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 slipped on the ice in the parking lot of my office and split my head open. I called my wife, and she took me directly to our family doctor. The doctor came in and exclaimed, "Oh my, this is much worse than I expected. Maybe you should go to the hospital and have a plastic surgeon look at this. They can do a much better job of stitching than I can." I figured I couldn't afford to do that, so I told the doctor to start stitching. I had 17 stitches that ran from my hair line to just below my eyebrow. The doctor told me to expect a rather large scar. So my wife went to the druggist, and they recommended Mederma®. I have faithfully rubbed Mederma® on my scar 4 times a day. After 6 weeks the scar is barely visible. I would recommend Mederma® to everyone I know who has a scar to heal. Thank you.”
“My story sounds way stupid, but it's true. I was in my bathroom and tripped and hit my head on my closet door that had a rack of shoes hanging on the back of it. A high heel that was sticking out caused a deep scratch in the middle of my forehead. It was a pretty big scar and very noticeable. I put Mederma® on it every day and now you can barely see the scar. Now, I feel like people are paying attention to me and not the scar on my forehead. Thank you, Mederma®!"
“I went to my family physician last winter. She performed a regular check up and found a lump in my neck. She sent me to an endocrinologist who later determined I had a cancerous nodule. I had to have a total thyroidectomy. At my follow up visit, my surgeon recommended Mederma®, which I started using two or three times a day. Now after 3 months, my scar is barely noticeable. I continue to use Mederma® in the morning and at night to help lessen the appearance of the scar even more. Thank you for a wonderful product.”
“I was bitten on the face by a dog. After removing the stitches 5 days later, I was in need of a product for the scar that was left behind. I had approximately a 1" scar on my nose. I had heard about Mederma® and my immediate response was to try the product. I have been using Mederma®, and I have already noticed a considerable difference in the scar. I just want to say that this product is absolutely worth trying. Thank you to the team who helped make this product for scars available.”
“I'm an active, young professional and former runner. Due to an old running injury, I had surgery on both of my feet. Seeing the scars, I thought I would never be comfortable or confident in sandals again. I have a wonderful doctor, and he advised me that Mederma® would help tremendously. As soon as my stitches were removed, I began applying Mederma®. Although the surgical area will be in rehab mode for a while, the way Mederma® is improving my scars is helping me get through it. People can't believe I had such invasive surgery and are amazed at how my scarring has minimized. Mederma® is not only helping my scars, but healing my self-esteem.”
“I recently had a bunionectomy and an excision in my left leg, which left me with a 5-inch scar right on the top of my foot and another 3-inch scar on the inside of my calf. Unfortunately, since I have darker skin, it was healing with this awful red-purple tone. My doctor recommended Mederma®. I've been using it and have already seen such an improvement. I can only imagine how fantastic it will look after a few more weeks. Great product. Will definitely be using it in the future if I get more scars.”
I had hammertoe surgery on March 16th 2006, and my podiatrist recommended Mederma® for the scars. I began using Mederma®, and I am so amazed at the outcome. I've been using the product for 6 weeks, and I am so pleased with how my scars are looking. This is really a wonderful product, and anyone with a scar needs to try this product. It really works.
"SUCCESS!!! Outstanding results. I had a hysterectomy in February, 2010. I began using Mederma® on my scar from surgery after about three months. I have applied Mederma® several times per day for over four months. My scar went from a I am still using Mederma® several times per day. Mederma® continues to work on the scar. My scar is actually hard to see now. I actually have to look for it before I put Mederma® on. I have never shared my experience with any other product. With Mederma®, I am very happy to say, "IT WORKS!"
After my third surgery after my breast cancer diagnosis and treatments, I needed a scar cream to give me my confidence back. Mederma® did just that. In just a matter of weeks, my multiple scars are a lot less noticeable. I have just one more surgery in a few days. I have no doubt Mederma® will take care of those scars too. Thank you for giving me my life back. My husband thanks you too!!
In December I had surgery to get rid of PVNS; my doctor originally said it would take three hours and that three-hour surgery turned into five. It turned out there was a tumor in my knee and my tissue had wrapped around all my veins and arteries, which caused me to be left with a 10" scar, along with four other minor scars. I started using Mederma® two months ago, and since then I have seen a lot of improvement in how my scar looks. Mederma® really does work. I was skeptical about it working at first, but now I will recommend it to everyone. Before Mederma® I was very self-conscious about my scar due to the fact everyone would stare at it, but I am no longer self-conscious about my scar because of Mederma®. So thank you to the creators of Mederma® for helping me get my self-confidence back.
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®.
I have burn scars on my arms and scars on my legs. I had refused to wear shorts or short skirts and always wore long sleeves or covered my scars with band-aids or bracelets because I was scared about what people would say, and whether they would notice and judge me for it. I am happy to say that after almost 8 years, I have truly begun to heal (emotionally) from my trauma. I know that because of what I have been through, I can overcome anything life has to throw at me. I knew that I needed some help with making the scars look better. I have recently purchased Mederma® and have begun to see some results. I am hoping that by the time I officially have my Masters degree (May 2012), my scars will have become far less visible. Every day is a challenge and I am hoping Mederma® will help me gain some of my confidence back!
Shirley SAccidents, Weight, Growth
I have some scars under my left eye where my glasses that I have worn for years have rubbed against my skin. I bought a tube of Mederma® about 3.5 weeks ago out of curiosity and the largest scar is a lot less visible. The appearance of the other 2 considerably improved and I expect them to look even better in a matter of a week or two. What a wonder product! I will make sure I keep your product in the house for future use! Thank you, Mederma®!