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 am a 40+ African American female who has been dealing with extremely oily skin my entire life. All my life I've heard that you should moisturize your skin even if you have oily skin. Once I reached 40 I decided I would add moisturizer to my skin care regime. I purchased products specifically designed for African American, oily skin. I realized too late that the products were doing more harm than good. I started developing acne and blackheads all over my skin. I can't control my urge to pick at my skin. I would be in the mirror for hours on end picking at the acne on my face. Before long my face was full of marks and scars. I bought a product designed to fade the marks. The product did fade the spots but it was a cream-based product which added more oil to my skin and I continued to have blackheads and acne. I stopped using everything except for a daily facial wash. My sister mentioned that a friend at work was using Mederma® and she had gotten a sample which seemed to work really well. I was really skeptical about Mederma® and didn’t want to end up with yet another product that didn't work but I tried it anyway. The first thing I liked about the Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel is that it was a gel and not a cream. I've been using if for about 2 months now and it really does work.
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.
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.
I have 3 children aged 6 years, 19 months and 3 months. The first two gave me some stretch marks on my inner thighs and a few on my tummy. My 3rd however it really changed the look of my tummy and I was so upset about it. I figured, "Hey I am 26 so my skin should bounce back on its own and the marks should not be so bad," After I stopped being in denial about my horrible looking tummy I started using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy. I did not expect it to work but I used it just as directed. Oh how I wish I would have taken before and after pics. One stretch mark looked like a C section scar. A nurse literally asked me, "When was your C-Section done?" I was horrified to see it after I delivered. Now after using Mederma® it is barely even noticeable. I am in love with this product and will continue to use it on my other trouble areas. LOVE IT!!
I have just been using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy for a short time, I am faithfully using it as directed, and I can say that it is doing its magic. I am so happy that I will be able to go to the beach soon and not be so insecure because of the stretch marks I've gotten over a period of time due to weight gain & loss. They are less visible. Yes, I think that it is worth in investing in Mederma®.
From my pregnancy I got so many stretch marks on my stomach, thighs, and especially my hips. I was so embarrassed by my stretch marks that I didn't even want my husband to see me. Although I love my new baby boy and wouldn't trade him, the changes pregnancy made to my body made me feel so embarrassed and depressed. I thought there was nothing I could do to help reduce their appearance until I tried Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy. Now I am writing this review because I am so satisfied that I think every woman deserves to know about Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy and that it actually works. I've only been using Mederma® for a few weeks and looking at my stretch marks today, I cannot believe the difference it made. I am definitely going to keep using this product. Thank you, Mederma®! You gave me my confidence back and now even after my pregnancy I feel beautiful!
Brittney SPregnancy, Weight
I had my baby boy when I was 20 years old. I am now 21 years old. When I was pregnant I gained 45 lbs. I have lost all my baby weight and more. However, to go along with my perfect, in-shape body, I have UGLY stretch marks on my hips, legs, and belly. Only being 21 I didn’t use lotion or any creams while pregnant. I started getting my stretch marks when I was 7 months pregnant and didn’t care at the time, till now. Well I used everything in the book, oils, butters, I used it all, I used them for 3 months and didn’t see a change. I saw Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy at the drug store and gave it a try. It was more expensive than some other products, but if it did the trick then I didn’t care. I have been using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy for 3 weeks now, and I LOVE IT! OH MY GOD!! It works. I can see such a change in the color of my stretch marks and the way they feel. Give this stuff a try. Don’t give up if you don’t see change right away. Everything takes time. Nothing happens overnight.
"After having my first child, I ended up getting stretch marks on my inner thighs, hips, and buttocks. I put lotion on my belly the entire time I was pregnant but never thought to put it on these other areas. Being only 21 years old, like any young woman I want to be able to wear my swimsuit with pride. I tried all the expensive creams, cocoa butter, oils, everything. Then I saw that Mederma® was coming out with a product for stretch marks. I was so excited because Mederma® is the most trusted scar product brand out there. I’m on my first bottle and only been using this stuff for about a week and let me tell you this stuff is heaven sent! My inner thighs had really deep striae and my stretch marks on my hips were very dark. I can barely see some of the smaller stretch marks now, and already seeing improvement of my stretch marks between my thighs. I am so happy I found this stuff in the nick of time, right before I have to start wearing a bikini! Definitely use a generous amount of the stuff and rub for about ten minutes; it’s kind of like a “self therapy” treatment. Thanks Mederma®, can’t wait for the full results! Will put up a picture when my 12 weeks are up!"
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'm an athlete and when I hit puberty my body changed and my muscles got bigger. I got stretch marks on the inside of my legs caused by the rapid muscle gain. The stretch marks were purple and red and I was ashamed of my body. Thanks to Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy I can now go to the beach and not worry about my legs. Thanks Mederma® :)
Rachel JWeight, Growth
I bought Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy about a month ago and it has been working wonders! I was very skeptical about buying this product in the first place because of the price but I was so sick of looking at my stretch marks and also with summer coming up I want to feel confident. The stretch marks aren't completely gone, but the color has reduced dramatically! I am very impressed with this product and when my bottle runs out, I'm definitely buying another one!