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 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.
Ren S.Burns, scars-other
I used to have depression and a problem with self-harm. I was burning and cutting myself nearly every day, on my wrists, arms, legs, ankles, and chest. That's become the past. After I got out of that ditch, I wanted to make the scars look better. The pharmacist recommended Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel and I bought it without hesitation. After two months of using it, my scars are less noticeable! It's really wonderful.
Last summer, I got attacked by a dog. He ripped through my shirt and managed to tear into the skin on my stomach. It was so painful and the wound took a while to heal. My biggest worry was that I would be left with an ugly scar. To my horror, that is exactly what happened. I used oils, vitamin E, cocoa butter...NOTHING WORKED. Then I remembered a friend telling me she used Mederma® on her stretch marks and decided to try the gel for scars. I'm so happy to see the deep ugly scar looking better, slowly but surely. It is loads lighter in color than it was at first. I wish I had taken a picture of my scar when I first got it so everyone could see the difference now! I recently got a burn, but I'm not worried — Mederma® is there for me!!
I used Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel after surgery on my face for removal of a lesion. The scar was about 1.5-2 cm on my right cheek. After my wound healed, I started using the gel by massaging it in a few times a day — in the morning before putting on makeup and twice in the evening, as soon as I come home and just before going to bed. The gel has a light texture and absorbs into the skin quickly, so I could put makeup on and go to bed without worrying about having marks on the pillows. I’m very happy with the excellent results I got after three months. Take a look at my photos! My friends don’t notice my scar as much, nor can I.
I can't praise Mederma® enough! A few years ago I had my thyroid removed and the surgery left a scar. I started using the original Mederma® as soon as I could and in a couple of months my scar was very difficult to detect. People really have to look closely to see it. Now I am using Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel on a new scar from stomach surgery. Thanks, Mederma®!
I got my belly button pierced two and a half years ago, right when I turned 18. I did it at a shop in the college town I go to school at, and never thought I'd have problems with it. Big mistake. It was done incorrectly, with too small of a gauge, the wrong type of metal jewelry, the wrong shaped jewelry — it was just a big mess. I had to get it taken out and I was left with an ugly belly button scar that resulted in me barely swimming over the summer because I was so embarrassed. Finally, fed up with the scar, I began using my roommate's Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel. I can already see it working! I'm so excited to be seeing changes and will recommend anyone who has an unflattering scar to try this product. It’s made the scar look better and much lighter and I can't wait to repurchase!
I was very skeptical about using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy. I tried many other products in the past, and spending more money on something I was not sure would work had me worried. But Mederma® is amazing. My stomach was very “wrinkly” after having my son, but after I started using Mederma® I could see a difference. This is the best product I have ever used for stretch marks. I tell everyone at work how it really did help me. Thank you Mederma®.
When I was a child I struggled with eczema and took steroids to help with it, but I gained weight, which caused stretch marks on my breasts and upper thighs. I didn't want to be tainted with stretch marks my entire life. I tried everything – cocoa butter, home remedies – nothing worked. Then I found out about Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy. I can barely see my stretch marks anymore. I'm so relieved that I don't have the burden of stretch marks forever on my back. Thank you so much Mederma®!
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.