This review is going to take a closer look at Mederma Advanced Scar Gel to learn more about how this treatment works and to see if it’s worth trying out. This product is a scar treatment gel that is made up from Allantoin and is designed to reduce the appearance of old and new scars. The manufacturer claims that Mederma has been clinically shown to improve the color, texture and overall appearance of scars.
The only active ingredient in Mederma is Allantoin 0.5%. Other inactive ingredients include water, PEG 200, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Lecithin, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance. Allantoin is a nitrogen-rich waste molecule that is excreted in mammalian urine. it works by softening keratin which is the fibrous protein that makes your skin tough and waterproof. This smooths the skin and encourages dead skin cells to slough off.
The manufacturer recommends evenly applying and gently rubbing the gel into the scar, once daily for eight weeks for newer scars. It should be used on older scars for 3-6 months. You can begin using Mederma as soon as new skin has formed which is typically two or more weeks after the injury or surgery. You should make sure that the scab has come off naturally and any stitches have been removed. You can apply Mederma immediately to older scars and you should not apply to broken skin,
You should apply one thin layer of Mederma into the scar until there is no shiny, wet or sticky feeling left. If your skin appears to be dry or is flaking you may be using too much. You should try gently cleansing the area with mild soap and water before a fresh application.
You can purchase this gel exclusively from third-party retailers. We found one tube online selling for $14.49. They do not offer any discounted bulk purchasing packages but that can vary according to the manufacturer you purchase from.
The manufacturer claims that if you’ve been using Mederma on new scars for at least eight weeks or on old scars for 3-6 months and are unsatisfied with your results, they will issue you a refund for the purchase price.
Mederma Advanced Scar Gel Review – Conclusion
Mederma Advanced Scar Gel appears to be a promising tool that can potentially help reduce the appearance of old and new scars. It contains one active ingredient and it is backed by a manufacturer’s guarantee which is always reassuring when choosing a product. However, while every person can react differently to a skin treatment we found that most of the consumer feedback is leaning towards the negative. Consumers reported that after diligently applying this gel to their scars for months, they did not see any improvements in the appearance of their scars. Many others claimed that it caused their skin to break out in a rash and caused the skin to become flaky. Taking these factors into consideration, choosing Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is risky. You are better off purchasing a skin treatment that has positive consumer reviews that can reassure that the skin treatment can work for you.