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 was training for a Labor Day 31 mile run when the person in front of me fell off her bike. I can't come to a complete start at 30mph so I had few choices to make, hit her (she was on the ground), hit the bike or pull out in front of a car. Nevertheless, I hit the bike and of course I was thrown and knocked out. When I woke my face was covered in blood. My sunglasses didn't break but the force of them against my face broke my nose and cut me all the way around my left eye and the left side of my face was covered with road burn. After the wounds healed, I started using Mederma® and it has been two weeks and I'm very happy. You can barely see the cut that was around my eye and a lot of the road burn marks have faded - all that is left of that accident is a broken nose and a black eye- I'm BLESSED."
Right before Christmas in 2010 I fell down icy stairs and hit my face directly on cement. I cut my lips and the skin on and beneath my nose and broke a couple of teeth. It was a very painful ordeal, but the most distressing part was that my face was injured for the holiday, and my last semester as an undergrad. I asked **Santa** (My Aunt Barbara) for Mederma® for Christmas; it's February now and no one (not even my roommates) can believe that I ever had a fall! I feel so much more confident going out in public...for a while I was so embarrassed I wore a surgical mask! Mederma® really works!
I've had acne since I was 14, I'm 21 now. I've never been comfortable being without heavy concealer and foundation on to cover up all the acne scars. I've tried many different scar treatments and nothing has worked for me. I've been using Mederma® for about three weeks now and already it's helping reduce the appearance of the scars. I'm very very pleased with this product.
"On August 2nd, 2008 I was assaulted and left with 3 scars on my face. The first two are about 1 inch long, both on my forehead. The last one is the one that I knew would change my life. It is the biggest scar on my face and is 4 inches long. My face literally hung down, severed all the way down to my temporalis muscle. From the arch of my eyebrow to my hairline right above my ear. When the ordeal happened I remember looking in the mirror and saying "I have to learn how to live with the new me. This is who I am." Although I was devastated internally, I pushed forward. I wore my hair down hiding my scars, I learned every make-up trick and trade. At the same time I said, something has to be done. When the doctor removed the top layer of 214 stitches, I was left with nerve damage, numbness, tingling, ear aches and I was not able to raise my eyebrow. Not to mention scars!! My son who was 3 at the time called me "Monster Mommy". :( Coincidentally two different friends came over and both introduced me to Mederma®. I said nothing would work! Now I can walk around PROUD without makeup. I made a picture diary for my family to see how I progressed. My before and after shots are amazing. I've recently started my Mederma® again and people are really noticing and asking me "What have you been doing?!" The people that don't know me say "What scar?" I have never used anything else on my scars and I never will. I recommend Mederma® to anyone. It does not hurt to at least try!! - THANK YOU for this product....it has changed my life. I'm crying looking at my pictures today, but I want people to see how I’ve improved and how I have the CONFIDENCE to prove it!!"
"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 was attacked by a dog when I was 12 years old. I had over 300 stitches in my face. A plastic surgeon put my face back together, and after the wounds were completely closed, he told me to start applying Mederma® every morning and night. I still use it to this day, and nobody can tell I've even been through this. Besides the extra wrinkle on my left cheek when I smile, the scars are much less noticeable. I love this product and will use it forever!"
“I was riding my bike in a race really fast with my friend. I looked back to see my friend and I fell in a rocky hill that caused many injuries. I broke my legs had a gash open on my leg and had many cuts on my body. I also had a huge cut under my lip which left a bad scar. My face and body looked terrible. I later found Mederma® which worked. (4 times a day)! I was so grateful and I recommend Mederma® for everyone with scars!!”
“I got into a car accident and broke my neck. I had to be in a halo for eight weeks. I began using Mederma® as soon as all of the stitches were removed and the holes had healed. I have seen a great change in my scars, and it is wonderful! Thank you, Mederma®! You gave me back some of the confidence that I lost!!”
“Mederma® has done a nice job of making the extensive surgical scars on my hand softer and less noticeable. I have had several surgeries to repair an accident. I was skeptical at first, so I used it on one half of one of the longer scars. The difference was visible and the scar was noticeably softer to the touch on the treated area. Needless to say, I now use it on all of my scars and am pleased.”
“I was bitten in the face by a German Shepherd. The wounds were severe and my reconstructive surgeon gave me Mederma®, which I used faithfully for months. Where I once had bright scars that made me self-conscious and unable to make eye contact with strangers. Now I am not at all self-conscious about the faint, barely-there scars from the past.”
“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 recently fell down the stairs, head first. I was lucky that I didn’t kill myself but I was bruised pretty badly. I wear glasses and they didn't break, thank god for that, but the impact of the fall caused me to get two black eyes, brush burns on my forehead and knees and a broken wrist. But the worst injury of all was to my nose and upper lip. My nose was broken, but that healed OK. My lip needed three stitches and I am not sure how many stitches were needed to reattach the skin that was hanging from the tip of my nose. Needless to say, there were scars to deal with. Your product was and is wonderful. I have only been using it so far for two weeks but I can already see an improvement in the scar. I just could not wait another minute to thank you for this wonderful product. Thank you, Thank you so much."
“When I was a toddler, I had an accident that left me with a rather deep, jagged scar on the bridge of my nose. My whole life was spent trying to find ways to hide my scar. I wear glasses, so I always bought the thickest frames imaginable to hide it! It wrecked all self esteem I had. I decided I'm not going to let a scar ruin my life. I purchased my first tube of Mederma®. I wasn't very confident that it would work on such an old scar, but I figured it was definitely worth a shot. It's been months of daily use, and my scar is barely noticeable! I love wearing my contacts now! And my confidence has gone through the roof! I don't feel like everyone in the room is staring at my scar anymore. I'm so glad I took that chance and bought Mederma® and got my life back! Thank you so much! I tell everyone how great Mederma® has been for me!”
I had a pretty bad scar on my arm when I was in the 6th grade...it covered almost my entire wrist...I thought it looked hideous. My mom discovered Mederma® Scar Gel and figured why not try it? So we did. I used the product as directed and my scar is far less noticeable. I know that seems odd since a lot of these gels don’t work...but this one does. I swear by this gel!! I’m excited to try the Stretch Marks Therapy now. And I pray it has the same effect!!