Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel {Review & Giveaway - 5 winners!}

While every mother wants to look at her children and think that they are near-perfect, I find myself fretting over the knowledge that both of my girls have unnecessary flaws.

Unfortunately, Big Sister E had to have surgery at four months old to fix an issue that the doctors caught with her kidney (it all turned out great), resulting in a 2-inch scar on her lower back. As for Little Sister B, I love that she's a fearless daredevil, but not when it ends up with she and I at Urgent Care on a Saturday night because she split her chin on the bathroom sink. Her result? Also a scar, albeit much smaller, but in a more noticeable location.

I have no worries about either scar affecting my daughters' self-esteem or future endeavors, but, being their mom, of course I want to do all that I can to minimize the mark on each of them in an effort to erase it as much as possible.

Which is why I was more than interested to hear about the latest product from the #1 doctor- and pharmacist-recommended brand for scars, Mederma, and put their Mederma Advanced Scar Gel right to the test.

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel

There are multiple products on the market that claim to reduce the appearance of scars but most require multiple applications per day, making them difficult to remember or fit into your busy lifestyle. Instead, Mederma, the leader in scar management for more than a decade, recognized that scar therapy isn't always convenient – until now.

New Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is the first and only topical scar gel clinically shown to improve the appearance of scars with just one application daily. The innovative formula helps to improve the color and texture of old and new scars, while softening, smoothing and reducing their overall appearance.

Combining the fact that Mederma's products are known to work on a wide variety of scars (e.g. from cuts, surgery, acne or burns) with the idea that this Advanced Scar Gel can have results in just eight weeks with only one application daily led to us pulling out this small tube to get started immediately!

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel review

Taking a peek at the clear gel inside, I was happy to find that it had a very light, flowery scent and that it felt clean and non-sticky on my finger.

Mederma Scar Gel

But could it lessen the appearance of my girls' scars? We were ready to take the eight week challenge and see for ourselves.

So, day after day, we took a total of about one minute to rub a small application of Advanced Scar Gel on Little Sister B's chin and on Big Sister E's back, thoroughly coating each area and letting it dry. They were more than happy to help remind my husband and I in case we forgot and each of them seemed just as eager to see what two months would bring.

When it finally came time to compare the Before and After photos, we found that there was definitely a difference with Little Sister B and how much less noticeable the scar on her chin was:

Mederma Before photoMederma after photo

I'm absolutely thrilled seeing that her scar is much lighter and that although it hasn't been completely erased, it is much less prominent, defined and apparent. I'm extremely happy about the difference!

With Big Sister E, there wasn't as much of a huge change, which is what I had expected. After all, her scar is five years old and is from a complete cut into and through her skin. Mederma does recommend using their Advanced Scar Gel once daily for eight weeks for new scars and 3-6 months on existing scars, so hopefully after a longer period of time we will see more of an impact.

Mederma scar gel beforeMederma scar gel after

We are continuing to apply Mederma Advanced Scar Gel to both girls and look forward seeing even more results as time passes. Although I can't yet vouch for a major improvement on long-term scars, I wholeheartedly recommend this gel for new scars and will be sure to use it on any future marks that my family receives.

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is available now in two sizes: a 0.7 oz tube which retails for around $20 and a 1.76 oz tube which sells for around $32. Look for them in the first aid aisle of drug stores and mass merchandisers nationwide, as well as online retailers like Amazon.com and drugstore.com. Also be sure to print off a coupon from Mederma before you head to the store!

The perfect addition to this magical gel? Mederma's Advanced Confidence Survival Kit, which allows me to know that I'm prepared anywhere and everywhere to always be looking my best. With everything you need (e.g. safety pins, a sewing kit, a mirror and more) to solve beauty mishaps of all kinds, this is one kit to keep with you when you're out... not worrying about your scar, thanks to Mederma!

Advanced Confidence Survival Kit

If you or a member of your family has a scar and you'd like to reduce its appearance, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is the product for you. Anyone can fit a single application into their busy schedule and the results speak for themselves and will have you feeling good in no time.

Thanks to the generosity of Mederma, five people will soon be on their way to seeing why doctors, pharmacists and I fully recommend this gel as well, because...

Five lucky people will win (1) tube of Mederma Advanced Scar Gel... and one lucky person will also receive an Advanced Confidence Survival Kit along with it!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below - if you don't see the form, click here! If you have any problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)


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A big thank you to Mederma for providing an Advanced Confidence Survival Kit and two tubes of Mederma Advanced Scar Gel for me to review as well as prizes for five lucky giveaway winners. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

150 comments:

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

My youngest daughter (20 months old) has had 7 surgeries, and while they're healing up nicely, I'd love to have some of this on hand for her!

suburban prep said...

My mother recently had heart surgery.
My father recently had skin cancer surgery on his head. I have a scar from having a precancerous lesion removed.My 10 month old niece has had 4 heart surgeries.

Caroline said...

I would love to have this for my c-section scar.

coolwhip715 at hotmail dot com

Amy V said...

my daughter

Holly S. said...

I have so many from growing up as a Tomboy with 2 older brothers and my daughter has one on her bottom from tripping in the bathroom and landing rear-first on the edge of the scale. It cut her right open!
hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

wigget said...

i need it

Jessica said...

I have a TON of scars I could use this on. I got a leg infection after a hiking trip and it left a pretty nasty scar.

jek9880 at gmail dot com

Liza Vladyka said...

for me

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this to use for scars I have.
amber04 at live dot com

mummytotwoboys said...

I do! I have a habit of burning myself on the oven and as such have horrendous scars on my hands.

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Tanya M said...

I have some ugly ones. :) One is in the exact same spot on the chin your younger daughter has. Mine is 28 years old though. :)
Thank you for the giveaway.

Crissy Durst said...

I could use it, I have some ugly chicken pock scars and I have scars from being a daredevil growing up

Jennifer Van Dahm said...

I have had some surgeries and would use it for my scars.
Jennifer( at) jennifervandahm.com

ann said...

I can use it for my big old fashioned gall bladder scar
amhengst at verizon dot net

Tawny said...

I really need this for myself. I am scarred literally head to toe from being almost murdered. I need something to remove the scars caused by the weapon and the surgeries. Nothing has worked. I would love to try this.
birds2cats@embarqmail.com

SueZH said...

I have little scars all over my arms, burns, scratches,etc

Rusthawk said...

Me! I have a fresh burn I worry will scar.

greenhome said...

I REALLY need Mederma Advanced Scar Gel because I had a knee replaced last year and I have a terrible scar and nothing so far has helped.

Elizabeth said...

Me! I scar ridiculously easy and have a variety of scars all over my body!

Colleen Boudreau said...

Me!

Jenny said...

This stuff is great. The cat got me once on the face from my nose to my lip. It was really a deep one. I was concerned it would never heal. It kind of looked like I had cleft palate surgery.

Anyway, Mederma helped and you can't see it at all now.

I would love to win this for anyone in our house to use.

jenny said...

i think every one in my home could use this please enter me in thanks

Leah Baird said...

I need it

Lane Mahnke said...

I have some surgery scars I'd like to get rid of!

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I need it

Linda W. said...

Between acne scars and scars from scratches from yard work- i could use it. I never did heal very well.

virgomomwriter said...

I need it, as do several friends (one of whom has 2 broken wrists!)

Anonymous said...

I actually need it. I have a scar on my chin and my hand.


Love3570@aol.com

Tracey said...

My 6 year old grandson has a couple of scars on his otherwise flawless face that I'd like to try Maderma on.
traymona[at]aol.com

Rebecca said...

I need it!
rebatink at gmail dot com

clenna said...

My 13 year old grand son cut his finger and needed stitches. There will be a scar but with this gel, hopefully it will decrease the size.

clenna at aol dot com

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, for myself

Tishia said...

Enteringg to win.

Hoa said...

My oldest daughter needs this scar gel.

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

PaulineMilner said...

I burned my hand on some oil and it left a scar.

I would love to try this product to see if it will make the scar fade.

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

dod@rogers.com

enizete said...

Would be for myself. I have a little scar in my cheek

Romapr said...

I have a cut on my leg that I'd love to use this for. Thanks!

romapup at gmail dot com

Terri Menke said...

Would use it for my son who has had multiple surgeries

Kel said...

I would use this on my daughter who has an older scar on her forhead and on myself who just has several for different reasons --have used the regular formula in the past with good results so would be nice with the advanced to only have to use once daily

Boobies said...

ME! I've had a few surgeries and tend to scar pretty hardcore! So I'm always on the lookout for products like this!

Karen said...

I would love to try this on a scar I have on my arm!
Thanks so much,
Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

lauren ashley said...

I have some scars that I hate so I'd love a tube of this!

MichelleS said...

No one in my household needs it, but I could use it on my c-section scar lol.

Michele P. said...

I do! I have a 6 inch long scar on my right forearm after surgery about 10 years ago that I would love to have look better!

Ashley W. said...

Playing roller derby has resulted in a couple injuries and lead to scars that I would love to see go away!

Anonymous said...

I have quite a bit of acne scarring and hyper pigmentation covering both of my cheeks.

slehan said...

This 63-year-old body has its share of scars that I'd like to use this on.
Thanks for the contest.

Janna Johnson said...

I am getting ready to have surgery so I will need it!
Thanks so much! Janna Johnson Jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

Kendal said...

I need it. For my c-section scar.

giggling kids said...

I need it really bad. I had a Laboscropy to take my gallbladder out in September. I have three scars from that then last week I had appendix surgery and Ill have a big scar from that. I also have 3 scars on my arm from where I had spider bites cut open.

heatherstamper09@aol.com

Karen said...

I could use this for myself for a couple of scars that I have :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Melissa said...

i have one scar i could really use this for@

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I have scars on my hand from a dogbite - would love to try it myself
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Laurel said...

I would use it because I have quite a few scars.
alwaysneedhim4evr@yahoo.com

Lauren Uda said...

I need it!

Brutus Duffy said...

I had 2 major back surgeries and I have a huge zipper scar down my spine that I'd like to diminish. Thanks.

Melissa Shirley said...

My son for a scar on his forehead
melissalucky43@yahoo.com

latanya said...

I do

*Brittany C* said...

My daughter could use the Mederma Advanced Scar products, she plays hard:) Thanks for the giveaway!

D C said...

I could use it for myself, but my son could too!

WeeMason's Reader said...

I scar easily and a lot - basically every scratch turns into a scar. I'd love to use this on a scar on my face and others on my hands and arms!

lana said...

my three year old son

JoMoni10 said...

Me, for my stretch marks!

tnrina said...

I fell and broke my arm in two places this morning. I will be having surgery this week. I certainly will need it.
tnrinaatgmaildotcom

Brooke M Adametz said...

Oh goodness, we ALL need it! I have the world's most accident prone family!

Vera said...

for me

JSweeps said...

My daughter and I both need it!

Belinda Martin Revercomb said...

I need this for myself as I've recently had surgery and currently have a large scar.

Barbara R. said...

I could use it on a scar on my belly...it is still red. and this coudl help.

Aralynlove said...

Baby Hip Marks

caseyle2010 said...

me! i have tons of scars. my husband could also use it. he had leg surgery, on three different places
caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

my son has alot of scars, this could help alot!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

julie said...

Me! Baby stretch marks. :)

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love this for myself, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Nikki T said...

I need it to hopefully help with a surgery scar!!!

laena said...

i will be honest i need it for my self when i was ten years old i was brutallay attacked by my aunts dog it ripped half my face off and left a pretty nast scare i have tried all diffrent kinds of creams ointments and gels to make it fade and nothing so far has worked

kroch said...

My stepdad needs mederma.

Dancehottie1621 at aol dot com

Jessica T. said...

I would use this for a couple of scars I have on my arms.

c allen said...

i would love to try this with my daughter thanks crystal allen

Diane Zielinski said...

I do!

C.P. said...

I need the Mederma Advanced Scar Gel! Thanks to an emergency surgery a few years ago I now have a very ugly and noticeable scar I would like to see shrink!

Jodi Kershuk said...

The hubby and I both need it. I have a lot of stretch marks. Hubby has a burn scar that looks terrible.

Keely B said...

My mother and I from past surgeries

SuperNeena said...

I have 3 granddaughters that are as clumsy as I am. Poor girls. marine.mom42@hotmail.com Teresa Thompson

Kari said...

I could use it for myself for an appendectomy scar

Anonymous said...

I could use for myself
jlouisesmith at yahoo dot com

Ryan said...

My son.

Ryan said...

My son.

Gina said...

My husband does a lot of rock climbing, so he can really use this.

Brenda I said...

I need it!

Andrea said...

I have a scar on my nose from skin cancer surgery and I've thought about using Mederma on it, but it's kind of pricey so I'd love to win this for myself!

Anonymous said...

My little girl has a scar on her cheek we would love to try this on.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Lindsay said...

I do! I had my thyroid removed so I have a big scar on my neck.

KiddieKapers said...

my daughter has a fairly bad scar on her ankle where a screen door gouged it & my son has scars all over his face from when he got a lot of bug bites when he was 2years old & would try to pick off the bites :(

Kendra Warstler said...

I need it. I was badly burnt on my feet and would love this

Gianna said...

I do.

Becca Ann said...

I could use this on my scar that I got when my youngest baby at 2 weeks old kicked open my tubal incision.. it looks horrible

Tamar said...

Me! About 4.5 weeks before I gave birth (about 5 weeks ago), I was shirtless and removed a pan from the oven and burned my belly :o Yes, the burn is big. No, I don't like it.

bettycd said...

My husband and I both have a few scars that could use help. My son has 2 scars right on his chin
Are there people out there with truly perfect unblemished bodies? Even the superstars look so great courtesy of airbrushing

goingnuts2 said...

I need it the most. I've had 6 foot surgeries with 7 scares. Feet are ugly the way it it. lol

schueler1 said...

Both my husband and I need it, he was burned pretty bad by grease and has scars all over his arms amoung scars from other accidents and I have had a knee surgry I have a very long scar down my knee.
schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

Tim Stephens said...

I need it for a scar on my leg from a bike accident and a scar on my back from a surgery...

gohanxavier@yahoo.com

Emily Jones said...

I need it for myself! I've got super bad scarring on my leg from a childhood burn

Tammy Schaeffer said...

I need this badly! I've used Mederma before and loved it. I have stretch marks from pregnancy, a nasty scar on my leg from a surgery and a ugly scar on my hand.b

Banti said...

I have multiple facial scars due to skin cancer. I would love to try this.

Amber said...

Sadly I really need this scar gel!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I do for my c-section scar

brich2222 said...

I could use this myself. WOuld love to see if it would clear up an older scar I have

brich22 at earthlink dot net

Wendy Rozema said...

i do

Anonymous said...

my son could use it

lowville04@yahoo.com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

my daughter gets scars from soccer all the time.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

shirley H said...

my grandson has large scar from a surgery when he was a tiny baby and my grandaughter has a scar on her head from a fall..so they could use it


cpsnsamples@aol.com

Jessica said...

I need it!! I am a very accident prone person and have lots of scars!

jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

all the falls from my grandkids be nice to have it on hand
vmkids3 at msn dot com

squiresj said...

I would like to win this for my husband to use in his work with Royal Rangers. He teaches and reaches boys for Christ.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

faboosh said...

I def. need it for myself

lilyk said...

My friend needs Mederma Advanced Scar Gel.

ltlbitone said...

I have had several surgeries..This would be great for me to try..

ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

vanillacandi said...

My daughter.. she has a huge scar across her forarm. She is always embarrassed bye it.
vanilla_candi(at)msn(dot)com

Annemarie Z. said...

I need it for several scars.

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

MarielDumas said...

i LOVE this giveaway

Marty Harris said...

I had a slight accident in the kitchen awhile back. I probly the one that needs it

Renee owen said...

my daughter would use this she was bitten by a dog and now has scares on her hand:(

cindi said...

i do have bad strech marks due to swelling from preeclampsia even my calves wound up with streach marks from the swelling
gothicdaymares@aol.com

Ms Penny Pincher said...

I need it for an old surgery scar!

ReggieMann said...

My boyfriend - he recently had a total knee replacement and it left a wicked scar!

Anonymous said...

I could definitely use it! I've got several small scars I would love to try this on. Thanks!
pjgirl74 at aol dot com

Christie said...

my 4 yr old split her forehead open and had 6 stitches so I am kind of thinking she needs some help with the scarring.

07violet said...

me, I have plenty of scars to try it on

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

mstoolman173 said...

I need the Mederma for myself, my arms have surgery scares
mstoolman173@aol.com

Erin Cook said...

my husband and I need it for our major lifetime scars
cookster77@aol.com

Jennifer R said...

One of my sons needs Mederma Advanced Scar Gel.

becky said...

my sister just fell off her bike and got all scraped up... she could certainly use this.
beckyn44(@)gmail(.)com

mary gardner said...

my daughter needs it after having stitches recently

marygardner49 at aol dot com

liliesrnice said...

I could really use this for a scar above my lip!

savvygirl65 said...

My teenage daughter has hit a growing spurt and has stretch marks she would love to hide.
Sherri J
savvyblog@yahoo.com

mightynaynay said...

my hubby
mightynaynay(at)cs.com

barblong said...

I need Mederma Advanced Scar Gel because I had knee surgery last month.

longbarb1@aol.com

missrantsypants said...

I scar easily and its embaressing so I could really use this.


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
Melanie Montgomery

TDurant said...

Surgical scars are the worst!

TDurant said...

The hubby could certainly use this for his many injuries.

Miranda Ward said...

I need it I have a ton of scars from the past! The scars are lowering my self esteem!


freebiegoddess03@aol.com

Erica C. said...

One of my good friends who just had a baby could use this!
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Tammy said...

I could use this I have a old burn scar on my arm
tjfirth@yahoo.com

z said...

I would give this to my sister.

Kathleen Conner said...

I need this the most, for ascar on my neck
klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

daveshir2005 said...

My husband has a few scars on his hands.

daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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/\Heather/\ said...

I do. Seems I have surgery after surgery.
heatherpooh [hotmail]

Kat said...

I'd love to see if would work on my big nasty appendix scar I've had from a young age and also on the smaller scars from stupid things I did as a kid.

Erica G said...

My daugther needs this. she just had surgery on her face, so I think this would really help with the scar. It was just a small incicion, but we would like to minimize it as much as we can.

Thanks!
cinderwhims at gmail dot com