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.
Sandra Ssurgery, scars-other
I am a certified dog trainer. I got careless working with a German Shepherd which resulted in a bite to my face just below my left eye. Dog bites typically are not sutured, but the ER doctor that treated my bite was concerned with scarring, so she used two stitches to help close the wound. Then she recommended Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel. As you will see in the before and after pictures, Mederma® worked wonders. Thank you for your fine product.
I started to use Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 after having an angry wart removed from my knee. The doctor tried methods of removing the wart that wouldn't leave a scar, but in the end nothing was working so they had to surgically remove it and it left a nasty purple scar. A friend recommended Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30. I was a bit skeptical at first, for many reasons, but I gave in and gave it a shot. The pictures show the three stages of the scar-to-be. The first one was taken the day the wart was removed, the second after it had healed, and the third after four weeks of using Mederma®. I used it as directed, three times a day and I’m clearly seeing results. I will continue to use the cream and hope that in another four weeks or so it will be even less noticeable. I would most definitely recommend Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30.
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 my belly button pierced two and a half years ago, right when I turned 18. I did it at a shop in the college town I go to school at, and never thought I'd have problems with it. Big mistake. It was done incorrectly, with too small of a gauge, the wrong type of metal jewelry, the wrong shaped jewelry — it was just a big mess. I had to get it taken out and I was left with an ugly belly button scar that resulted in me barely swimming over the summer because I was so embarrassed. Finally, fed up with the scar, I began using my roommate's Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel. I can already see it working! I'm so excited to be seeing changes and will recommend anyone who has an unflattering scar to try this product. It’s made the scar look better and much lighter and I can't wait to repurchase!
I absolutely LOVE Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel, it works beautifully, and I wish I had tried it long ago! I also wish I had taken before and after photos to show my great results from using Mederma®. I researched online how to treat burn scars, and that's when I came across Mederma®. I've used it all over my face and armpit and I'm amazed at the dramatic, great results I've experienced, and I'm sure it'll improve even more as I keep using the product. THANK YOU Mederma® for saving my face!
I am a 40+ African American female who has been dealing with extremely oily skin my entire life. All my life I've heard that you should moisturize your skin even if you have oily skin. Once I reached 40 I decided I would add moisturizer to my skin care regime. I purchased products specifically designed for African American, oily skin. I realized too late that the products were doing more harm than good. I started developing acne and blackheads all over my skin. I can't control my urge to pick at my skin. I would be in the mirror for hours on end picking at the acne on my face. Before long my face was full of marks and scars. I bought a product designed to fade the marks. The product did fade the spots but it was a cream-based product which added more oil to my skin and I continued to have blackheads and acne. I stopped using everything except for a daily facial wash. My sister mentioned that a friend at work was using Mederma® and she had gotten a sample which seemed to work really well. I was really skeptical about Mederma® and didn’t want to end up with yet another product that didn't work but I tried it anyway. The first thing I liked about the Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel is that it was a gel and not a cream. I've been using if for about 2 months now and it really does work.
I work for a professional water ski team in Wisconsin and during one of my performances I found myself entangled with a ski rope and was dragged behind the boat for several yards. After being taken to shore, I realized the seriousness of my injury, especially when I saw the back of my leg. People recommended Mederma® to me right away to make my scar less noticeable, so I waited for my wound to heal fully and started my use of Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel. I began using the gel around the middle of September and now, a few months later, I am seeing great progress and my scar looks better.
Ever since I was 15 I started getting stretch marks on my lower back thighs and on the back of my legs behind my knees. I didn't understand why I was getting them because I was so small & petite. It’s so sad to see all your friends wear shorts and cute bikinis when you're young and you’re stuck dressed in winter clothes in the middle of summer. I hated my body and was so insecure. I recently had a baby and barely got any stretch marks on my stomach so I blame the old ones on the pregnancy. I used everything from cocoa butter, vitamin E, to even vapor rub. NOTHING WORKED. Finally while shopping I saw Mederma® & my mom was telling me to get it but in the back of my mind I'm thinking “I'm just gonna be let down”. I decided to use it and I am seeing results, I wish I would've known about this earlier...I'm IN LOVE WITH IT & I'm so excited to be able to wear cute clothing this summer...thanks Mederma®
I am a young woman who has always suffered from stretch marks. They were everywhere, my arms, legs, stomach and back. I don’t have any children and I’m not a very large woman. They have always made me feel like I need to cover up my body. I had suffered from them since I was a teenager. Then in my mid twenties I was relieved to hear about Mederma®’s stretch mark cream. I have been using it for about 4 weeks now and I am seeing fading and evening."
"Ever since I was a young teenager I wanted a fuller chest. I was tired of my figure being described as boyish, not to mention I had a breast deformity that only made me more uncomfortable. So I finally took the plunge and got a breast augmentation. I am so happy with the results but the only thing that kept me from being completely happy was a few stretch marks that popped up about a month after the surgery. I started researching creams and therapies to use on them and just kept coming up short. Then one day, I saw a commercial for Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy and just knew that it was going to be worth trying. After about three weeks I really started to see them smooth and lighten up. I'm at the ten week mark now and I can't believe the difference. The texture of the stretch marks has smoothed over . . The color has gone from that dark red-ish purple to just a few shades away from my skin tone and I am very fair skinned. It really isn't another so called miracle cream. It works. It has helped turn this whole body transformation into something beautiful for me."
I have 3 children aged 6 years, 19 months and 3 months. The first two gave me some stretch marks on my inner thighs and a few on my tummy. My 3rd however it really changed the look of my tummy and I was so upset about it. I figured, "Hey I am 26 so my skin should bounce back on its own and the marks should not be so bad," After I stopped being in denial about my horrible looking tummy I started using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy. I did not expect it to work but I used it just as directed. Oh how I wish I would have taken before and after pics. One stretch mark looked like a C section scar. A nurse literally asked me, "When was your C-Section done?" I was horrified to see it after I delivered. Now after using Mederma® it is barely even noticeable. I am in love with this product and will continue to use it on my other trouble areas. LOVE IT!!