Mandy on Mederma…Does Mederma (http://www.mederma.com/) really help make scars less noticeable? Enough to make it worth purchasing?
The Right Brain‘s Reply:
According to Merderma’s website, many doctors recommend their product. But we’re not convinced. Especially considering the article we found from the Dermatology Times which references a dermatologist’s study that indicates “There is no convincing evidence that it works. Additionally, it is extracted from onions, and fragrance is added to it. When fragrance is added, there is at least the possibility that the patient could develop an allergic contact dermatitis.” Hmmm. we didn’t realize the stuff comes from onions!
Beauty Brains Bottom Line:
But we suppose the bottom line is, depending on which doctor you want to believe, Mederma may or may not be worth a try. At least it’s easy to use and not that expensive. Finally, if you’re interested in other types of scar treatments, the data we’ve seen indicates that silicone patches are effective. But even their effectiveness varies depending on the type and age of scar. What’s a gal to do??