How Does Mederma Work?
Mederma is a gel that is made to reduce the appearance of scars. The product is rich in an ingredient called allantoin, which is a nitrogen-rich molecule that softens the skin's keratin. Keratin is a fibrous protein that makes skin tough and waterproof. When you apply Mederma to a scar, it encourages the scarred skin cells to slough off to reveal smoother new growth as it helps your skin heal.
How To Apply Mederma
Follow the directions as indicated on the product packaging when applying Mederma. Each product has slightly different directions, but it should never be applied to broken skin or an open wound. Make sure that you apply Mederma to clean, dry skin and allow the product to fully absorb into the skin for best results. Apply it daily or as otherwise directed until your scar has faded or disappeared.
When To Use Mederma
Apply Mederma as soon as your wound is closed and continue applying every day for at least eight weeks on new scars. The product can be applied to existing scars daily for three to six months. Make sure that any scabs are off and that all stitches are removed before applying Mederma. If you have older scars, you can apply it immediately. Never use this product on open, broken skin.
Which Mederma Is Best For Scars?
Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is the best product for scars. The brand also has a product for kids called Mederma for Kids and also offers an intense overnight cream to help your scars heal while you sleep.
What Is In Mederma?
Mederma contains allantoin, collagen, allium cepa bulb extract, and panthenol. Each of these ingredients contains different properties that are designed to help heal the skin while protecting it from further damage. Some Mederma products also contain sunscreen for use during the daytime to provide you with additional sun protection as your scar heals.