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.
From middle school to high school I struggled with seeing myself as "beautiful." I hated my body so much that I hardly ever ate, 1-2 meals a day if I was lucky. Sometimes none at all. I never got anywhere dangerous, but I was somewhere around 120lbs in high school, which is about -20 of my natural body weight. Anyway, when I got to my sophomore year, I began eating regularly and living a normal life. Slowly but surely I started to pack on the pounds. By the time I was 18, I was a shocking 183 pounds!! Highest I've ever been. Laziness, the comfort my boyfriend and I have with each other, lack of exercise and never cooking a fresh-balanced meal are to blame. I have stretch marks on my upper breasts, sides of hips, under arms, lower tummy, and inner thighs. Now that I am down to a healthy 139, I couldn't bear to be caught in a swimsuit. I saw commercials on TV for Mederma® and began using it on all my stretch marks. The ones on my chest have gone from purple to the color of my skin and have become less prominent. The ones on my midsection are hardly noticeable, and the ones on my thighs are beginning to lighten!! I have been using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy for 2.5 months and highly recommend this product!! I was able to lose weight with my diet and exercise, and Mederma® has restored the confidence I have in my image. Thank you! :)
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!
I was prepared to submit my story after the full three months of using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy, but I couldn't wait! I have been using Mederma® since Dec. 1, 2011 and the results have more than exceeded my expectations. I know it sounds strange, but I felt a softening of the stretch marks on my left arm after a very short time. I took pictures before I started and I cannot wait to hit the three-month mark so I can share my success story. Truly, it is so wonderful to find a product that actually works and to be writing my story instead of reading about someone else and their story. Thank you and I look forward to posting my visual results.
Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy is amazing to say the least. I did a lot of research on it before I bought it. In some reviews people were claiming that Mederma® employees were writing the reviews just to make people want to buy it. I promise you that I am not an employee, nor do I know someone who is. I swear by this product. After I had my son, my stomach looked like someone had dug their nails down my stomach. Now my stretch marks are very light and hardly noticeable. I am extremely self-conscious so having stretch marks was unbearable. I am 100% satisfied with this product and will continue to recommend it to everyone I know. Thank you, Mederma®.
Hi my name is Mai. I'm only 24 and I started having stretch marks at a very young age. I hated that I couldn’t wear cute lingerie because I had so many stretch marks on my hips. I saw Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy at Wal-Mart for the first time. So I decided to give it a try. So far my skin is getting softer around my hips and my boyfriend loves how this product doesn't have a stinky smell. I can't wait to see the full results after 12 weeks. Wish me luck!!! ;)
"My oldest daughter, ten year old Brianna, suffered from cold sores as a young child. Unfortunately, one of them did not heal correctly; thus leaving a scar beneath her lower lip. Luckily, I came across Mederma® for Kids™ which reduced the appearance of the scarring. A few months ago, my six year old daughter Shea injured her left temple while visiting her grandmother. A visit to the Emergency Room consequently led to several stitches. I relied on Mederma® for Kids™ once more. Fortunately, this trusty product pulled through yet again. As a mother of two aspiring actresses, I must say Mederma® for Kids™ not only reduces the appearance of scars, but also gives back a sense of confidence to children and adults of all ages. I have since started using your product on my stretch marks. Though once skeptical of such, I now hold great faith in Mederma®. Thanks a ton. Keep up the good work."
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.