4.Scar Creams Product Review - Mederma Advanced Scar Gel

Last reviewed: January 01, 2019

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Mederma Advanced Scar Gel

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel

Mederma's Advanced Scar Gel is a scar cream that visibly reduces the presence of scars and in the review below we'll explore how you can achieve the best results with this product and why it's so effective.

Product and Treatment Explanation

Scars tell stories but they don't need to overshadow yours. Mederma's Advanced Scar Gel is a potent scar cream that can make all kinds of scars less noticeable. Whether you suffer from acne scars, stretch marks, surgery scars, burns, cuts, or other injuries, this gel can help reduce their prominence so you can get back into life without feeling self-conscious about your skin.

This scar cream comes in a small tube that's perfectly portable and application is just as convenient. You need only apply it once a day, that's it. This product will work best on clean, dry scars so it can be most effective after a shower and then you're good to go!

A little product goes a long way when using Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, so simply apply a thin layer onto the scar and carefully massage this into the skin until it is no longer shiny, wet, or sticky. Customers have praised this product for its neutral scent and the fact it doesn't damage or stain clothing, making it perfect no matter where you go or what you wear.

This cream is only for closed scars so do not use it on deep wounds, animal bites, or significant burns.

If you suspect a new wound may leave a scar, it is advised that you wait until the wound is completely healed before you start applying this cream. This means you should also wait until any stitches are removed and the scab has completely fallen off. You may, however, take care to keep a healing wound clean and covered as this will help reduce the presence of any resulting scars.

When applied properly to new scars, most customers saw results within two months with some seeing an improvement in the color, texture, and overall look of their scars in as little as 2 weeks. For older scars, many saw visible results within 3 to 6 months.

It's important to remember the key to this product's effectiveness is a consistent and thorough application. Please continue to apply the product even when you start to see an improvement in your scars' visibility in order for it to be fully effective. Otherwise, you may not achieve full results.

If you have trouble remembering to apply it daily, Mederma's reminder program will remind you not only to apply the cream but it will provide new tips and facts about skin and scars as well.

One of the components that make Mederma Advanced Scar Gel so effective is its active ingredient allantoin. Allantoin is a non-toxic, safe compound that can be found throughout nature in plants like sugar beets, chamomile, and even wheat sprouts. This compound has proven to be very effective for skin care and in particular, scar creams for its ability to aid in wound healing, smooth skin, and promote cell proliferation and longevity.

The second key ingredient in Mederma's Advanced Scar Gel is Cepalin. Cepalin is the botanical extract from the Allium cepa bulb which prevents and reduces inflammation and swelling. Cepalin also prevents the overproduction of scar tissue which can leave raised scars where you were injured. Essentially, Cepalin improves the overall structure and look of the scar.

Pricing and Value of Product
At around $20 per tube, some might consider this a high price point but truly, this is a highly effective, doctor-recommended scar cream and is more

affordable than similar creams that require multiple daily applications.

Another thing to consider with this scar cream is that, as mentioned above, you don't need to use a lot of product during application. The Advanced Scar Gel by Mederma is formulated with high-quality ingredients to provide a potent product that will produce clinically visible results with proper application. There's no fluff and no filler – just real results.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Effective for new scars (especially stretch marks)

Cons:

  • No silicone sheets or exfoliators
  • Can’t help older scars
  • May make people with sensitive skin feel itchy
Science Behind the Product

First, it's important to understand scars. Scars are collagen fiber regrowth, this is produced naturally when the skin is injured. Shallow injuries can cause changes in the color of the skin which are usually red or white while deeper injuries can lead to depressed scars that are shiny once healed. Scars fade over time but scar creams can significantly diminish a scar's presence and help it heal faster.

The science behind Mederma Advanced Scar Gel lies in its hyaluronic acid. While many people believe acids are harsh and abrasive, hyaluronic acid is actually a powerful humectant, a moisture-binding ingredient. This means the hyaluronic acid in this cream actually draws moisture into the skin to keep it plump and hydrated so it can fill out the scar and promote a faster healing cycle.

For those who feel self-conscious about their scars and want a product with an easy application that will diminish the prominence of their scars, new and old, this moisturizing cream is a valuable option. It's important to feel comfortable and confident in the skin you're in and Mederma's Advanced Scar Gel can help.