Anyone tried Mederma?mederma
Posted 17 November 2002 - 12:43 PM
Has anyone tried Mederma for scars with positive results? Thanks!
Posted 18 November 2002 - 07:19 AM
Posted 18 November 2002 - 10:48 AM
Marketing Bloke 1: How are we going to sell this stuff? I mean, what does it do? We've done the clinical studies and it seems our product is only effective at making the mosquito bites you get during the summer, itch even more. I went to a two year community college and actually studied about 4 times a year, and even I'm stumped!
Marketing Bloke 2: Wow, you mean you got past the 10th grade? You are my king!!
Marketing Fool 3: Hey, you know, I read in my Cosmopolitan "The Gritty Issue" that people get these things called acne scars. They try laser surgery and sanding it down with sandpaper to try to get rid of them.
Marketing Bloke 2: Sandpaper! Let's market this stuff to companies that produce sandpaper, so it can feel better on your face.
Marketing Bloke 1: Better yet! Let's claim our product actually will get rid of acne scars! I mean, these people will be so desperate and so willing to buy something that's affordable....hell, let us mark up the price 500%. Imagine how much profit we'll be rolling in when it costs 5 cents a bottle to make this crap.
High-fives are passed around and everyone gets back to shooting paper wads into the trash can.
Keep in mind, Mederma also suggests that you apply it 4-5 times a day. Who has that kind of time or persistence? Creams will do nothing for you my friend, but I am doing mild peels, copper peptides, and Retin-A and though progress will be slow, there is progress.
Posted 21 November 2002 - 11:47 AM
I just picked up the mederma yesterday ( although probably wouldn't have if i read this first) any hew it comes in 2 sizes i got the large one. It is a clear gel that you are supposed to apply generously 3-4 times a day. I did what it said, washing my face in between each application....each time it left a slight tingling sensation. This morning i awoke to a slight redness. starting reapplying all over again in the same fashionit only takes a few minutes to escape to the restroom, wash face real quick, and real quick apply the stuff.
It may not work, but its the only over the counter stuff that has actually left a sensation on my face, so its doing something. Also, i may point out that this morning my face is much smoother feeling to the touch than yesterday.........I will keep you all posted :roll:
Posted 22 November 2002 - 09:46 AM
i will keep you informed!
Posted 22 November 2002 - 02:18 PM
Posted 22 November 2002 - 04:18 PM
who knows...it is supposed to be a 6-8 month process.
Posted 09 December 2002 - 06:01 PM
Posted 09 December 2002 - 10:40 PM
Posted 13 December 2002 - 02:36 AM
ingredient: [b]Purified water, PEG-4, allium cepa extract( onion extract ), allantoin, fragrance, methyparaben,xantan gum and sorbic acid.
I have acne scars and have heard from my friends about the 'SNAIL'extract cream - ElicinaÂ® , ActivaÂ® Scar healing gel and MedermaÂ® - the skin care for scars. I have tried ActivaÂ® Scar healing gel and it contains chitosan, DNA 16, allantoin and etc to heal your existing scars and it will take at least 3 months of evaluation to see significant results. In the other hand, one of my best friend - Denise has tried the ElicinaÂ® cream for treating her acne and as well to heal the post acne scars. She claimed that the cream is good for scars healing but couldn't work properly in order to hep in preventing further acne. This ElicinaÂ® cream consists of allantoin, glycolic acid, the snail extract, collagen, peptides and etc.
MedermaÂ® is the brand name of a topical gel that I have used to see my local newspaper for the purpose of scars healing. It claimed that the product will help to heal acne scars within a period of 3 months and so on. I was eagerly to try because I would insist for a good lokking skin -( no acne, no scar ) so that I could attend my music award ceremony with a perfect clear and flawless skin. Denise bought that MedermaÂ® gel for me and we could only consume the 20g size tube instead of the 50g tube that has been sold in european country. I have try this gel for about 3 days and I really hopr it will work. I have done some research and paper work about the ingredients that have been used in the product in order to judge whether it really help in skin scars healing or not. I have gone into various cosmetic skin ingredient sites and asked for professional thoughts about the allium cepa extract as MedermaÂ® claimed that it is the main ingredeitn that would help for scar healing. However, I couldn't find any appropriate information about the onion extract but I can assrue that allantoin - a botanical properties would really help and has been proved that help in generating your skin owns new cell.
Anyone who has already tried this gel before...could you all please post-up your experiences because if this gel didn't work as what as it compromise, we are able to take this issue to court for their money pay back.Thank you...
Posted 30 December 2002 - 09:38 AM
My experience with it was that even on discolored marks it did nothing except irritate my skin very badly and cause me to break out!
Posted 30 December 2002 - 02:49 PM
What is hypertrophic scarring? If the Mederma inhibits production of collagen as you stated, does this mean your skin can be worse off from having used it and thirdly, where did you get your info from? Thanks. LAET
Posted 30 December 2002 - 03:11 PM
Posted 30 December 2002 - 06:01 PM
Yes - if there is too little collagen
Posted 30 December 2002 - 06:06 PM
After my wreck I did ALOT of research.
This is my second year of working on my scarring which is mostly imperceptable by now. Although, I'm kinda addicted to the boards.
I did go through a mederma phase last summer. If you do some research on onion extract you will find the info.
-----Can we get a peace sign emoticon?????
Posted 02 January 2003 - 09:10 AM