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Mederma?

DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
Does anybody have experience with this? Please, i have horrible face scars and have for my whole teenage life...I'm now 19 and just want them to go away. Breakouts i can deal with but I'm sick of wearing foundation to even out my skin tone...its so unnatural and i feel smothered by it but with my work, it's best I wear it. I just wanna know if anybody has used it with success..

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  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    What are the scars from? Acne? I used to have some acne scarring, but I never used any sort of cream. I found that with exfoliation and moisturizing with this Natural facial mositurizer from Neutrogena and using suncreen before makeup, I've got rid of 95% of the blemishes on my face withing 3 months. I've done this religiously and that's how I got results. Also, not thinking about it helps. Remember, a watched pot never boils.

    Not the answer you were looking for but just note to be religious with your regimen and patience is a virtue.

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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,209Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    have you spoken to a dermatologist? i don't know how bad your scars are, if they are really bad i've heard of people having dermabrasion to smooth out their skin with great results.
    i've used maderma on small scars and it does work, but does take some time.
    i think a dermatologist would be the best place to start as he/she can readily assess the scars and know the best remedies.

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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Mederma hasn't really worked for me.
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Yes, acne. I have a tight regimen and it has helped a lot, but i have older ones that my regimen isn't going to help. I did consult a dermatologist and i was told mederma would help smooth them out and fade them as long as i used it daily. I just don't wanna be wasting my money/time. I was told it would take up to 6 months and I'm fine with that as long as it works Ofcourse. I also use bio oil in my regimen and I'm hoping that helps as well but i use that as my moisturizer, should i use something with spf in it? None of my products have spf. I heard the sun can darken post acne marks.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    It pretty much looks like that on both sides of my face, this was right after applying mederma for the first time.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Horrible pics but as you can see, makeup doesn't even cover them. And i have some that are pitted in my skin that nothing helps..

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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Maybe it will work for you ---- I was not a regular user for six months straight.
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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,209Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    in my experience mederma does work. it does take time and you do need to apply it daily. i think even 2x/day.
    i would then use spf /mositurizer, whatever you use after the mederma has dried.

    also, i think scars take a little over a year to fade as much as they will on their own.

    what you can do (got this idea from my daughter) is to take photos periodically of your scars. this way you can see the improvement, hard to see it day by day.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    I will definitely do that. I've always taken pictures, unfortunately they just seem to be multiplying and i can never tell if old ones fade or not or how quickly or anything because i kept getting new ones. My breakouts are finally pretty much under control though so I'm hoping to see results.

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  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    They're not that bad!

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    They are to me. :/ I HATE wearing foundation, and no matter what I do, you still see them. I just want them faded. And really the red spots don't bother me half as much as the pitted scars that go into my skin...but there's nothing i can do to change those.

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  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    Foundation cloggs your pores and slows the rejuvenation process down..which brand are you using? Is it possible to wear a BB cream or tinted moisturizer instead?

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Foundation cloggs your pores and slows the rejuvenation process down..which brand are you using? Is it possible to wear a BB cream or tinted moisturizer instead?

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    I put hard candy glamoflage concealer on, then I use loreal true match foundation, just a small dab to even everything out. I've tried them. They either break me out or don't blend nicely/even anything out. I get sent these products all the time where I work, but so far none have worked out.

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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Here's some info /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulaschoice.com%2Fexpert-advice%2Facne%2F_%2Fred-marks-and-acne-scars%23marks" class="Popup


    Exfoliation, sunscreen and a vitamin a product should help in time. Did your deem mention retin-a?
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Merderma improves your scars, but see a major difference. You're going to have to do/use more than just merderma. You'll need to exfoliate and apply sunscreen.

    There is this scrub that I used on my face and it has faded most of my acne scars and improved the texture of my skin.The scrub is a baking soda scrub.
    All you do is get a spoonful of pure baking soda into your hand and mix it with water/ lemon. You rub the mixture gently onto your face and let it sit on your face until you can't smile (it will tingle a bit and that's normal). Wash it off with cool water and apply a moisturizer right a way because it tends to leave your skin dry. Do this scrub at night because it tends to leave your skin red.

    Also the thing about scars is that they need to be protected from the sun since it can darken them even more. When you do your makeup mix any moisturizer you have with your foundation.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Yeah they did, i have a neutrogena night cream that has retina in it but idk if it'll be too much to use it and mederma. Should i apply the cream, let it dry, then use mederma? And i got a neutrogena daily moisturizer and it has spf 15 in it, and my foundation has spf 17, will that be okay? I also exfoliate 2/3 times a week with my st ives or neutrogena microdermabrasion tool thing, but ill try the baking soda. Do you have to add lemon? I don't have any.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Sorry, it has retinol. Not retina.

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  • DNiseDNise Posts: 13Registered Users
    I swear by my pmd, neutrogena toner, the neutrogena wave, and my trusty old Nadinola cream (miracle worker). I dont use that cream to moisturize though.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    It's only been 4 days that ive been applying it, but i swear my spots look lighter to me. I'm gonna stop stressing it and just let them do their thing. I do apply it 3 times a day even though it says to do it once so maybe that's it? Idk. But i appreciate all of your ladies advice, and i am going to start applying a moisturizer in the morning with spf in it before i apply the mederma and my makeup so they stay protected and im going to go on the hunt for a good bb cream. Also, I'm gonna start using my night retinol cream before i apply mederma at night too. And exfoliate more. Thanks! :) if i should apply the moisturizer after the mederma, let me know. I Googled what would be best and half did it before and half did it after so idk! Lol

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You do have some scarring, but I think most of it is PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). That's the dark spots. They will fade on their own, in about 6-12 months. Mederma might hurry it up a bit, but I've never had much success with it, and I don't think I would ever use it on my face. Seems like a product that would break me out...which would defeat the purpose, because the biggest thing about PIH, is stopping the breakouts, so your healing can finally catch up. Rather than Mederma, I like Vitamin C serum for fading PIH.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    You do have some scarring, but I think most of it is PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). That's the dark spots. They will fade on their own, in about 6-12 months. Mederma might hurry it up a bit, but I've never had much success with it, and I don't think I would ever use it on my face. Seems like a product that would break me out...which would defeat the purpose, because the biggest thing about PIH, is stopping the breakouts, so your healing can finally catch up. Rather than Mederma, I like Vitamin C serum for fading PIH.


    Thats exactly what my mom said. I have the Lumene (i believe it's spelled like that) vitamin c serum i got sent to me from the company but never used it. I may try that because i hear such good things.
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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,209Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i'm thinking i would apply the mederma first, then moisturizer, spf.... the mederma might cancel out the spf anyway. it is important to put sunblock on scar tissue as that is new skin and will burn.

    mederma does work. i and my kids have used it for various scars. my daughter used it on her cesarean section scar.
    glad it's working for you!

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  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    rbb wrote: »
    i'm thinking i would apply the mederma first, then moisturizer, spf.... the mederma might cancel out the spf anyway. it is important to put sunblock on scar tissue as that is new skin and will burn.

    mederma does work. i and my kids have used it for various scars. my daughter used it on her cesarean section scar.
    glad it's working for you!

    There's a mederma you can buy at target that has SPF 30 in it.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Yeah i seen it, i just can't afford to buy another tube right now. I believe i will do it the way you suggested applying it, thank you! It really is working. A lot were newer and i didn't even realize, so that's why it's fading more quickly. I'm really happy. :)

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  • ChristyCherylChristyCheryl Posts: 46Registered Users
    Ambi cream is meant for fading scars. I've never used it but I've been eyeing it lol

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  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ambi cream is meant for fading scars. I've never used it but I've been eyeing it lol

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    Ambi doesn't fade away scars and it makes your skin extremely oily. I tried it and it didn't do much for my skin besides give it a layer of unneeded oil.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Ambi cream is meant for fading scars. I've never used it but I've been eyeing it lol

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    It unfortunately broke me out. :( i eyed it for awhile too lol.

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