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.
At age 21 I underwent surgery, leaving a two-inch incision across the front of my neck. I was nervous the scar would be very noticeable, so I started using Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel as soon as I was healed. I am very happy with the results! The redness and thickness of my scar have decreased significantly since I started using Mederma®. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a surgery scar.
After my surgery on my wrist I was so worried that I would have a huge ugly scar to keep forever. People would always notice it while I was working and would ask what happened to me. I remembered seeing commercials about Mederma® so I decided I would give it a try. I used it for a few months and it really did help. People no longer notice it while I'm working. It's not gone completely but Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel sure helped out a lot. My scar looks so much better than it used to. I'm not nearly as self-conscious about it like I used to be. My boyfriend just started using it on some of his scars and he's already seeing results.
I work for a professional water ski team in Wisconsin and during one of my performances I found myself entangled with a ski rope and was dragged behind the boat for several yards. After being taken to shore, I realized the seriousness of my injury, especially when I saw the back of my leg. People recommended Mederma® to me right away to make my scar less noticeable, so I waited for my wound to heal fully and started my use of Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel. I began using the gel around the middle of September and now, a few months later, I am seeing great progress and my scar looks better.
"My girlfriend has 3 dachshunds and I was playing with the youngest while I was visiting her. Never in a million years did I think that I would get bit by my friend’s dog, but I did. I was rolling a ball to the youngest dog and the ball got stuck under a chair and when I bent down to get it I was on my knees. I turned around and the middle dog bit me on the lips. Well I got 9 stitches from that little dog around my upper lip and under my nose. I started using Mederma® after the stitches were removed and I have been using it for 8 weeks and the results are great."
I was 95lbs before I got pregnant and gained weight up to 150 lbs. I thought that because I was so small it would not make a difference with stretch marks.. I mean I never had them before why would I get them now? Wrong. I ended up with marks all over. I did not know what to do or which product to turn to. After reviewing hundreds of products I decided to try Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy. At first I thought it was a joke. But after a month went by I noticed the marks lightened a bit.. and within I think 13 weeks or so they had lightened A LOT. I never share stories online, but I am so happy with the way I look now compared to what I looked like before, because of this product. :)
I had a lot of stretch marks from pregnancy. Then from gaining weight. I lost all the weight and then had a tummy tuck. Although most of my stretch marks were gone I still had quite a bit. My plastic surgeon said, “use Mederma®”. I was very skeptical but she said, “just try it.” So I did and I love the results. I feel so good that I can’t stop looking to make sure they don’t come back. I show everyone… Thank you Mederma®.
I was 10 months pregnant and had VERY DARK stretch marks. My sister was trying to minimize her stretch marks so I decided to do the same. I started using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy about 8 months after I had my son and my skin is back to its normal color. Thanks Mederma®, it was money well spent!
I am not a lucky woman who did not get stretch marks during pregnancy. I got them bad on my belly and hate how they look. Let’s be honest... my tummy will never be pretty again, but Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy helped me gain some confidence. After only about 6 weeks the marks were lighter and seemed less noticeable. I still haven’t gotten to 12 weeks yet but am excited to see what my stomach looks like when I reach that point in time. I HIGHLY recommend this product. It is (unlike many) totally worth the money! Thank you so much to whoever created this product!
"When I was pregnant with my first child I experienced a weird allergic reaction that caused me to get really severe itchy stretch marks around the mid section of my stomach. The stretch marks were purple, red and all around my belly button. I tried every cream in the world and nothing helped or prevented me from getting stretch marks. Then I lost a lot of weight which caused my stomach skin to get loose so you can imagine what my stomach looked like at that point. It was awful. Then I saw the commercial for Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy. I am on my second month and let me tell you it works. Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy changed the color of them from purple/red to more natural. I am very happy. The after picture is using Mederma® for 1 month."
On June 27, 2011 my husband had Deep Brain Stimulation surgery not once but TWICE. The first operation was on 6/27 and then because there was a problem with one of the wires which had been inserted in his brain, they had to re-do the same terrifying surgery the next day, June 28, 2011. The incision on the top right front of his head required 18 staples as well as 8 places around the perimeter of his head where the "Halo" was screwed into his skull. The first thing that I thought of was the commercial that I had seen for the Mederma® Scar Gel. When the staples were removed, I began a regimen of applying the gel 4 times a day. It is now a month after surgery and people cannot believe how much the incision has healed. I recommend Mederma® to everyone that asks. Thank you for giving hope to so many people.
I had foot surgery on July 20th. I had an arthritic joint in my big toe that had to be fused. The incision was about 3 inches long on the top of my foot. It looked horrible to me when they took the bandages off after 2 weeks. The before picture I am sending is the picture 2 weeks after surgery and the after picture is a short time after using the Mederma® Scar Gel. It is amazing that I can see results that quickly!
I had taken a nasty fall trying to rush back to my apartment one night in the winter of 2011. I had sprained my ankle and scraped my knee very bad that I left a trail of blood from the curb at which I had fallen, up the stairs and into my apartment. I was really worried about the deep scrape on my knee. My friend suggested I use Mederma® having recently used it to treat a scar of her own she's had for years. After my wound healed, I gave it a shot and I am so glad I did. In fact, my boyfriend had a similar wound on his knee from a track event around the same time I had my wound. Four months later his scar is still very visible, while my scar is virtually impossible to see!
Melissa SAccident, Scars, Other
My fiancé and I had gone over to his friends’ house in April 2010. Their bigger dog was sitting on top of the couch with its owner and child watching TV. The dog jumped off the couch and lunged at me - it didn't know me and saw me as a threat, it was being protective. In any case, it bit me on my left upper thigh area and ran off back into the house almost as soon as it did bite. I was wearing 2 layers - jeans, and leggings - and although the bite hurt very badly, when I looked down my jeans were not torn apart, and there was only a very, very small hole where maybe one tooth got through, and I did not see any blood (yet). I had never been bitten by a dog before in my life, so despite the pain I assumed that since there was little damage to my jeans that I might need a band-aid at worst. The dog’s owner came running almost immediately to ask if it had bitten me and if I was okay, and I said (fully believing it as I was saying it) that I was okay, that I just needed to sit down - and almost right after I said that I fell to the ground in pain. My fiancé came running and got me inside to a safe room and looked at the damage. When I saw his face, I thought he was just putting me on, and when he said I was going to need stitches and that I needed to get to the hospital, NOW, I thought he was trying to mess with me. So I looked down expecting to prove him wrong, and immediately went into shock. My first dog bite - and I can see into my leg, there was a hole, and I'm not sure how that happened with how little damage there was to my 2 layers of pants. At the hospital they wouldn't stitch it because it was an animal bite and there was a risk of infection from bacteria, so they cleaned it, dressed it, and sent me home with care instructions and a prescription. After 6 weeks when it finally healed, I started looking for something to make the scar less visible, and decided to try Mederma® Scar Gel as soon as I was able to. I have been very pleased with the results so far. I would definitely recommend (and have in fact already recommended) Mederma®.