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General

What is Allantoin?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Allantoin is an odorless, non-toxic and non-allergenic chemical compound that is used as a moisturizing agent and skin protectant in cosmetic products. Allantoin is keratolytic, meaning that it causes keratin in the skin to soften. This property helps skin to heal more quickly and to bind moisture more effectively, making products containing Allantoin useful for many skin conditions, including scar treatment. The Mederma Advanced Gel and Mederma for Kids are formulated with Allantoin.

What is the percentage of Cepalin in Mederma?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. I am sorry but we cannot share this information. The percentage of Cepalin in Mederma is proprietary information.

Is the Lecithin in Mederma Soy or Sunflower based?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. The Advanced Gel formula does not contain Lecithinin. Mederma Cream Plus SPF30 does contain lecithin and it is soy based.

Does Mederma contain titanium dioxide?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. The Mederma products do not contain titanium dioxide.

Does Mederma contain parraffin?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. All Mederma products are paraffin free.

Can Mederma be used while someone is taking radiation?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. We are sorry to hear that you are having to take radiation treatments. Mederma is indicated for use on scars resulting from injury, surgery and acne. If you are currently using Mederma and wish to continue, or are considering starting Mederma use, please consult your physician regarding use of any medication during this time.

General Questions

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Does Mederma Advanced scar gel work on atrophic scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Gel can be used on atrophic scars such as acneand chicken pox scars. Mederma Advanced Gel may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Advanced Scar gel ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Scar Products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin topical products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

Usage

Does Mederma Advanced scar gel work on atrophic scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Gel can be used on atrophic scars such as acneand chicken pox scars. Mederma Advanced Gel may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Advanced Scar gel ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Scar Products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin topical products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

Does the Advanced scar gel work on bruises?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is for use on scars and not for use on bruises. Mederma scar products are clinically shown to reduce the appearance and texture of scars.

Safety

Does Mederma Advanced scar gel work on atrophic scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Gel can be used on atrophic scars such as acneand chicken pox scars. Mederma Advanced Gel may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Advanced Scar gel ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Scar Products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin topical products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

Formulation

Does Mederma Advanced scar gel work on atrophic scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Gel can be used on atrophic scars such as acneand chicken pox scars. Mederma Advanced Gel may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Advanced Scar gel ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Scar Products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin topical products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

General Questions

Does Mederma Cream SPF 30 work on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma Cream SPF 30 can be used on atrophic scars such as acne sand chicken pox scars. Mederma Cream SPF 30 may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, and using before exposing the scar to the sun, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 provides the effectiveness of Mederma in a moisture-rich cream formula with SPF 30 to help protect scars from sunburn. It contains the same key ingredient as Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is a water-based topical gel and does not contain sunscreen. Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is a 1x daily application versus a 3x daily application with Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30.

Should I use a sunscreen with Mederma Cream Plus SPF?

Thank you for your interest in the Mederma Cream plus SPF.It is not necessary to use a separate sunscreen with use of Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 for your scar and surrounding skin. Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 is formulated with an SPF 30 to help protect scars from the sun’s harmful rays, so there is no need to use an additional sunscreen. Use sunscreen for all other areas is recommended when you will be exposed to prolognged sun or burn easily.

Usage

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Cream SPF 30 ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Cream SPF30 as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Cream SPF 30?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 may be used for anyone over 6 months of age. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma Cream SPF 30?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma Cream with SPF, do not apply to broken skin. Apply Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF30 3 times a day for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 to 6 months on old scars. When using for sunprotection for your scar, apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply at least every 2 hours while in the sun. You should use a water resistant sunscreen if you are swimming or sweating. You should ask your doctor before using this product on a child younger than 6 months of age.

What type of scars can I treat with the Mederma Cream SPF 30?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma Cream SPF30. You can useMederma +SPF on scars resulting from surgery, accidents, injury, burns and acne. You may also use to protect your scar from direct sun exposure. When using for sunprotection for your scar, apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply at least every 2 hours while in the sun.

Will Mederma Cream SPF 30 work on pitted acne scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 may help to smooth and soften pitted acne scar edges but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

I have a chicken pox scar, will Mederma Cream SPF 30 help?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, and using before exposing the scar to the sun, the mark may become less noticeable.

Can Mederma Cream SPF 30 be used after Face Lift Surgery?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Cream SPF 30 is for use on new scars resulting from surgery once your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. We suggest that you consult your healthcare provider as to when you should begin application of Mederma..

Do the scar products work on bruises?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 is for use on scars and not for use on bruises. Mederma scar products are clinically shown to reduce the appearance and texture of scars.

Can you use Mederma Cream SPF 30 on a circumcision scar?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. You can use Mederma on a circumcision scar. Mederma Cream SPF 30 contains sunscreen; you may wish to use one of our other products that do not contain sunscreen when using a Mederma product on a circumsion scar. Mederma products should be used as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wound. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered. Apply as directed on the package.

Can you use Mederma Cream SPF 30 on a scar from Tattoo removal?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 can be used on scars from tattoo removal but should not be applied to open wounds, which includes fresh laser abrasions resulting from tattoo removal as well as fresh tattoos themselves. Always wait until the wound is completely closed and there is no scab before using Mederma. Apply as directed on the package.

Can Mederma Cream SPF 30 be used under the arms?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. You can use Mederma on a scar under your arms. Mederma Cream SPF 30 contains sunscreen; you may wish to use one of our other products that do not contain sunscreen when using a Mederma product under your arms.

Can any Mederma Cream SPF 30 be used on the lips?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF30 can safely be used for scars on the lips. However, it should not be ingested. Confining Mederma to the scar only, gently massage a small amount into the scar until the product disappears. Do not apply Mederma to open wounds on or around the mouth such as cold sores. Mederma should only be applied once the wound is completely healed, any stitches are removed, and no scabbing is present.

Can any of the Mederma Cream SPF 30 be used in tanning beds?

Thank you for your interest in MedermaMederma products are not indicated for use in tanning beds; Mederma Cream SPF30 is indicated for use on scars resulting from surgery, accidents, injury, burns and acne.

Can I use Mederma Cream SPF 30 with a Benzoyl Peroxide-based acne treatment?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 should not be used while using an acne treatment regimen. Mederma is indicated for use on acne scars and should not be used on active acne or any open wounds. You may begin Mederma use for acne scar management after the acne breakouts have subsided. Mederma application should be confined to the acne scars

Does it matter if I use Mederma Cream SPF 30 product on an old scar? Will it work?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Cream SPF 30 is for use on new and old scars resulting from surgery, burns, acne and other injuries. For old scars you should apply Mederma Cream SPF 30 three times daily, every day, for 3 to 6 months. Mederma Cream SPF 30 should also be applied at least 15 minutes before exposure to direct sunlight and reapplied every two hours to provide scar protection from sun damage. When applied as directed you may see an improvement in the color, texture, and overall appearance of scars, making them smoother and less noticeable.

Can I use Mederma Cream SPF 30 when I go out in the sun?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream Plus SPF30 contains sunscreen. It is important to protect all skin from the sun’s rays, but it Is especially important to protect skin that is scarred or damaged from sun exposure. Using sunscreen on scars is important because the sun’s rays can discolor scar tissue. We recommend using Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 to help prevent sunburn, while also improving the appearance of your scar. Now, you don’t have to use a separate sunscreen in addition to Mederma on your scars, providing you follow the directions listed on the package for sunscreen. You may use your regular sunscreen to protect areas other than the scar.

Safety

What do I do if I accidently ingest Mederma Cream SPF 30 product?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. In the event of Mederma Cream SPF 30 ingestion, you should consult with your doctor or other healthcare professional

Is it safe to use Mederma Cream SPF 30 on the genitals?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. You can use Mederma on a scar on your genitals; you may not use Mederma internally or on any mucosal area. Mederma Cream SPF 30 contains sunscreen; you may wish to use one of our other products that do not contain sunscreen when using a Mederma product under your arms. You may begin using any Mederma product as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wound. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered. Apply as directed on the package.

Formulation

Is Mederma Cream SPF 30 Paraben free?

Mederma Cream SPF 30 is not paraben free. It contains methyl, ethyl and propyl parabens, all preservatives commonly and safely used in many skin care products. If you prefer to use a paraben free product for your scar treatment, Mederma Quick Dry Oil is paraben and fragrance free and Mederma PM Cream is paraben free. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is for stretch marks and is also paraben free.

Is Mederma Cream SPF 30 fragrance free?

Thank you for contacting us about Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 does have fragrance added. Please be sure to check with your healthcare professional if you have known sensitivities to fragranced products.

What are the ingredients in Mederma Cream SPF 30 ?

Thank you for your interest in the Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30. Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 contains the following ingredients: Avobenzone, Octocrylene, Oxybenzone, Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Alcohol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyl-dimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Fragrance, Squalane, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ceramide 3, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben. This full listing of ingredients can be found on the package for your easy reference.

Does Mederma Cream SPF 30 contain Silicone?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma Cream Plus SPF30. The Mederma Cream does not contain silicone oils.

Are there any animal products or by-products in Mederma Cream SPF 30?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma Cream Plus SPF30. The Mederma Cream does not contain ingredients from animals.

What is Octocrylene?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma SPF. Octocrylene is one of the 3 primary sunscreen ingredients in Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30.

General Questions

Can Mederma for KIDS be used for Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma for Kids l can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma for Kids may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

Does Mederma for Kids Stain fabrics?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Like many non-staining products, Mederma for Kids will not stain cotton or polyester material or blends, but could stain delicate fabrics including silk, leather, suede and others.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma for KIDS ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® for Kids s soon as your child’s wound has closed or their stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Although anyone can use Mederma for Kids, Mederma for Kids was specifically formulated for use on anyone above age 2. It has a SCENT and a purple color that goes to clear when you rub it in. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma 4 Kids, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use the product as directed and apply pply Mederma for Kids 3 times a day, every day, for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 times a day, every day for 3 to 6 months on old scars.you can use Mederma for Kids on children ages 2-12 years old. Massage gently until the product is absorbed. If peeling or flaking occurs, you may be using too much product; try using less of the product to achieve the best possible result.

Usage

Can Mederma for KIDS be used for Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma for Kids l can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma for Kids may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

Does Mederma for Kids Stain fabrics?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Like many non-staining products, Mederma for Kids will not stain cotton or polyester material or blends, but could stain delicate fabrics including silk, leather, suede and others.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma for KIDS ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® for Kids s soon as your child’s wound has closed or their stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Although anyone can use Mederma for Kids, Mederma for Kids was specifically formulated for use on anyone above age 2. It has a SCENT and a purple color that goes to clear when you rub it in. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma 4 Kids, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use the product as directed and apply pply Mederma for Kids 3 times a day, every day, for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 times a day, every day for 3 to 6 months on old scars.you can use Mederma for Kids on children ages 2-12 years old. Massage gently until the product is absorbed. If peeling or flaking occurs, you may be using too much product; try using less of the product to achieve the best possible result.

Does Mederma for KIDS work on bruises?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma for Kids is for use on scars and not for use on bruises. Mederma scar products are clinically shown to reduce the appearance and texture of scars.

Safety

Can Mederma for KIDS be used for Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma for Kids l can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma for Kids may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

Does Mederma for Kids Stain fabrics?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Like many non-staining products, Mederma for Kids will not stain cotton or polyester material or blends, but could stain delicate fabrics including silk, leather, suede and others.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma for KIDS ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® for Kids s soon as your child’s wound has closed or their stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Although anyone can use Mederma for Kids, Mederma for Kids was specifically formulated for use on anyone above age 2. It has a SCENT and a purple color that goes to clear when you rub it in. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma 4 Kids, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use the product as directed and apply pply Mederma for Kids 3 times a day, every day, for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 times a day, every day for 3 to 6 months on old scars.you can use Mederma for Kids on children ages 2-12 years old. Massage gently until the product is absorbed. If peeling or flaking occurs, you may be using too much product; try using less of the product to achieve the best possible result.

Formulation

Can Mederma for KIDS be used for Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma for Kids l can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma for Kids may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

Does Mederma for Kids Stain fabrics?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Like many non-staining products, Mederma for Kids will not stain cotton or polyester material or blends, but could stain delicate fabrics including silk, leather, suede and others.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma for KIDS ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® for Kids s soon as your child’s wound has closed or their stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Although anyone can use Mederma for Kids, Mederma for Kids was specifically formulated for use on anyone above age 2. It has a SCENT and a purple color that goes to clear when you rub it in. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma 4 Kids, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use the product as directed and apply pply Mederma for Kids 3 times a day, every day, for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 times a day, every day for 3 to 6 months on old scars.you can use Mederma for Kids on children ages 2-12 years old. Massage gently until the product is absorbed. If peeling or flaking occurs, you may be using too much product; try using less of the product to achieve the best possible result.

General Questions

Does Mederma PM Cream cure Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma PM Cream can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma® PM Cream may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® PM Cream as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma® PM Cream once a day. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream as directed; the product should be applied once a day, at night, each night, for 8 weeks on new scars and once each nighl, every night, for 3 to 6 months on old scars.

Usage

Does Mederma PM Cream cure Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma PM Cream can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma® PM Cream may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® PM Cream as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma® PM Cream once a day. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream as directed; the product should be applied once a day, at night, each night, for 8 weeks on new scars and once each nighl, every night, for 3 to 6 months on old scars.

Safety

Does Mederma PM Cream cure Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma PM Cream can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma® PM Cream may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® PM Cream as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma® PM Cream once a day. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream as directed; the product should be applied once a day, at night, each night, for 8 weeks on new scars and once each nighl, every night, for 3 to 6 months on old scars.

Formulation

Does Mederma PM Cream cure Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma PM Cream can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma® PM Cream may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® PM Cream as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma® PM Cream once a day. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream as directed; the product should be applied once a day, at night, each night, for 8 weeks on new scars and once each nighl, every night, for 3 to 6 months on old scars.

General Questions

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated with stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. You can begin using Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with stretch marks can use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated for stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long can one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . For optimal results, use Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy may be used while pregnant; contact your healthcare professional if you have any concerns with using this product during pregnancy.

How long should one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy to achieve Desired Result ?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy may be used as directe; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

Usage

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated with stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. You can begin using Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with stretch marks can use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated for stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long can one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . For optimal results, use Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy may be used while pregnant; contact your healthcare professional if you have any concerns with using this product during pregnancy.

How long should one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy to achieve Desired Result ?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy may be used as directe; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

I am skepticial that MSMT really works, doesn’t it?

Thank you for contacting us about Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy.Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy has been specially formulated for Stretch Marks. The formulation combines botanical ingredients and a skin hydrator in a nourishing cream formula that is clinically shown to improve the appearance of stretch marks. And, Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy is clinically shown to increase the moisture content of the skin, thereby helping to keep skin more elastic and less apt to tear and form stretch marks. Use as directed by applying 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

Safety

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated with stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. You can begin using Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with stretch marks can use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated for stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long can one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . For optimal results, use Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy may be used while pregnant; contact your healthcare professional if you have any concerns with using this product during pregnancy.

How long should one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy to achieve Desired Result ?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy may be used as directe; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

Formulation

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated with stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. You can begin using Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with stretch marks can use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated for stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long can one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . For optimal results, use Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy may be used while pregnant; contact your healthcare professional if you have any concerns with using this product during pregnancy.

How long should one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy to achieve Desired Result ?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy may be used as directe; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

General Questions

MEDERMA – What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

Usage

MEDERMA – What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

Safety

MEDERMA – What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

Formulation

MEDERMA – What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

General

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

Can herpes be transmitted without symptoms?

Yes. There are no universal herpes symptoms; in fact, some people with herpes show no symptoms at all. There is also a variation among people who do show herpes symptoms. So, not everyone will have the same symptoms. The first classic symptom of a cold sore is a burning or tingling sensation around the lips or nose. Within a day or two there is an eruption, which can lead to visible fluid-filled blisters. These blisters break exposing an open sore. If left uncovered, the cold sore will dry out over a period of days. A scab will form and then fall off once it’s healed.

Usage

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

Benefits

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

Mode of Action

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

Indications / Contraindications

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

Can I use MEDERMA® in conjunction with other topical products (such as Carmex, Blistex, etc) or sunscreen?

We do not recommend using creams or ointments under the patch as they could compromise the adhesion.

Can I combine the patch with other Herpes treatments

There is a lack of clinical data with the combination of patch with other local treatment, we advice to use the patch without other local treatment or to ask advice to health care professionals.

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General

What is Allantoin?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Allantoin is an odorless, non-toxic and non-allergenic chemical compound that is used as a moisturizing agent and skin protectant in cosmetic products. Allantoin is keratolytic, meaning that it causes keratin in the skin to soften. This property helps skin to heal more quickly and to bind moisture more effectively, making products containing Allantoin useful for many skin conditions, including scar treatment. The Mederma Advanced Gel and Mederma for Kids are formulated with Allantoin.

What is the percentage of Cepalin in Mederma?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. I am sorry but we cannot share this information. The percentage of Cepalin in Mederma is proprietary information.

Is the Lecithin in Mederma Soy or Sunflower based?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. The Advanced Gel formula does not contain Lecithinin. Mederma Cream Plus SPF30 does contain lecithin and it is soy based.

Does Mederma contain titanium dioxide?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. The Mederma products do not contain titanium dioxide.

Does Mederma contain parraffin?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. All Mederma products are paraffin free.

Can Mederma be used while someone is taking radiation?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. We are sorry to hear that you are having to take radiation treatments. Mederma is indicated for use on scars resulting from injury, surgery and acne. If you are currently using Mederma and wish to continue, or are considering starting Mederma use, please consult your physician regarding use of any medication during this time.

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Does Mederma Advanced scar gel work on atrophic scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Gel can be used on atrophic scars such as acneand chicken pox scars. Mederma Advanced Gel may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Advanced Scar gel ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Scar Products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin topical products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

Does Mederma Advanced scar gel work on atrophic scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Gel can be used on atrophic scars such as acneand chicken pox scars. Mederma Advanced Gel may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Advanced Scar gel ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Scar Products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin topical products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

Does the Advanced scar gel work on bruises?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is for use on scars and not for use on bruises. Mederma scar products are clinically shown to reduce the appearance and texture of scars.

Does Mederma Advanced scar gel work on atrophic scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Gel can be used on atrophic scars such as acneand chicken pox scars. Mederma Advanced Gel may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Advanced Scar gel ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Scar Products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin topical products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

Does Mederma Advanced scar gel work on atrophic scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Advanced Gel can be used on atrophic scars such as acneand chicken pox scars. Mederma Advanced Gel may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Advanced Scar gel ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Scar Products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin topical products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

Mederma Cream SPF 30

Does Mederma Cream SPF 30 work on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma Cream SPF 30 can be used on atrophic scars such as acne sand chicken pox scars. Mederma Cream SPF 30 may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, and using before exposing the scar to the sun, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 provides the effectiveness of Mederma in a moisture-rich cream formula with SPF 30 to help protect scars from sunburn. It contains the same key ingredient as Mederma Advanced Scar Gel. Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is a water-based topical gel and does not contain sunscreen. Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is a 1x daily application versus a 3x daily application with Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30.

Should I use a sunscreen with Mederma Cream Plus SPF?

Thank you for your interest in the Mederma Cream plus SPF.It is not necessary to use a separate sunscreen with use of Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 for your scar and surrounding skin. Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 is formulated with an SPF 30 to help protect scars from the sun’s harmful rays, so there is no need to use an additional sunscreen. Use sunscreen for all other areas is recommended when you will be exposed to prolognged sun or burn easily.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Cream SPF 30 ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® Cream SPF30 as soon as your wound has closed or your stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Cream SPF 30?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 may be used for anyone over 6 months of age. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma Cream SPF 30?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma Cream with SPF, do not apply to broken skin. Apply Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF30 3 times a day for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 to 6 months on old scars. When using for sunprotection for your scar, apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply at least every 2 hours while in the sun. You should use a water resistant sunscreen if you are swimming or sweating. You should ask your doctor before using this product on a child younger than 6 months of age.

What type of scars can I treat with the Mederma Cream SPF 30?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma Cream SPF30. You can useMederma +SPF on scars resulting from surgery, accidents, injury, burns and acne. You may also use to protect your scar from direct sun exposure. When using for sunprotection for your scar, apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply at least every 2 hours while in the sun.

Will Mederma Cream SPF 30 work on pitted acne scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 may help to smooth and soften pitted acne scar edges but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

I have a chicken pox scar, will Mederma Cream SPF 30 help?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, and using before exposing the scar to the sun, the mark may become less noticeable.

Can Mederma Cream SPF 30 be used after Face Lift Surgery?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Cream SPF 30 is for use on new scars resulting from surgery once your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. We suggest that you consult your healthcare provider as to when you should begin application of Mederma..

Do the scar products work on bruises?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 is for use on scars and not for use on bruises. Mederma scar products are clinically shown to reduce the appearance and texture of scars.

Can you use Mederma Cream SPF 30 on a circumcision scar?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. You can use Mederma on a circumcision scar. Mederma Cream SPF 30 contains sunscreen; you may wish to use one of our other products that do not contain sunscreen when using a Mederma product on a circumsion scar. Mederma products should be used as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wound. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered. Apply as directed on the package.

Can you use Mederma Cream SPF 30 on a scar from Tattoo removal?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 can be used on scars from tattoo removal but should not be applied to open wounds, which includes fresh laser abrasions resulting from tattoo removal as well as fresh tattoos themselves. Always wait until the wound is completely closed and there is no scab before using Mederma. Apply as directed on the package.

Can Mederma Cream SPF 30 be used under the arms?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. You can use Mederma on a scar under your arms. Mederma Cream SPF 30 contains sunscreen; you may wish to use one of our other products that do not contain sunscreen when using a Mederma product under your arms.

Can any Mederma Cream SPF 30 be used on the lips?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF30 can safely be used for scars on the lips. However, it should not be ingested. Confining Mederma to the scar only, gently massage a small amount into the scar until the product disappears. Do not apply Mederma to open wounds on or around the mouth such as cold sores. Mederma should only be applied once the wound is completely healed, any stitches are removed, and no scabbing is present.

Can any of the Mederma Cream SPF 30 be used in tanning beds?

Thank you for your interest in MedermaMederma products are not indicated for use in tanning beds; Mederma Cream SPF30 is indicated for use on scars resulting from surgery, accidents, injury, burns and acne.

Can I use Mederma Cream SPF 30 with a Benzoyl Peroxide-based acne treatment?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 should not be used while using an acne treatment regimen. Mederma is indicated for use on acne scars and should not be used on active acne or any open wounds. You may begin Mederma use for acne scar management after the acne breakouts have subsided. Mederma application should be confined to the acne scars

Does it matter if I use Mederma Cream SPF 30 product on an old scar? Will it work?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Cream SPF 30 is for use on new and old scars resulting from surgery, burns, acne and other injuries. For old scars you should apply Mederma Cream SPF 30 three times daily, every day, for 3 to 6 months. Mederma Cream SPF 30 should also be applied at least 15 minutes before exposure to direct sunlight and reapplied every two hours to provide scar protection from sun damage. When applied as directed you may see an improvement in the color, texture, and overall appearance of scars, making them smoother and less noticeable.

Can I use Mederma Cream SPF 30 when I go out in the sun?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma Cream Plus SPF30 contains sunscreen. It is important to protect all skin from the sun’s rays, but it Is especially important to protect skin that is scarred or damaged from sun exposure. Using sunscreen on scars is important because the sun’s rays can discolor scar tissue. We recommend using Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 to help prevent sunburn, while also improving the appearance of your scar. Now, you don’t have to use a separate sunscreen in addition to Mederma on your scars, providing you follow the directions listed on the package for sunscreen. You may use your regular sunscreen to protect areas other than the scar.

What do I do if I accidently ingest Mederma Cream SPF 30 product?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. In the event of Mederma Cream SPF 30 ingestion, you should consult with your doctor or other healthcare professional

Is it safe to use Mederma Cream SPF 30 on the genitals?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. You can use Mederma on a scar on your genitals; you may not use Mederma internally or on any mucosal area. Mederma Cream SPF 30 contains sunscreen; you may wish to use one of our other products that do not contain sunscreen when using a Mederma product under your arms. You may begin using any Mederma product as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wound. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered. Apply as directed on the package.

Is Mederma Cream SPF 30 Paraben free?

Mederma Cream SPF 30 is not paraben free. It contains methyl, ethyl and propyl parabens, all preservatives commonly and safely used in many skin care products. If you prefer to use a paraben free product for your scar treatment, Mederma Quick Dry Oil is paraben and fragrance free and Mederma PM Cream is paraben free. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is for stretch marks and is also paraben free.

Is Mederma Cream SPF 30 fragrance free?

Thank you for contacting us about Mederma. Mederma Cream SPF 30 does have fragrance added. Please be sure to check with your healthcare professional if you have known sensitivities to fragranced products.

What are the ingredients in Mederma Cream SPF 30 ?

Thank you for your interest in the Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30. Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 contains the following ingredients: Avobenzone, Octocrylene, Oxybenzone, Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Alcohol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyl-dimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Fragrance, Squalane, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ceramide 3, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben. This full listing of ingredients can be found on the package for your easy reference.

Does Mederma Cream SPF 30 contain Silicone?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma Cream Plus SPF30. The Mederma Cream does not contain silicone oils.

Are there any animal products or by-products in Mederma Cream SPF 30?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma Cream Plus SPF30. The Mederma Cream does not contain ingredients from animals.

What is Octocrylene?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma SPF. Octocrylene is one of the 3 primary sunscreen ingredients in Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30.

Mederma for Kids

Can Mederma for KIDS be used for Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma for Kids l can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma for Kids may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

Does Mederma for Kids Stain fabrics?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Like many non-staining products, Mederma for Kids will not stain cotton or polyester material or blends, but could stain delicate fabrics including silk, leather, suede and others.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma for KIDS ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® for Kids s soon as your child’s wound has closed or their stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Although anyone can use Mederma for Kids, Mederma for Kids was specifically formulated for use on anyone above age 2. It has a SCENT and a purple color that goes to clear when you rub it in. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma 4 Kids, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use the product as directed and apply pply Mederma for Kids 3 times a day, every day, for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 times a day, every day for 3 to 6 months on old scars.you can use Mederma for Kids on children ages 2-12 years old. Massage gently until the product is absorbed. If peeling or flaking occurs, you may be using too much product; try using less of the product to achieve the best possible result.

Can Mederma for KIDS be used for Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma for Kids l can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma for Kids may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

Does Mederma for Kids Stain fabrics?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Like many non-staining products, Mederma for Kids will not stain cotton or polyester material or blends, but could stain delicate fabrics including silk, leather, suede and others.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma for KIDS ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® for Kids s soon as your child’s wound has closed or their stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Although anyone can use Mederma for Kids, Mederma for Kids was specifically formulated for use on anyone above age 2. It has a SCENT and a purple color that goes to clear when you rub it in. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma 4 Kids, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use the product as directed and apply pply Mederma for Kids 3 times a day, every day, for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 times a day, every day for 3 to 6 months on old scars.you can use Mederma for Kids on children ages 2-12 years old. Massage gently until the product is absorbed. If peeling or flaking occurs, you may be using too much product; try using less of the product to achieve the best possible result.

Does Mederma for KIDS work on bruises?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Mederma for Kids is for use on scars and not for use on bruises. Mederma scar products are clinically shown to reduce the appearance and texture of scars.

Can Mederma for KIDS be used for Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma for Kids l can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma for Kids may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

Does Mederma for Kids Stain fabrics?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Like many non-staining products, Mederma for Kids will not stain cotton or polyester material or blends, but could stain delicate fabrics including silk, leather, suede and others.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma for KIDS ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® for Kids s soon as your child’s wound has closed or their stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Although anyone can use Mederma for Kids, Mederma for Kids was specifically formulated for use on anyone above age 2. It has a SCENT and a purple color that goes to clear when you rub it in. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma 4 Kids, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use the product as directed and apply pply Mederma for Kids 3 times a day, every day, for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 times a day, every day for 3 to 6 months on old scars.you can use Mederma for Kids on children ages 2-12 years old. Massage gently until the product is absorbed. If peeling or flaking occurs, you may be using too much product; try using less of the product to achieve the best possible result.

Can Mederma for KIDS be used for Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma for Kids l can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma for Kids may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

Does Mederma for Kids Stain fabrics?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Like many non-staining products, Mederma for Kids will not stain cotton or polyester material or blends, but could stain delicate fabrics including silk, leather, suede and others.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma for KIDS ?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® for Kids s soon as your child’s wound has closed or their stitches have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Although anyone can use Mederma for Kids, Mederma for Kids was specifically formulated for use on anyone above age 2. It has a SCENT and a purple color that goes to clear when you rub it in. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma for KIDS?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma 4 Kids, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use the product as directed and apply pply Mederma for Kids 3 times a day, every day, for 8 weeks on new scars and 3 times a day, every day for 3 to 6 months on old scars.you can use Mederma for Kids on children ages 2-12 years old. Massage gently until the product is absorbed. If peeling or flaking occurs, you may be using too much product; try using less of the product to achieve the best possible result.

Mederma PM Cream

Does Mederma PM Cream cure Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma PM Cream can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma® PM Cream may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® PM Cream as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma® PM Cream once a day. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream as directed; the product should be applied once a day, at night, each night, for 8 weeks on new scars and once each nighl, every night, for 3 to 6 months on old scars.

Does Mederma PM Cream cure Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma PM Cream can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma® PM Cream may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® PM Cream as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma® PM Cream once a day. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream as directed; the product should be applied once a day, at night, each night, for 8 weeks on new scars and once each nighl, every night, for 3 to 6 months on old scars.

Does Mederma PM Cream cure Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma PM Cream can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma® PM Cream may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® PM Cream as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma® PM Cream once a day. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream as directed; the product should be applied once a day, at night, each night, for 8 weeks on new scars and once each nighl, every night, for 3 to 6 months on old scars.

Does Mederma PM Cream cure Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma.Mederma PM Cream can be used on atrophic scars such as acne and chicken pox scars. Mederma® PM Cream may help to smooth and soften the edges of the pox mark but it will not cause the indented area to fill in. By smoothing the edges, the mark may become less noticeable.

What is the difference between Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, SPF 30 products?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some people prefer a cream to a gel. Both Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream and Mederma Advanced Scar Gel work to help improve the appearance of scars with a once daily (or nightly) application, however Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is formulated to complement the the skins natural nighttime regenerative activity with Tripeptol™, a skin nourishing complex with peptides, collagen, and antioxidants that promotes healthy looking skin while you sleep. Mederma Advanced Gel may be used at any time of day.

I just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. You can begin using Mederma® PM Cream as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with a scar can use Mederma® PM Cream once a day. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long should one use Mederma PM Cream?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . When using Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, do not apply to broken skin. For optimal results, use Mederma Intensive Overnight Scar Cream as directed; the product should be applied once a day, at night, each night, for 8 weeks on new scars and once each nighl, every night, for 3 to 6 months on old scars.

Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated with stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. You can begin using Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with stretch marks can use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated for stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long can one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . For optimal results, use Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy may be used while pregnant; contact your healthcare professional if you have any concerns with using this product during pregnancy.

How long should one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy to achieve Desired Result ?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy may be used as directe; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated with stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. You can begin using Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with stretch marks can use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated for stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long can one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . For optimal results, use Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy may be used while pregnant; contact your healthcare professional if you have any concerns with using this product during pregnancy.

How long should one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy to achieve Desired Result ?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy may be used as directe; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

I am skepticial that MSMT really works, doesn’t it?

Thank you for contacting us about Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy.Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy has been specially formulated for Stretch Marks. The formulation combines botanical ingredients and a skin hydrator in a nourishing cream formula that is clinically shown to improve the appearance of stretch marks. And, Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy is clinically shown to increase the moisture content of the skin, thereby helping to keep skin more elastic and less apt to tear and form stretch marks. Use as directed by applying 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated with stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. You can begin using Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with stretch marks can use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated for stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long can one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . For optimal results, use Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy may be used while pregnant; contact your healthcare professional if you have any concerns with using this product during pregnancy.

How long should one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy to achieve Desired Result ?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy may be used as directe; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

Can Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy be used on Atrophic Scars?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Some stretch marks are types of atrophic scars. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy is formulated for use on Stretch Marks; use the Stretch Mark Therapy as directed.

Just had surgery and still have stitches, when can I start using Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma®. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated with stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. You can begin using Mederma® Stretch Mark Therapy as soon as your wound has closed or your sutures have been removed. Mederma is not intended for use on open wounds. If a scab formed, wait until the scab falls off. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered.

Who should use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma. Anyone with stretch marks can use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy was formulated for stretch marks in mind, but can be applied to scars. All Mederma products should be used as directed. If you have experienced reactions to skin care products before, please read the ingredients listed on the package before using. If you are unsure if Mederma is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional for guidance.

How long can one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy?

Thank you for your interest in Mederma . For optimal results, use Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy may be used while pregnant; contact your healthcare professional if you have any concerns with using this product during pregnancy.

How long should one use Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy to achieve Desired Result ?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy may be used as directe; apply 2 times, once in the morning, once in the evening each day on your stretch marks. Noticeable results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, and optimal results in 8 weeks. You may continue to use Stretch Mark Therapy until you achieve your desired result.

Mederma Quick Dry Oil

MEDERMA – What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

MEDERMA – What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

MEDERMA – What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

MEDERMA – What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

What is the difference between Mederma Quick Dry Oil and the Scar Cream/Gel products?

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mederma. All products contain similar ingredients though to help improve the appearance, color and texture of scars. The primary difference between the Scar Cream and Gel is the format of the product. Some consumers have a preference for a cream, gel or oil. Mederma gives you the choice in product type to meet your needs.

Cold Sore

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

Can herpes be transmitted without symptoms?

Yes. There are no universal herpes symptoms; in fact, some people with herpes show no symptoms at all. There is also a variation among people who do show herpes symptoms. So, not everyone will have the same symptoms. The first classic symptom of a cold sore is a burning or tingling sensation around the lips or nose. Within a day or two there is an eruption, which can lead to visible fluid-filled blisters. These blisters break exposing an open sore. If left uncovered, the cold sore will dry out over a period of days. A scab will form and then fall off once it’s healed.

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What is Herpes and what is a cold sore?

Herpes is a virus. And like most other viruses, herpes can be spread between human beings. What makes herpes different from some other viruses is this reality: a herpes infection is forever. With other common viruses, like those that cause colds or the flu, the virus is eventually destroyed entirely by the body’s immune system. Not so with herpes. The herpes virus sits at a place in the body called Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain where it is unreachable by the body’s defences. Every so often the herpes virus replicates itself and moves along a particular path to the body’s surface. This is known as an outbreak or a cold sore. When the herpes virus manifests itself in this way, it is usually killed by the host’s immune system. But the herpes virus always maintains enough of itself in its bodily hiding place so that it is able to live on — at least as long as its host.

How many herpes viruses are there?
The word “”herpes”” is taken from the Greek word “”herpein”” which means, “”to creep.”” The herpes simplex viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that only infect humans. There are many types of herpes simplex viruses but two more predominant ones:

-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
-Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus is usually contracted during childhood. Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experiences outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

– Stress
– Low immune system
– Fatigue
– Fever
– Cold or flu
– Extreme weather (cold/heat)
– Exposure to sun
– Menstruation
– Hormones

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The MEDERMA® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to an acyclovir 5% cream *. * Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing Compeed® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

What are the differences between Herpes and cold sores?

While there are different variations of the herpes virus, the most common are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2), with HSV-1 being considerably more prevalent than HSV 2. The most common effect of HSV-1 is the cold sore.

What is the difference between labial herpes and genital herpes?

A person can be infected with one or both herpes viruses. Typically, HSV-1 infections predominantly occur on or near the lips of the mouth and HSV-2 infections occur in the genital area.

Can I use MEDERMA® in conjunction with other topical products (such as Carmex, Blistex, etc) or sunscreen?

We do not recommend using creams or ointments under the patch as they could compromise the adhesion.

Can I combine the patch with other Herpes treatments

There is a lack of clinical data with the combination of patch with other local treatment, we advice to use the patch without other local treatment or to ask advice to health care professionals.

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