Jump to content

Photo

does mederma work?

mederma

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
9 replies to this topic

#1 ashes

ashes

    Junior Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 85
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 03-July 03

Posted 16 September 2003 - 11:12 AM

Hi! Most of the pimples I get turn to scars which really sucks. My right cheek is almost covered with scar, but they are just surface type scars, not deep ones. I would describe them as red spots. Does Mederma work for these types of scars? I really want them gone.

And, has anyone ever heard of Exposed? Its supposedly better than Proactiv and it costs about 40.00 MORE than Proactiv.

Hope you all can help!! I hate these scars!
God gave us two ears and one mouth so we could listen twice as much as we talk.

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

#2 Maya

Maya

    Senior Member

  • New Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 4,151
    Likes: 4
About Me
  • Joined: 21-October 02

Posted 16 September 2003 - 11:27 AM

As far as I am aware, not many people have had success with Merderma.

For your type of surface scarring look at threads to do with:

Peels - lactic and glycolic
Vinegar and lemon
Tape method of peeling
Mandelic acid
The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.

EDIT: Maya is a former moderator but unfortunately no longer posts here.

#3 OursFan

OursFan

    ~ Tamara

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 3,054
    Likes: 2
About Me
  • Joined: 01-November 02

Posted 16 September 2003 - 08:50 PM

Yes, great advice from Maya. smile.gif
~ Tamara

You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind.
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


Visit My Claravis Journal

#4 fromchicago

fromchicago

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 796
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 25-July 03

Posted 17 September 2003 - 12:03 AM

what are you guys talking about. I had severe ice pick scarring and maderma alone cured me 100%. biggrin.gif

#5 will205

will205

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 579
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 12-January 03

Posted 17 September 2003 - 08:54 AM

QUOTE
what are you guys talking about. I had severe ice pick scarring and maderma alone cured me 100%.


Hey Chicago i think your under-estimating mederma.

My body was literally cut in two pieces from a horror car accident which left me with a 200 stitch jagged scar. After using mederma for 3 years my scar is barely noticeable. biggrin.gif/

#6 Lisa

Lisa

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 214
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 29-October 02

Posted 17 September 2003 - 02:53 PM

It didnt do anything for me. I add it to my reject box

#7 Sierra352

Sierra352

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 157
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 25-September 02

Posted 18 September 2003 - 12:33 AM

I have used it for a month, it has changed my scars, so I use it on my cheeks and after 6 months to one year, based on the results I have now after 1 month, I would say It will improve the look of my scars a bit.

I saw a little change so I ordered more and plan to see what happens a long time from now.

I think the key is to stick to it every day 3-4 times, for a long long time.

#8 Serenity

Serenity

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 13
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 20-February 04

Posted 24 February 2004 - 02:36 AM

I tried Mederma most it did for me was break me out sad.gif But everyone is different so what doesn't work for one,might work for another.Some advice try it on a little area for a week and see what happens.Then you'll know if it breaks you out or not.

#9 rustymetal

rustymetal

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 270
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 31-July 03

Posted 24 February 2004 - 03:39 PM

I ran into a thornbush and got a minor scratch. I put mederma and it was gone in a day. I'm guessing it works on wounds more so than acne scars, and also fresh scars.

#10 oort

oort

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 22
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 24 February 2004 - 06:11 PM

It faded my hyperpigmentation quite a bit and made it go completely away in some areas. This was after using it for about two weeks. I think the key is to use it at least twice a day and spend several minutes massaging it in. It also improved the texture of the non-red areas, but I may have got the same effect from a heavy-duty moisturizer. Mederma is expensive though. I’m temporarily quitting it so I can do a more fair comparison with the 40% lactic acid that’s about to arrive.