This Mederma Advanced Scar Gel Review is going to take a closer look at the facts and details to learn more about how this scar treatment works and to see if it can really improve the appearance of scars. The market is full of various scar treatments and it can be hard knowing which is effective and right for you. The manufacturer claims that Mederma has been clinically shown to improve the color, texture and overall appearance of scars.
The only active ingredient in Mederma is Allantoin 0.5%. Other inactive ingredients include water, PEG 200, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Lecithin, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance.
Allantoin is a nitrogen-rich waste molecule that is excreted in mammalian urine. It works by softening keratin which is the fibrous protein that makes your skin tough and waterproof. This smooths the skin and encourages dead skin cells to slide off.
The manufacturer recommends evenly applying and gently rubbing the gel into the scar, once daily for eight weeks for newer scars. It should be used on older scars for 3-6 months. You can begin using Mederma as soon as new skin has formed which is typically two or more weeks after the injury or surgery. Make sure that the scab has come off naturally and any stitches have been removed. You can apply Mederma immediately to older scars but you should not apply to broken skin
Apply one thin layer of Mederma into the scar until there is no shiny, wet or sticky feeling left. If your skin appears to be dry or is flaking you may be using too much. You should try gently cleansing the area with mild soap and water before a fresh application.
Possible Side Effects
We did not find any side effects associated with Mederma.
You can purchase Mederma exclusively from third-party retailers. We found one tube online for $14.49. They do not offer any discounted bulk purchasing packages but that can vary according to the manufacturer you purchase from.
The manufacturer’s return policy is that if you’ve been using Mederma on new scars for at least eight weeks or on old scars for 3-6 months and are unsatisfied with your results, they will issue you a refund for the purchase price.
Our Final Review of Mederma Scar Gel Review
Mederma Scar Gel appears to be decent. Its active ingredient has been shown to have the ability to repair skin and the price per bottle is relatively cheap compared to other scar treatments we have seen on the market. However, we have generally found that a cheap price will indicate a cheap product. This idea is supported by the consumer feedback we saw. Consumers reported that this product did absolutely nothing to improve the appearance of their scars. Others reported that it caused their skin to peel and develop a rash. With so many different scar treatments available on the market, you are better off choosing one that is effective and high quality.