As a mom, you want your kids to be able to forget the scars of childhood, and, for now, you probably care more about their physical scars than they do. Fortunately, there's Mederma® for Kids™.
Mederma® for Kids™ is the #1 pediatrician-recommended product for kids' scars1 resulting from cuts, scrapes, stitches, burns, bug bites and surgery. The gel goes on purple, rubs in clear and has a fun grape scent, so kids can have fun with their scar therapy. Mederma® for Kids™ is clinically shown to soften and smooth scars, providing the same benefits as the other Mederma® scar products.
In one study, parents who applied Mederma® for Kids™ to their child's scar saw a significant improvement in the overall appearance, color, texture and softness of the scars. With Mederma® for Kids™, you can remove the doubt and take charge of their scars today so they won't have to think about them tomorrow.
No doubts. Just you.
- Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, May 2013.
- Data on file, MZ-004 Merz Pharmaceuticals, December 2004.
Mederma® for Kids™ should be evenly applied and gently massaged into the scar 3 times daily for 8 weeks on new scars, and at least 3 times daily for 3-6 months on existing scars. Begin using Mederma® for Kids™ as soon as the wound has healed and sutures have been removed. You may start using it immediately on older scars. Not intended for use on open wounds. Mederma® for Kids™ is available in a 20 gram tube that lasts about 3 months for scars up to 3 inches long.
For a PDF of full Drug Facts, click here.
- For external use only
- When using this product do not get into eyes
- Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens or if symptoms last more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days
- Do not use on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites serous burns
- Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Mederma® for Kids™ could discolor delicate fabrics such as silk, leather, suede, and others. It is best to avoid use of this product around fabrics like these.
What is Mederma® for Kids™?
Mederma® for Kids™ is the #1 pediatrician recommended product for kids’ scars1. The greaseless topical gel is grape-scented, goes on purple and rubs in clear, so it’s fun for kids to use. Mederma® for Kids™ is made with Cepalin®, a proprietary botanical extract, and provides an easy and affordable way to soften and smooth scars resulting from cuts, scrapes, stitches, burns, bug bites and surgery.
Are results guaranteed?
Yes. If you have been using Mederma® for at least 8 weeks and you’re not happy with your results, return the unused portion to the store for a full refund. If you have any problems with your return, call us at 1-888-925-8989 and we’ll help make sure you get 100% of your money back.
Where can I find Mederma® for Kids™?
To find a retailer that carries Mederma® for Kids™ in your area, click here. Be sure to look in the first aid aisle.
Will Mederma® for Kids™ make scars disappear?
Nothing can make a scar completely disappear. Mederma® for Kids™ helps scars appear softer, smoother, and less noticeable. All with the goal of helping your child feel better about his or her appearance.
My Mederma® for Kids™ box says “not intended for use on open wounds.” At what point is a wound considered completely closed?
A wound is completely closed when the scab falls off or the stitches are removed. Your child can begin to use Mederma® as soon as there is no visible scab where the wound occurred and stitches have been removed. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered - this will speed healing time and reduce the appearance of the resulting scar.
What is Cepalin®?
Cepalin ® is the proprietary botanical extract in all Mederma® products, which works to improve the overall appearance, texture and color of scars.
What happens if my child misses an application of Mederma®?
For the best results on your child's scar, you should try to apply Mederma® as directed. If your child misses applications frequently, it will take longer to see results. If you're concerned about missing applications, sign up for the Mederma® reminder program. It's a great resource for the forgetful and the diligent alike to be sure you keep up with your child's Mederma® applications.
What is the difference between regular Mederma® and Mederma® for Kids™?
Mederma® for Kids™ is formulated to involve children in their scar treatment. The gel has a fun grape scent and goes on purple and rubs in clear, so kids can have fun with their scar therapy. The unique color-change formula also encourages them to rub the product in completely.
Is Mederma® for Kids™ safe?
Mederma® for Kids™ is a non-toxic product safe for use on kids between 2 and 12 years of age. However, if your child experiences severe itching, swelling, or scar discoloration, discontinue use immediately. If symptoms persist, contact your pediatrician.
When should I start using Mederma® for Kids™?
As soon as your child's wound has closed and healed, and after sutures are removed. Or for older scars, you can start using Mederma® for Kids™ right away.
- Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, May 2013.
Here is what real people have to say about using MEDERMA® FOR KIDS™:
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.
"My 12 year old daughter had so many mosquito bites that there were dark noticeable scars on her legs. She's had
them for about 4 years, and all those years she never wore skirts, dresses, or shorts. Even during the summer she
wore jeans. So I bought her Mederma® for Kids™ and after about 2 months all her scars are less noticeable. Then I
bought many shorts and dresses for her. I'm glad she's not ashamed of her legs anymore."
-- Laurence, TX
"I just wanted to tell you how wonderful your product is. My 11-year-old daughter had between 15 and 20 warts
frozen off her hands and knees. The scars that were left behind were so horrible for an 11-year-old girl to look at
each day (and her mother, too). We anguished over her scars for about 6 months and did not know what to do. As a
last resort, we decided to try Mederma® for Kids™, and the result was simply amazing. Thank you so much for a
wonderful product. It is a lifesaver. I now tell everyone I know about Mederma® and suggest they use it faithfully for
-- Diane, TX
"My daughter is a total tomboy, fearless and constantly covered with scrapes bruises. She is learning to ride a bike
and fell about a week ago. She had a scar across her knee. Looking at my own knees, I have a couple of
puffy scars, and I didn't want her knees to look like mine, when shes older. I stood in the aisle looking at the
Mederma®, scared to pay that price on a product that might not work. But looking at her knee after she's been using
the product, I'm so glad I did. Her scar is light pink and is less noticeable. I would definitely recommend this product
-- Wendy, OH
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