deal — not only for women but for men as well. I even recommended it to my brother. I just want to spread the word about Mederma® to whoever I can because I've tried it and it worked for me. Thank you so much for helping me and letting me share my story. If you’re out there and you’re not comfortable with your stretch marks, definitely give Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy a try.
I recently had my thyroid removed due to thyroid cancer. Having a scar in such an odd place (right across my neck) brings lots of questions and it makes me self-conscious to have to explain the whole "cancer thing" to strangers. I want this scar gone fast. Of course I looked up similar scars on the internet and some people still have theirs years later. So I got Mederma®. I’ve only been using Mederma® for a short time and my scar is 80% improved! I can't believe it. Woohoo!
I recently had a surgery to get a mole removed from my face. My plastic surgeon informed me it would leave a scar, but I didn't know what to expect. After the removal I started to notice the scar forming and couldn't believe how horrible it appeared. My surgeon told me once it was fully healed I could start applying Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel to it and I should see results in two months. After the first 4 weeks of using Mederma® I saw amazing results. It has been 4 months since my surgery and my scar is barely noticeable. Thank you Mederma® for making my scar almost vanish! :)
Years ago I was involved a car accident – it was a head-on collision – and even though I had my seatbelt on, my head hit the windshield. Fortunately, I didn’t have any serious head injuries, but the glass shattered and cut me. From the middle of my forehead over on my right side was in pretty bad shape. It almost looked like a bear clawed my face. I also had a broken leg that they had to put a rod in to help it set properly, so I have a big scar on my hip. But my main concern at the time was my face. Everyone worries about their face – we’re all thinking about how we look to other people when we’re out in the world. So six months after the accident I had reconstructive surgery and after the stitches were removed, I used Mederma® religiously, every day, and it worked. I know if I hadn’t used Mederma®, the scars on my forehead would be much more noticeable than they are. You can barely see them today. I’m really telling my story to let you know that if Mederma® worked for me, with how bad my injuries were, you shouldn’t hesitate to use it for any scar you have, no matter how big or small it is. I still keep a tube of Mederma® handy at the house, because I’m always bumping into things and getting little cuts. My husband uses it too, for a scar he has from a shoulder surgery. I hope that if you’re watching this because you or someone you love is self-conscious about a scar you’ll go out and get Mederma® as soon as you can, because it’s one of the best things I ever did for myself.
I cut myself with an electric shaver, which left a scar on my skin. I used Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel and guess what? Mederma® has worked for me! My scar looks smoother and less visible after using your product for 6 months. For those that are new to Mederma®, I would recommend rubbing it into the scarred area daily. Thanks.
I got this scar from a terrible car accident and thought it would show on my forehead forever as a reminder of this terrible night. My surgeon suggested I start using Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel as soon as my wound healed to make the scars look better and I'm forever grateful for that advice. Today you can barely see my scar and I recommend Mederma® to anyone. Thank you, Mederma®.
I got a tick bite on my chest and when it unlatched itself, it left the area swollen and doubled in size. My bite mark scabbed and eventually scarred. Plus, I had planned a vacation to see my boyfriend for the first time in two years. My scar was tiny, but noticeable, and made me so self-conscious. I decided to go out and purchase Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel to see if it would work. Soon the scar was noticeably different. The redness was reduced and the scar looked smoother. My boyfriend didn't notice unless I pointed it out to him! Thank you so much, Mederma®. You've helped make me feel more confident about myself again and I couldn't be happier!
Rose L.weight, growth
Throughout my early teens I struggled with my weight. After my weight stabilized and I began dating, I was self-conscious of the stretch marks on my thighs, hips, breasts and the back of my knees. If you can't be comfortable in your own skin, it is very difficult to feel confident. After three months of using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy, I noticed that my purple and pink stretch marks had become harder to see. The only time I even notice them is when I have a dark tan, and I can no longer feel their difference in texture from the rest of my skin. Thank you, Mederma®!
I used Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel after having surgery on my pinky toe. It was the second surgery on the same toe. My podiatrist recommended that I use Mederma® to help with the scar. I was a little skeptical at first, but I purchased the product and was amazed because I quickly began to see results. The product not only helped the most recent surgery scar, but it also helped with the scar from the previous surgery. I love Mederma® and I plan to use it on old acne scars.
A few years ago, I was bitten by a dog on my face. It required stitches in my lip. The wound was so deep you could see my teeth through the cut. The scar it left behind made me very self-conscious, so my doctor suggested that I use Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel. Now, I honestly don't even notice the scar most of the time. I am eternally grateful for this product. :-)
Holly P.accidents, surgery
I was at a bonfire and a bottle in the fire exploded and cut my face pretty badly. I had three cuts: one on my eyelid, the second in the lower corner of my eye by my nose, and the third right below it on my cheek. I had immediate surgery and they had to put a tube from my lower tear duct draining into my nose. Being a 17-year-old girl at the time, I was very self-conscious about my scars. But after using Mederma® on all my scars, people hardly even notice them anymore, and they are much easier to cover up with makeup. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn’t used Mederma®!!
A few years ago my five-year-old daughter, Nicole, tried to make noodles in the microwave. The towel she used to pull them out of the microwave caught on the door and she spilled the boiling hot water on her arm. After weeks of treatment at the wound care center, we began applying Mederma® for Kids™ twice a day. Today the scars are much less noticeable. We're grateful for Mederma® and its amazing effects.
Two months ago I received second-degree burns from a flat iron I accidentally touched. Soon after, it became obvious it would leave a large scar on my left hand. My mom bought some Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel and I applied it religiously. I'm amazed by the results: reduced redness and my restored confidence.
Megan C.acne, burns, scars
I had a few burn scars and some scars from cuts and scrapes and such, so I began to use Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel on them once a day. WOW!!!! They look so much better. Now I am going to begin using it on my acne scars and hope it works. I have had acne for years now and have very bad scars. I do not leave the house without makeup, and even with foundation, concealer and powder you can still definitely see the scarring. I'm keeping my hopes up that this will work on my acne scars as well as it did on my other scars :)