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.
It was 2 years ago when a dog bit my then 2 year old son in the face. No stitches were needed thankfully. I used Mederma® for Kids™, as well as Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30. I rubbed it into his scar FAITHFULLY 3 sometimes 4x a day for 8 weeks consecutively..... and I was amazed! I stuck with it because I didn’t want him to have noticeable scars as he grew and have others make fun of his face. Mederma® helped sooo much that I even started using it now on my face for a burn scar. I shall share that story 8 weeks from now. Thanks!!!
Shawna HPregnancy, Other
My sister asked me today if your product was worth it... I told her for sure! Then I saw the online board and figured I’d share my story. I, like so many woman, did everything right (ate healthy from home, never fast food, worked out, even walked a half marathon at 6 months. I have always been active but I just started putting on pound after pound, week after week. At first there were fears I would have gestational diabetes and other issues, but I had a perfect (literally perfect) pregnancy. I passed two sugar tests with a 113 so my Dr. told me not to worry, it happens, but I gained about 77 pounds, I was worried. I knew that I would have stretch marks, in certain light I could even see them forming. I went from 155lbs to 232lbs the day of delivery (37 1/2 weeks). I ended up having to have a C-Section to boot. Afterwards my stretch marks were so bad they were offensive, obscene even, they were just terrible. It was depressing; I would hide my belly from my then fiancé and worry that when working out/changing someone would notice. For a while I even quit going, it was too much. I had never been self-conscious before but I also never had a red road map all over my belly. I decided to buy Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy after trying Vitamin E/A and all lotions in between. I went from red to white marks and my purple C-Section scar turned red. By the 4th week you’d have to know I just had a baby. Minus that small pooch, you can barely even see my C-scar. Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy saved my sanity and my self-esteem; it truly is a blessing to me. It is expensive compared to other products, however when you consider what it does, remind yourself it’s okay to splurge for this item, then when your stretch marks start to become less noticeable it will be worth every cent! I just wanted to share my story, I know I read reviews before buying, and just knowing that real people like me have gotten real results helped me decide to buy. Remember they give $4 off if you print the coupon. I found it at Walgreens with the lotions, not with the scar cream. A side note, I did use the entire bottle, I did not let it go to waste. It is tough to find any product that you like enough to completely finish so quickly. Good luck everyone! Several months have passed since I used this product, and thanks to Mederma and a lot of hard work, I was able to reduce the marks and lose all of the excess weight.
Vanda Dsurgery, pregnancy
I got stretch marks after being pregnant and I've been hiding my belly. I was very skeptical when I decided to give Mederma® a try and it has changed my whole life. The stretch marks are about 70% gone and I wish I had before and after pictures but because of my skepticism I didn't take pictures. I also had a total abdominal hysterectomy in February and the scar on my belly is also fading after using Mederma® Scar Gel since March (twice a day). I used Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy for 3 months. I love what Mederma® has done for me. I will be wearing a bikini to the beach this summer.
I began using Mederma® Scar Gel five years ago after an elective surgery and I could not believe how little my scars were visible after using it. I still brag about Mederma® and show people my scars, or lack thereof. When I became pregnant I knew that stretch marks were inevitable so I began using a different brand stretch mark cream from the very beginning. Deep dark stretch marks still showed up so I switched when I learned that Mederma® made a cream specifically for stretch marks. I didn't expect much, however, because I knew that there wasn't much that I could do. It has now been 10 weeks since I began using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy and my stretch marks are much less visible! I cannot believe how quick and effective this product has been. I only wish that I would have taken before and after pictures but I really did not think that it was possible to make stretch marks look better. I thought my bikini days were long gone but now I see that there is hope after all. I feel so much more confident and optimistic because Mederma® worked for me. Thank you for this product! I suggest this to everyone now!
Where do I start? OK, when I was about 12 I took a really big digger on pavement. I was racing one of my friends, I tripped and fell and basically skidded on one spot of my face (right side of forehead above eyebrow). When it finally healed it left a nasty scar, and being a girl- we don't want things marring up our faces. So my mom told me to try Mederma®, so I did and behold it worked beyond my expectations. To this day I tell the story and people ask me, “where?” And I point to this little white line on my forehead (2 centimeters long and hair wide). It worked for my scar (even now people don't believe me when I tell them I was soaking up rolls of paper towels with blood lol). But that's ok!! My next review is a similar success story. I have a very tiny frame but I am under a lot of stress so my weight is always going up and down - plus I grew one foot in one year when going through puberty. So I had some stretch marks one my hip/butt/love handle area. I was panicking about swimsuit season so I went directly to Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy (because it worked in the past) and sure enough it did. The appearance of my stretch marks has improved a lot.
Brandy GPregnancy, Weight, Other
AMAZING!!! This stuff works. I am a 21 year old mother of one. I gained around 45 lbs with my son. I started getting stretch marks around my 7th month of being pregnant. I didn’t care then but after having the baby and losing all the weight and getting back into shape I started to care more. I used everything in the book. Oils, cocoa lotions. EVERYTHING and nothing worked. My friend told me about Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy. I started using it right away and let me tell you this stuff is AMAZING! I started seeing an improvement in the color of my Stretch Marks after just 4 Weeks. If you have the same problem I had. Change it. People say once you have stretch marks you have to just deal with it. Well they are wrong because Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy will change how you feel about your body. Give this stuff a try. Put the Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy where you have Stretch Marks for the full 12 weeks and you will be so HAPPY and just remember this nothing works over night you might not see a change for a few weeks or so but give Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy a chance!
"When I was two years old I had a heart surgery that patched up three holes in my heart. It left a big scar on my chest that prevented me from wearing bikini bathing suits or V-neck shirts. I'm very self conscious about the scar, and was doubtful when my dad introduced Mederma® to me. I've been using it for a little over a month and I've already seen a difference. I know my scar probably won't disappear completely, but I'm very happy with the results so far."
“I have had two shoulder surgeries in the last few years, so I have two different scars: one on the back of my shoulder and one in the front. The first surgery, I did not use Mederma®, the second one, I did. There is definitely a big difference in the appearance of the scar that I used Mederma® on! Now, I'm using Mederma® on my old scar, and it is improving! Thanks so much!”
"I would like to first state that I have the worst healing process EVER. I have superficial scratches that I’ve had since I was 8. I am not comfortable wearing shorts now because I have scars every where. When I turned 13 it got worse due to acne scars. I wouldn't want to go to school because I was too ashamed. Later in life, still having acne, I found Mederma®. I saw a visible difference in the appearance of my scars using Mederma®. I have been using it ever since to treat scars that I get from acne. When I get a pimple, I think to myself "oh no biggy I've got Mederma®". Thank you Mederma®! You are a god send."
“I decided to try Mederma®. I've been following the directions exactly, and I can already see something going on with my scars. It's amazing. Other people have noticed, too. I understand that Mederma® won't totally remove the marks, but they are a lot less visible now. I can't wait until the end of the treatment period, so that I can see the over all results. I will definitely recommend Mederma® to others. Thank you so very much for helping people gain back what accidents or surgeries have taken away from them.”
“I had scarring on my lips and had to go to a doctor that specializes in corrective surgery. In order to assist in the healing process, I decided to use Mederma® after seeing the commercial. The results are amazing. My scarring became less visible! I still have to go back to my doctor for a follow-up procedure, but I'll use Mederma®, because I know Mederma® works!”
“I have had two major surgeries —both left and right carotid arteries. Unfortunately, the incisions were long and left a couple of nasty and highly visible scars on my neck. A cousin of mine recommended I use Mederma®. After using Mederma®, I do not feel self-conscious about going out into public. Yes, there are still noticeable marks on my neck, but I believe in time, and with continual use of your product, these scars will only be a bad memory. Thank you so much for developing such a wonderful product and for restoring my self-confidence.”
“For years, I have struggled with annoying acne. The dark scars on my face have made me extremely self-conscious. Insecurity with my complexion created all sorts of anxiety in social situations. Then I saw a commercial for Mederma®. Skeptical, I read reviews all over the Internet about the success others had. I decided to give it a chance. Let me tell everyone, I am so glad I did. The appearance of the scars has noticeably diminished, and my confidence has improved as a result. If you are tired of acne scars keeping you locked up inside, free yourself by using this product. Thanks, Mederma®!”
“My friend was picking me up to go to lunch. His friend was driving, and his friend's pit bull was in the backseat. I let the dog smell my hand, and when I bent down to get into the back seat with the dog, it must have thought I was invading his space. He bit into my nose. At the emergency room, the doctor said he could not do stitches. After the scab came off, a friend told me about Mederma®. I have used it 3 times a day since, and you can barely notice the scarring. It has only been 5 months. This stuff is amazing!!”