• The Mederma® family of products, including Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy, Mederma® Gel, and Mederma® Cream, has a long tradition of efficacy. The #1 doctor- and pharmacist-recommended brand for scars, Mederma® helps reduce the appearance of scars resulting from surgery, injury, burns, and acne, making them softer, smoother, and less noticeable. Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy is specifically formulated to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

    Background
    Mederma was created by Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a wholly owned, U.S. subsidiary of the Merz Group of Companies. It was established in 1995 and develops and commercializes prescription products for Neurology, Dermatology and Podiatry.

    Science
    The active ingredient in Mederma is an onion extract that is found to have anti-bacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Since scar tissue forms a protective barrier over the skin, the onion extract in Mederma means that the skin has less hard tissue to produce while the wound is fully healing. In addition to onion extract, Aloe is added to Mederma in order to soften the scar, making the wound less pronounced on the skin.

    Solutions
    Mederma Scar Cream SPF 30 not only reduces the appearance of scars, but it also protects them from sun damage.