Mederma® Gel is a transparent, topical gel that allows patients to treat even the most conspicuous scars with confidence.
The greaseless, pleasant-smelling gel is massaged directly into the scar, so there are no uncomfortable cosmetic pads or dressings. With consistent use, Mederma® Gel can help reduce the appearance of scars resulting from surgeries, injuries, burns and acne.
Mederma® Gel is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of scars.
In a recent, randomized controlled study1 evaluating 120 identical mid-dermal scars, Mederma® Gel significantly improved the softness, redness, texture and overall appearance of scars in as little as 4 weeks.
Investigator preference for the appearance of Mederma® treated scars at 4, 6 and 10 weeks time was statistically significant (p < 0.001) in softness, redness, texture and overall appearance.
77% of subjects noted moderate to significant improvement overall on scars treated with Mederma® Gel over untreated scars at week 10.
Subjects reported a statistically significant preference for the onion gel-treated (Mederma® Gel) site over the untreated site in terms of redness (P=0.009), texture (P=0.034) and overall appearance (P=0.008) at week 10.
98% of patients completed the study without any study related adverse events or adverse experiences.
Appearance and Texture
In another study, 76% of patients treated with Mederma® Gel reported a significantly less noticeable scar after 8 weeks of use.2 And 84% reported a significantly softer scar.2
Results from Problem Scars
Another study revealed that Mederma® Gel is effective on problem scars. In an open label study, seventy percent (70%) of patients with hypertrophic scarring experienced a substantial improvement in the appearance of their scars after 6 months.4
Mederma® Gel is an excellent adjunct to keloid shave.5 Mederma® Gel used in conjunction with a keloid shave provides good cosmesis, minimal discomfort, and decreased chance of keloid recurrence. The Mederma® Gel Ishave combination is a simpler, less expensive scar treatment than steroid injections.
When used as directed, Mederma® Gel is safe enough for any patient with a scar from children over 6 months to the elderly.
However, some people may be sensitive to its ingredients. If patients experience persistent itching, swelling or scar discoloration, they should stop using Mederma® Gel immediately.
Mederma® Advanced Gel
Upon application Mederma® Advanced gel will restore moisture to scars and should be evenly applied and gently rubbed into the scar once a day for 8 weeks on new scars, and once a day for 3-6 months on old scars. Apply Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed.
Mederma® Original Gel
Mederma® Original Gel should be evenly applied and gently massaged into the scar 3-4 times a day for 8 weeks on new scars and 3-4 times a day for 3-6 months on existing scars.
When recommending Mederma® Gel to your patients, it is important to remind them that compliance is crucial for optimal results.
Mederma® Gel is formulated with our proprietary botanical extract, Cepalin®, and is a greaseless, pleasant-smelling therapy clinically proven to reduce the appearance of scars.
Mederma® Advanced Gel
Aqua, PEG-200, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Lecithin, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Parfum.
Mederma® Original Scar Gel
WATER (PURIFIED), PEG-4, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ALLIUM CEPA (ONION) BULB EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, ALLANTOIN, METHYLPARABEN, SORBIC ACID, FRAGRANCE.
- Draelos Z., The ability of onion extract gel to improve the cosmetic appearance of postsurgical scars, Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2008.
- Clark LF et al. A prospective double-blinded study of Mederma® Skin Care vs. placebo for post-traumatic scar reduction. Cosmetic Dermatology, March 1999.
- Baumann LS, Spencer J. The effects of topical vitamin E on the cosmetic appearance of scars. Dermatological Surgery, April 1999.
- Leyden JJ, Grove GL. Data on file, Merz Pharmaceuticals, June 1997.
- Goldman E. Onion extract a good adjunct to keloid shave [Review of study by Dr. LE Millikan]. Skin & Allergy News, March 1999.