Mederma Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is MEDERMA®?
MEDERMA® is a non-prescription, pleasant smelling, topical gel formulated to help scars appear softer, smoother and less noticeable.
What is in MEDERMA®?
The Key ingredient in MEDERMA® is CEPALIN®, a proprietary botanical extract derived from onions, specifically formulated to help with the appearance of scars.
Will MEDERMA® Skin Care for Scars™ make scars disappear?
Nothing can make scars disappear. MEDERMA® Skin Care for Scars™ can help scars that are the result of surgery, accidents/injuries, burns, acne, stretch marks and existing scars (new or old) appear softer and smoother.
What type of scars does MEDERMA® work best on?
MEDERMA® can benefit anyone with a new or existing scar. Many patients have benefited from MEDERMA® when they have used it on scars from surgery, injury, accidents, acne, burns and (if used early enough) even stretch marks.
How often should I use MEDERMA®?
You should massage MEDERMA® into your scars two to four times per day for two months for new scars and three to four times a day for three to six months for existing scars. Because it is greaseless, easy to use and dries quickly, MEDERMA® can be conveniently applied throughout the day at work or home.
What should I do if itching or swelling develops after using MEDERMA® Skin Care for Scars™?
Minor itching is possible in the first week or two of application. If you experience severe itching or any swelling, discontinue use immediately and contact your doctor.
Can MEDERMA®Skin Care for Scars™ be used on the face?
Yes. But it is not recommended for use near the eyes.
Can Children use MEDERMA®?
MEDERMA® is safe for use by anyone, even very young children. In fact, when used after a wound has closed, MEDERMA® can play an important role in minimizing a scar that might otherwise traumatize a child throughout his or her life.
How does the cost compare to other treatment options?
As a gel, MEDERMA® is more cost-effective, convenient and aesthetically pleasing than other scar treatments. It is far less expensive and invasive than procedures such as scar revision surgery and collagen injections (See Treatment Options).