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 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."
"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 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."
“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'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.
“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 really had my doubts about Mederma® Scar Gel even though I saw all the good reviews from this site and I also have had some small minor hockey scars that are improving fairly quickly thanks to Mederma®. I would recommend it to everyone since it has helped me so much and I will continue to use it till my little yet annoying scars are even less noticeable. Thank you Mederma® for such a great skin care product. I'll upload before and after pics soon when I get the time because this is something I want to share with the world.
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®.
“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!”
First and foremost, I am truly thankful for Mederma®. I was in a recent accident at the end of November 2011, and had both my hands cut by a window glass. After having spent the night in the hospital and getting multiple stitches in each hand, I was worried what people would think. I work in the hospitality industry and my hands are always in view of guests and coworkers, etc. I started using Mederma® Scar Gel shortly after having my stitches removed, and saw results very quickly. I cannot say Thank You enough for having such a great and valuable product. I am starting to regain the confidence I had lost and now feel I do not have to be afraid to show my hands to anyone anymore. Thanks again! One very satisfied customer!
On September 5th, 2011 I was in a bad car accident. We're not sure if I blacked out or fell asleep behind the wheel but I went off the road, just missed a telephone pole and crashed into some rocks and small trees. My car was totaled, and I was lucky to be alive with just some cuts and bruises. 90% of the cuts healed quickly but I was left with a few deeper cuts on my face, one on my arm and a couple on my chest. Mederma® has helped me so much. It's been less than 2 months and all my scars are a lot less noticeable. I have one scar on my chin that is still visible when I don't wear makeup, and I will continue to use the Mederma® until it looks better. Thank you :)
“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.”
When I was a teenager my friend’s dog attacked me. I had 7 stiches under my eye and my parents thought I would have to get plastic surgery. I used Mederma® every day for a month and my scar is barely noticeable. I just recently had 10 moles removed and some came back pre-cancerous so they will go deeper to get more tissue. I'm hoping to have the same wonderful results as last time. I also found I was allergic to bandaids during all of this and have some nasty scars from the corners of the bandaids, hopefully Mederma® can help that too!
“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!!”