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.
Trevor VAcne, Burns
I've had some trouble with acne, and what made my face look worse were all the scars that I got because I can't bear to leave it alone. Mederma® has helped SO much! Many of my acne scars are way more faded and closer to my skin color. I also have gotten a lot of burns while at work, even on my face, after I put frozen food in the fryer. I used Mederma® and it's so much better. You can hardly even see the purple scars on my face anymore. At all!!! I'm so glad for this!
I have suffered from acne for a long time. My first breakout was when I was in the 5th grade. Since then I have had horrible acne come and go in different parts of my face. Early acne stages concentrated around my forehead, and left tiny scars that looked more like enlarged pores. I learned to cover this up with bangs, and managed to move on without it bugging me too much. In the past two or three years, however, I've had acne only on my cheeks. Then things took a turn for the worse last year when I started college. My acne became incredibly severe and painful. I had horrible cystic acne, and could not even touch parts of my face from the pain and swelling. After suffering from continuous breakouts that lasted for 6-9 months, my acne finally started fading. Then I saw the evidence left on my face and was heartbroken. After all that time trying to get rid of my acne, I find that underneath all the red bumps were dark spots and holes. They were noticeable, to say the least. I hated going out without make-up on because I felt completely unattractive, and hated putting any make-up on because I knew that no matter what it could not cover up my scars. After thoroughly researching "acne scars remedy" I thought that my only options were crushingly expensive professional beauty procedures or at-home remedies that proved to be not so effective. I was starting to give up on my scars hoping that time would perhaps make it less noticeable when I saw the Mederma® Scar Gel commercial on television. I was skeptical, but knew that it wouldn't be that much of a risk to start trying. Although I did not see immediate results, I could feel the difference in my face. When I woke up in the morning my skin felt a little bit smoother each day. Dark spots appeared less noticeable over time. I have used this product for about 2 months now, and my experience has proved the gel to be effective. My older scars on my forehead have taken a while longer to improve, but I definitely can feel and see the difference. My scars on my cheeks have started improving as well. This will be a time consuming change. However I didn't know such a wonderful product existed and I am very happy. I am excited to put my Mederma® gel on at night and feel the results on my skin. I love putting on make-up now and seeing my skin smoother in the mirror. It seemed impossible before I used this, but it really has built my confidence. I think another couple months and my acne scars will be so less noticeable that I'll even be confident without any make-up on! :) Coming from a girl who has suffered so long from acne, I really want anyone out there that may be giving up to just try it. If you stick to it you should see improvement. Lastly, a thank you to Mederma®. This experience has been truly amazing.
"I have always had mild acne and when I break out it always tends to scar which makes them stand out more. I have been using Mederma® for years and it really works! My scars have improved and it is very impressive. I also used to have two burns on the side of my lip. When I used it on those, the scars looked less noticeable. I have used both the gel and the cream but I prefer the cream because it has sun screen in it so it helps prevent the sunburn. The only con is that it is a tad bit pricey but the tube lasts months (depending on how big the scar is). I love Mederma® and I will not use anything else!"
"Over the years when I was a kid, I used to get lots of mosquito bites in the summer and they often scarred my skin. I used Mederma® to clear them up and it turned out beautiful for me. As I got a little older into my teenage years, I was faced with another problem that seemed to trap me in a bubble of being self-conscious and feeling down – acne. It started off as a few (2 or 3) around my forehead, and then sprouted all over my face. I couldn't believe it. I never had problems like that. I then found an amazing cleanser, yet I noticed it wasn't acne on my face anymore; it was the scars left by them. Once again Mederma® saved the day! I love it and use it everyday on my acne scars and get my life back. I am enjoying being in pictures now and hope that more people with my story can live on and try it out. It really works in my opinion :)"
Dana HAcne, Weight, Other
I love your product! Mederma® is the only scar cream I have found that works. I never had acne as a teenager, but much to my sorrow I got adult acne really bad right after I turned 30 years old. I also have OCD, and the acne and OCD don't go well together for me! I Pick and pick and pick! I hate myself for doing it but I only go through "MOMENTS" so I used Mederma® to reduce the appearance of the scars. It works every time! Mederma® helped make my skin beautiful again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I have had scars from my acne for as long as I can remember. I thought I had tried everything on the market, until my doctor recommended Mederma®. I used it for about one month before my wedding, and the results were amazing. And the great thing is that you only need a small amount, so the tube lasts a long time.”
“I was having trouble feeling good about myself without make-up because of post acne marks. They were highly visible, and I hated them. It was hard to have this problem, because I was involved in modeling. When I was introduced to Mederma®, I wondered if it would really work. In less than one month, I noticed results. It's crazy how it really makes a difference. Now with or without make-up, I feel good about myself, and I'm able to show my true self at auditions.” Post acne marks are much less noticeable.
“I was recently laid off from my job. This was a very stressful experience. My skin reacted accordingly. On a weekly basis I would have 2 to 3 cystic pimples. They left scars, and I had to use makeup to cover them. I decided to give Mederma® a shot. I'm using Mederma® to improve reddish scars that were left on my face. It's not often that a product actually does what it says it will do. Thank you.”
“I've had acne on and off throughout my high school years, and I was prone to picking my scars. One particular scar managed to stay a little longer than others, and when I went on vacation it got a lot darker. So I resorted to using cover up and expensive concealers that matched my skin tone. One day, my mom went shopping and came back home and asked me to try Mederma® Cream. I was very self conscious about the scar on my nose, but I was willing to try anything. Using the cream 3 to 4 times daily improved the look of the scar.”