Did you know the best thing you can do for your scar is protect it from the sun? Sun exposure can darken the appearance of your scar, which can make your scar more noticeable. Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 can help you prevent sunburn while making your scar less noticeable, so the real you can shine.
Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 is clinically shown to reduce discoloration and improve overall appearance, softness and texture of scars.1 Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 is effective on old and new scars resulting from cuts, surgery, acne or burns. And it's from the #1 doctor2 - and pharmacist3 - recommended brand for scars.
No doubts. Just you.
- Draelos, Z., The ability of onion extract gel to improve the cosmetic appearance of post surgical scars, Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2008.
- IMS Health, NDTI, December 2012.
- Pharmacy Times and U.S. News & World Report, OTC Guide, June 2012.
Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 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® Cream as soon as your wound has healed and your sutures have been removed. You may start using it immediately on older scars. Not intended for use on open wounds. Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 is available in a 20 gram tube.
For sunscreen use:
- Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure
- Reapply at least every 2 hours
- Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor
- Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating
For a PDF of full Drug Facts, click here.
- Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.
- For external use only.
- Do not use on damaged or broken skin.
- When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove.
- Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs.
- Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact Poison Control.
Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 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 makes Mederma® scar cream plus spf 30 different?
- Mederma® is the only brand of scar cream that protects with SPF 30
- Mederma® is the #1 doctor1- and pharmacist2-recommended brand for scars.
- Mederma® is made with Cepalin®, a proprietary botanical extract, and is pleasant-smelling, easy to use, and most importantly, effective. As part of the Mederma® formula, Cepalin® reduces discoloration and improves the softness, texture and overall appearance of scars.
Are results guaranteed?
Yes. If you have been using Mederma® for at least 8 weeks and you’re not happy with your results, you can 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.
Who should use Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30?
Anyone more than 6 months old with a scar can use Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30. Children under 6 months old should have doctor approval.
Where can I find MEDERMA® SCAR CREAM PLUS SPF 30?
To find Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30, be sure to look in the first aid aisle of most drug stores and mass retailers.
Does Mederma® Scar Cream Plus spf 30 make scars disappear?
No product can make scars disappear completely. But Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 can help them appear softer, smoother and less noticeable.
My Mederma® box says “do not use on open wounds.” at what point is my wound considered completely closed?
A wound is completely closed when the scab falls off or the stitches are removed. You can begin to use Mederma® as soon as there is no visible scab where the wound occurred and your 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.
If I use Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 on my face to treat acne scars, will it cause me to break out?
Everyone’s skin reacts differently to new products. Talk to your dermatologist if you're concerned about breaking out while using Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30. Your best bet is to test Mederma® on a small part of your face to see if you have a reaction to the product. If you do not have a reaction, you can then use it on scars as you see fit.
If I’m using Mederma® scar cream Plus SPF 30 on a facial scar can I apply makeup over it?
Yes, you can use Mederma® scar products with makeup. However, Mederma® works best when it can be easily absorbed into the skin, so it’s best to apply Mederma® when your skin is clean and then allow time for it to dry before applying makeup. You may want to consult a sales associate at your local drug store or department store regarding the best concealers, foundations and powders for effective cover-up options.
What does SPF 30 mean?
SPF stands for "sun protection factor," and if you must be in the sun, you should protect your scar from sunburn. The SPF value indicates the level of sunburn protection provided by the sunscreen product. All sunscreens must be tested according to an SPF test procedure. The test measures the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure it takes to cause sunburn when a person is using a sunscreen in comparison to how much UV exposure it takes to cause a sunburn when they do not use a sunscreen.
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 I miss an application of Mederma® on my scar?
For the best results on your scar, you should try to apply your Mederma® as directed. If you miss 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 Mederma® applications, and they offer new tips and facts about your skin and scars.
- IMS Health. NDTI. December 2011.
- Pharmacy Times and U.S. News & World Report, OTC Guide, June 2012.
Here is what real people have to say about using Mederma® Scar Cream Plus SPF 30:
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.
"For 2 years I wasn't able to use my left wrist properly. Me being a guitar player and about to get married, it was a
problem. I scheduled an appointment to remove a ganglion cyst from my left wrist. This scar was HUGE. I waited a
few months for it to go away on its own, that didn't happen. Luckily I ran into a nurse and asked her what she
recommended for scars, she said that I should try Mederma® Scar Cream. Thank you Mederma® for helping greatly reduce the appearance of my ghastly scar before my wedding and future concerts. :)"
-- Kristin, CA
"I have been using Mederma® Scar Cream for some time now. I'm seeing great improvement in my acne scars. I
used to wear many layers of concealer and foundation, but now I need less make up to hide my scars since they have
lightened considerably. I'm really happy with the product, it really works."
-- Janice, Puerto Rico
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