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 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 had a scar on my face for two years. I have bought very expensive products that did nothing for my scar. I was very skeptical about Mederma® because of how inexpensive it was. One day I decided to buy it from Walmart for only $14.00. In four weeks of applying Mederma® twice a day, and my scar was less visible. Thank you makers of Mederma®. I feel more confident now!!!
"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!!"
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®.
"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 :)"
"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!"
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!!!
Katie GSurgery, Scars-Other
I wanted to say thanks for this wonderful product of yours. I had Thyroid surgery a little over a month ago and as a result had a pretty nasty looking scar afterward. Honestly, it looked like an inch and a half fat red worm had attached itself to my neck. I talked to the Surgeon about using a scar cream and though he didn't specifically recommend doing it, I wanted all the help that I could because I didn't want my grandkids to ask me about that worm attached to my neck for the rest of my life. I have been faithfully using Mederma® Scar Cream daily since my surgery, and I can see a huge improvement in the appearance of my scar and it has only been 6 weeks. The redness is now gone. It has only been 6 weeks and I have a lot of faith that it will drastically reduce into the crease of my neck within a year. I have a friend who had the same type of surgery about 5 years ago, and the scar she has leftover is horrible. I don't know if it was the difference between surgeons who operated on us, or if it is because she didn't use any type of scar cream, but side by side, hers looks terrible. I noticed such great results that I started to use it on another inch and a half scar that was old, from a past surgery removing a large cyst in my wrist. I have seen pretty dramatic results in the month I have been using Mederma® Scar Cream on this scar and the redness has now really lightened. This scar barely shows anymore, and I can only attribute those results to Mederma. I am sold on this product and love to share my successes and thanks with those deserving the praise, so... that is why I am writing this. Thank you so much for this product, and for what it has done to help me look better by reducing the scars that I have. I wish I had thought to take before photos, instead I only have the photos of what my neck looks like at 4 weeks and 6 weeks. I will send in photos in a few more months as well, as things progress. The photo I submitted shows that the scar has closed up and that most swelling is gone on the one side of in only 6 weeks. I look forward to down the road seeing how much it improves from this point.
“As a child and teen I had a disgusting habit of picking sores. This led to dozens of round scars on my legs. As an adult I didn't wear shorts, skirts, or bathing suits. I bought Mederma® at a pharmacy and figured I would try it. I started using it and the scars are not gone but the discoloration has improved and they are less noticeable. I will keep using it!”
“I am a young mother, and like many others, I was left with very noticeable stretch marks all over my stomach and thighs. When I saw the ad for Mederma® on TV, I knew I had to get it. I started applying it on my stretch marks. After 3 months of using Mederma®, I already see results. I recommend this product to anyone who is trying to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars!”
I had chicken pox scars, and my pharmacist recommended Mederma®. I used it as the instructions stated, and within 4 weeks I saw improvement in my scars from the pox. I had scars on my face from where the scabs had formed but from regular use of this the scars are improving and you can hardly tell I even had them. Chicken pox sucks. Thank goodness I found Mederma®.