Scar Treatment

What is the best Mederma® scar product for my scar?

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A quick internet search will provide you with multiple answers to that question as there are many over-the-counter products available on the market. Because of this, you may find it confusing and have a hard time choosing which product will work best for you.

Mederma® offers a variety of products to help fade your scars depending on the situation, so it is important for you to identify which product best suits your needs.

Mederma® should not be applied to broken skin (i.e. not open and no scab still present at the site of injury). For best results, apply Mederma® as soon as the wound has closed.

Currently, there are four different Mederma® scar treatment options

Each of these products are specifically formulated for a given situation, and they all have a unique triple action formula, that penetrates beneath the surface of the skin to help in collagen formation, cell renewal, and to lock in moisture. Mederma® Scar products have been clinically shown to improve the appearance of scars [1,2]. Mederma® is the No. 1 brand of scar reduction treatments recommended by pediatricians, doctors, pharmacists, and dermatologists according to a 2020 survey*.

*IQVIA ProVoice Survey, February 2020

Best Overall Scar Product

Within the current Mederma® portfolio, Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel is a go-to treatment that suits most situations, including surgery scars or acne scars, just to name a few. The active ingredient is allantoin, a skin protectant with hydrating properties that helps soften scars and relieve itching. This formula has been shown to be effective in improving scar appearance and feel [3]. This gel can be safely used as soon as the skin has healed to reduce scar visibility. Mederma® Advanced Scar Gel frequently ranks among the best over-the-counter scar treatments in the nation [4,5].

Going outdoors?

If either your job, your favorite activity or your daily life involves you being outside and, therefore, exposing your scars to sunlight, Mederma® Scar Cream + SPF 30 is an option you should definitely consider. Indeed, it is highly recommended that you protect new scars from the sun for around 18 months [6–8]. Mederma® Scar Cream + SPF 30 has been formulated to combine a unique triple action formula with a sunscreen to provide a two-in-one product, reducing the visibility of your scar while protecting it from sunlight. Protecting your scar from UV will prevent sun-induced hyperpigmentation (darkening of the scar) thereby decreasing the risk of it becoming more visible [7] In addition, since scars burn more easily than regular skin, Mederma® Scar Cream + SPF 30 may spare you some painful moments. However, while this may be sufficient in case of a limited sun exposure, if your activities involve more intense exposure, using a sunscreen with a higher SPF or wearing protective clothing is the safest way to protect your scar.

Want a product that works when you sleep?

The Mederma® range of solutions for scar treatment also includes a cream designed to promote better skin restoration during the night. Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is specifically formulated to work in synergy with your skin’s natural recovery ability during nighttime [9,10]. Of course Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream contains a triple action formula as do all Mederma® products.

Mederma® is the No. 1 brand of scar reduction treatments recommended by pediatricians, doctors, pharmacists, and dermatologists according to a 2020 survey*

Need a kid-friendly product?

Even if you proudly sport some scars from your childhood, as a parent, you are probably fond of your kid’s soft, flawless skin, and likely want them to keep it that way. On the other hand, if you have kids, and especially young ones, you have probably experienced how difficult it is to get your little one to apply anything to their skin or take any medication whatsoever., Mederma® has formulated a product that should make your life easier when it comes to help fade for your kid’s scars. It works for all kinds of scars, such as ones from cuts, insect bites etc. This product, Mederma® for Kids™, is very similar to the Advanced Scar Gel, but it includes some special features that will make scar treatment more fun for your kids. Kids love fun colors, so this is why Mederma® for Kids™ is purple when it comes out the tube and gets progressively clearer the more you rub it in during application. Mederma® for Kids™ also comes in a fun, grape scent which will encourage your child to accept it more easily. However, despite its delicious scent, the gel is not edible, so keep an eye out! This product is often considered to be no. 1 for kids by independent reviewers [4,11].

Overall, the Mederma® range of products covers nearly all situations, and you should be able to find the product that best suits your needs.

Mederma® is a widely recognized brand and one of the most referenced in the over-the-counter scar treatment world. In fact, people who have used it, love it [5].


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