Mederma®, the number #1 brand for scars in the USA is a renowned expert in the area of scar management. With the Intense Mederma® Patch, Mederma® offers an innovative product specifically designed to help with all types of old and new scars.
How do scars occur?
Every injury to the skin creates a wound (e.g. as a result of a surgical incision or injuries like cuts, stabs, bites or burns). Superficial injuries of the skin’s outer layer, the epidermis, heal without forming a scar. However, when the deeper skin layer, the dermis, is injured, a scar will form. Connective tissue develops to close the incision, forming the scar. Ideally, the resulting scar is smooth and flat and blends in with the surrounding skin. But in many cases, scar formation can be excessive as too much connective tissue is built. This “over-production” of connective tissue can be stimulated by different factors, including an imbalanced moisture atmosphere in the affected skin area that leads to an increased water loss of the scar tissue, transepidermal water loss.
Why is it important to start the treatment as soon as the wound healing is completed or stitches are removed?
After 2 to 3 weeks following the incision, the surface of the wound closes through newly formed tissue, while the healing process in the deeper layers of the skin will skill take months (Remodelling Phase). Early treatment of the fresh scar during this phase can positively influence the healing process and help prevent the formation of excessive scar tissue, such as hypertrophic scars or keloids.
- 21 patches (12 cm x 3 cm) per box
- The hypoallergenic patch is soft, thin and flexible and suitable for all parts of the body.
- The patch is self-adhesive and easily removable.
- For best results treatment should be started as soon as the wound healing is completed or stitches are removed.
- Use for 3 months on new scars and 6 months on old scars for best results.
- Do not use on open wounds or mucosa
- Each patch should be applied for a minimum of 6 hours overnight when the skin’s natural healing process is particularly active for optimal results.
- Thoroughly wash and dry the scar area. Make sure the wound is completely closed and the skin is intact.
- Open the package and remove the Mederma® Patch.
- Peel off the transparent backing of the adhesive side of the patch.
- Avoid touching the adhesive surface before application.
- Apply the patch so that the scar is completely covered.
- For a smaller scar, the patch may be cut to size using clean scissors. Cut before peeling off the transparent backing.
- For larger scars, apply patches side by side
- Keep the patch in place for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 hours; overnight might be the best choice for optimal results; when the regeneration process of the skin is particularly active.
- Remove the patch in the morning and discard; patch is not reusable
- For best results, apply a new patch daily for a minimum of 3 months
- Do not use on open wounds, or wounds with surgical sutures.
- Do not use on or near mucosal tissue
- Do not use on inflamed skin
- Do not use if you are sensitive to Acrylate, Cepalin or Allantoin.
- If persistent discomfort or irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist or any other physician.
- Keep out of the reach of children
- Do not use the patch after the expiry date
- If the patch is cut to size, the unused part must be used within 14 days.
- Do not use in children below the age of 3 years.
- What is the Intense Mederma® Patch and its intended use?
- The Mederma Patch is an innovative product with a dual mode of action offering an effective treatment for fresh scars after wound closure. The application of the patches for at least 3 months prevents the formation of raised and discoloured scars. The patch also occludes the sensitive scar area and through hydration helps to alleviate the itching, burning and feeling of tension which often accompanies the scarring process. The hypoallergenic patch is soft, thin and flexible and suitable for all parts of the body.
- How does the Intense Mederma® Patch Work?
The two-layer composition of the Mederma® Patch offers a dual mode of action that helps occlude and hydrate during the scarring process. This helps in preventing the formation of excessive scars, while improving the smoothness, and softness of the newly formed tissue.
- Occlusion effect: The soft Micro-Air-Cushion Seal is specially designed to reduce the transepidermal water loss of the scar tissue to ensure that a balanced, moisture retaining atmosphere inside the affected skin is maintained. In addition, the soft foam material protects the sensitive scar tissue.
- Release of hydrating and moisturizing ingredients: In the Active-Release-Matrix in the adhesive layer, the well-known Mederma® substances Cepalin and Allantoin are embedded. As soon as the patch is applied to the skin, these substances are gradually released over several hours.
- What is Cepalin® ?
- Cepalin® is the proprietary botanical extract in all Mederma® products. It’s part of the Mederma® formula that works to improve the overall appearance, texture, and color of scars
- How long do I need to use the Mederma® Patch?
Keep the patch in place for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 hours; overnight might be the best choice for optimal results; when the regeneration process of the skin is particularly active. Remove the patch in the morning and discard; patch is not reusable.
Use for 3 months on new scars and 6 months on old scars for best results.
- My Mederma Patch carton says “do not use on open wounds or mucosa.” When is a wound considered closed?
- A wound is completely closed when the scab falls off or the stitches are removed. You can begin to use Mederma® as soon as there is no visible scab where the wound occurred or your stitches have been removed. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered
- Where can I find the Mederma patch?
- The Mederma Patch is available in the first aid aisle at most major retailers.
- Does the Mederma patch make scars disappear?
- No product can make scars disappear completely. But the Mederma® Patch can help them appear softer, smoother, and less noticeable.