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.
A few years ago my five-year-old daughter, Nicole, tried to make noodles in the microwave. The towel she used to pull them out of the microwave caught on the door and she spilled the boiling hot water on her arm. After weeks of treatment at the wound care center, we began applying Mederma® for Kids™ twice a day. Today the scars are much less noticeable. We're grateful for Mederma® and its amazing effects.
Two months ago I received second-degree burns from a flat iron I accidentally touched. Soon after, it became obvious it would leave a large scar on my left hand. My mom bought some Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel and I applied it religiously. I'm amazed by the results: reduced redness and my restored confidence.
Megan C.acne, burns, scars
I had a few burn scars and some scars from cuts and scrapes and such, so I began to use Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel on them once a day. WOW!!!! They look so much better. Now I am going to begin using it on my acne scars and hope it works. I have had acne for years now and have very bad scars. I do not leave the house without makeup, and even with foundation, concealer and powder you can still definitely see the scarring. I'm keeping my hopes up that this will work on my acne scars as well as it did on my other scars :)
Ren S.Burns, scars-other
I used to have depression and a problem with self-harm. I was burning and cutting myself nearly every day, on my wrists, arms, legs, ankles, and chest. That's become the past. After I got out of that ditch, I wanted to make the scars look better. The pharmacist recommended Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel and I bought it without hesitation. After two months of using it, my scars are less noticeable! It's really wonderful.
I got burned when I was 2 or 3 years old from hot water, which left a huge burn mark on my right arm. It has made me insecure for as long as I can remember, and I am now 29. I recently started researching ways to improve how the scar looks, as having it removed surgically is costly. I started using Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel. I applied it every day, sometimes 2 times a day, in the morning and at night. After 5 weeks, I noticed a great improvement in my scar. It is still there, but the color has dramatically improved and it is not nearly as red as it was before. I'm excited to see the results after 6 months of using this. I get the daily text reminders to keep me on track and ensure that I remember to apply it. I recently bought 2 large containers of Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel from Wal-Mart. Keep up the great work!
I began using Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel about 2 months ago. This scar has been on my right side of my face since my childhood. I tried so many products and it did not work, so I decided to try Mederma®. I see a big difference in the appearance of the scar. It's smoothing the scar as well as lightening it. I am pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone.
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 had a mole removed from my neck. The mole itself made me really self-conscious (people mistook it for chocolate sometimes!) but I was even more worried about the scar. After I had the stitches removed, the scar was really bulky and red, but after using Mederma® Scar Gel religiously, the only way I can tell it's there is to feel it! I preach about Mederma to my friends all the time and I always make them look at my neck to see if they can see my scar and no one ever can! THANK YOU 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!
I had a plastic burnt mark on the side of my left leg just below my knee as big as a quarter since I was 8 years old. The scar made me wear nothing but jeans when I go out. When I went to the US in 2006, I was just browsing through the medical supplies shelves of Wal-Mart and luckily stumbled upon Mederma®. I was like "can a gel possibly remove an old scar?"...But then I bought one tube and tried it. Surprisingly after few months my scar started to improve. After more than a year of continuous application my scar wasn't as noticeable as before. Many thanks to Mederma®!
"I saw the ads about Mederma®, and I just had to try it. It was very inexpensive in relation to what I thought it would cost. When I was a baby I had an incident with an iron that fell on my knee. It left a burn. Fortunately, I was too young to really remember, but that scar would stay with me, often prompting individuals to ask about it. I began using Mederma® in the winter months, and by early Spring my scar had completely transformed from the texture of a raisin to a smoother texture that resembled the rest of my skin. I am very pleased with Mederma® and I have recommended it to all of my friends.”
"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!"
“I burned my left forearm (2 1/2 inches long) pressing my clothes and thought "great this is really going to leave a big scar". Then I remembered seeing a commercial about Mederma® and went to my local pharmacy and purchased a tube. I have been using Mederma® on the burned area as well as on lumpectomy scars and the results are amazing. The burned area on my forearm is less red and is looks significantly better now or has greatly improved. Thanks Mederma®!”
“I was involved in a car accident. The car hit me from the side, causing my airbags to deploy. I received horrible burn scars on the inside of my left arm. My dermatologist suggested Mederma®. Using Mederma for about six weeks, I noticed improvement. Thanks to the inventors of this product! What would I have done without it being a part of my life?”