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Mederma Advanced Scar Gel 1.76 oz $9.36

DOGGIEVIEW 18,358 October 5, 2012 at 08:59 PM in Health & Beauty (2) More Amazon Deals
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Last Edited by DOGGIEVIEW October 5, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Sold by Evergreen Gifts and Fulfilled by Amazon. There are other sellers at reasonable prices, but not fulfilled by amazon.

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Mederma skin care topical gel for scars treatment. It helps with old and new scars resulting from surgery, injury, burns, acne and stretch marks. Medermas patented formula.

Ingredients
Water (purified), PEG-4, Onion (Allium Cepa) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid.

Directions
Mederma Skin Care for Scars should be applied and gently rubbed into the scar 3-4 times a day for 8 weeks on new scars, and 3-4 times a day for 3-6 months on existing scars.
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don't know about this, but has decent reviews
1.0mm Micro Needle Roller Skin Care Therapy Dermatology System $7.92
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Before you run out and spend $9.36 there is an identical product that can be found at 99 cents only stores called "Dr Sheffields [an entire knock off line] for $1. The ingredients are identical. My online research has shown that this stuff [real or knock off] may or may not help based on clinical studies.

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This stuff is pretty good for "regular" scarring. Especially if you start using it the second the wound heals.

It is supposed to be good for keloids but...I had no luck with it. Followed all the special instructions and so forth, just didn't see any real difference and with it being so expensive I just said fark it. I got more results with plain vitamin E capsules and those are WAY cheaper. I know they aren't going anywhere but it would be nice to have the more visible ones a little lighter at the very least.

Works really well with cat/kitten scratches. The little monsters like to play and I end up looking like I battled a weed eater and lost. Good stuff works quick.


Edit: For those that do want to use this on keloids this method [dailyglow.com] was the most effective for me using mederma.
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Quote from orphicdragon View Post :
This stuff is pretty good for "regular" scarring. Especially if you start using it the second the wound heals.

It is supposed to be good for keloids but...I had no luck with it. Followed all the special instructions and so forth, just didn't see any real difference and with it being so expensive I just said fark it. I got more results with plain vitamin E capsules and those are WAY cheaper. I know they aren't going anywhere but it would be nice to have the more visible ones a little lighter at the very least.

Works really well with cat/kitten scratches. The little monsters like to play and I end up looking like I battled a weed eater and lost. Good stuff works quick.


Edit: For those that do want to use this on keloids this method [dailyglow.com] was the most effective for me using mederma.
I have hypertrophic scars which look similar to keloid scars only keloid scars grow and hypertrophic scars don't. The treatment I use is Kelo-cote scar gel which I would recommend. It's somewhat more expensive than Mederma (the cheapest I could find from an online store is a 60g tube for around $80+ after coupon) but it has definitely worked to reduce my scarring after about 7 months of use (I have somewhat old, bad scarring). I have used Mederma and I think it is best for scars under the skin surface (think scrapes and cuts) while Kelo-cote is good for every type of scar but especially works for scars above the skin surface (think hypertrophic and keloid scars).

As for OP's micro-needle post. I would suggest thoroughly researching this stuff before purchasing it. I bought a 540 0.5mm stainless steel diamond-shape 2nd generation micro-needle set from eBay back in July for about $19 (dropped $1 since then) from this seller [ebay.com]. I still haven't got around to use it because I wanted to read up more on safety and using it. You have to be careful about using micro-needle therapy such as making sure to disinfect the roller before and after use with alcohol or else you'll put yourself at risk for infection. Also, there are different size needles for different skin concerns ranging from 0.20mm to 3.0mm. I can't remember but I think if you go over 1.5mm, you better also order a numb cream because rolling that needle size on your face or body will hurt and you will see blood also. Make sure you get the newer generation roller. The 1st generation rollers were made with wire needles which could make your skin tend to stick to the needle when you roll out and that can be a bit painful/annoying. Plus wire needles have a bad rep for sometimes possibly dropping out during treatment which is not something you want to see. There's a video somewhere that shows you how to properly use a micro-needle roller. For example, you have to roll it in one direction, don't roll it back and forth. Roll it slowly and about five times in each part of your face I think (have to look back at my research). For the bigger size needles, you only do it once a month due to the trauma of the needle size to your skin needing recovery. The smaller size needles you would do the roller about once a week. Anyway, just research before you buy. I had to read and save a lot of information because these sellers don't provide you with instructions. Each information source I found would provide somewhat varying information. For example, one source would say use 0.50mm needles for acne scars while another source would say to use 0.75mm. Overall, I've read mainly good stuff about micro-needling and that it is very effective for acne scars and wrinkles (I better start using mine). The one mentioned in OP's post is definitely cheap but very little description so I would ask for more information before buying it. Research before you buy.
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anyone use this on a keloid?
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Quote from Lurker247 View Post :
I have hypertrophic scars which look similar to keloid scars only keloid scars grow and hypertrophic scars don't. The treatment I use is Kelo-cote scar gel which I would recommend. It's somewhat more expensive than Mederma (the cheapest I could find from an online store is a 60g tube for around $80+ after coupon) but it has definitely worked to reduce my scarring after about 7 months of use (I have somewhat old, bad scarring). I have used Mederma and I think it is best for scars under the skin surface (think scrapes and cuts) while Kelo-cote is good for every type of scar but especially works for scars above the skin surface (think hypertrophic and keloid scars).

As for OP's micro-needle post. I would suggest thoroughly researching this stuff before purchasing it. I bought a 540 0.5mm stainless steel diamond-shape 2nd generation micro-needle set from eBay back in July for about $19 (dropped $1 since then) from this seller [ebay.com]. I still haven't got around to use it because I wanted to read up more on safety and using it. You have to be careful about using micro-needle therapy such as making sure to disinfect the roller before and after use with alcohol or else you'll put yourself at risk for infection. Also, there are different size needles for different skin concerns ranging from 0.20mm to 3.0mm. I can't remember but I think if you go over 1.5mm, you better also order a numb cream because rolling that needle size on your face or body will hurt and you will see blood also. Make sure you get the newer generation roller. The 1st generation rollers were made with wire needles which could make your skin tend to stick to the needle when you roll out and that can be a bit painful/annoying. Plus wire needles have a bad rep for sometimes possibly dropping out during treatment which is not something you want to see. There's a video somewhere that shows you how to properly use a micro-needle roller. For example, you have to roll it in one direction, don't roll it back and forth. Roll it slowly and about five times in each part of your face I think (have to look back at my research). For the bigger size needles, you only do it once a month due to the trauma of the needle size to your skin needing recovery. The smaller size needles you would do the roller about once a week. Anyway, just research before you buy. I had to read and save a lot of information because these sellers don't provide you with instructions. Each information source I found would provide somewhat varying information. For example, one source would say use 0.50mm needles for acne scars while another source would say to use 0.75mm. Overall, I've read mainly good stuff about micro-needling and that it is very effective for acne scars and wrinkles (I better start using mine). The one mentioned in OP's post is definitely cheap but very little description so I would ask for more information before buying it. Research before you buy.
curious about this, How can I tell the difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic?
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This stuff didn't work for me... Old scars and fresh scars (from minor surgeries)

My scars were fairly flat, and once they were 2-3 years old, with no redness, I tattooed over them.

Normal tattoos and they came out really well. Scars are virtually hidden
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Quote from rr423 View Post :
curious about this, How can I tell the difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic?
They both look the same but keloids keep growing and growing outside the wound area.
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I'm trying to remember. But one is raised. Totally guessing. Google it though.
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Quote from rr423 View Post :
curious about this, How can I tell the difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic?
Basically what lurker said.Hypertrophic scars stay pretty much where the injury or wound was. Keloids roam and get wider Simple comparison
[medscape.com]

Quote from geocacher99 View Post :
This stuff didn't work for me... Old scars and fresh scars (from minor surgeries)

My scars were fairly flat, and once they were 2-3 years old, with no redness, I tattooed over them.

Normal tattoos and they came out really well. Scars are virtually hidden


*jealous*

I wanted to do that with mine but scar tissue doesn't hold the ink well and mine are just too big. Sucks Frown A tat would have been cheaper and cooler than the surgery to remove them.
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I've concurred mine is hypertrophic from my super detailed google search haha, in for a tube for a shot, though its not too noticeable still bothers me. I read chicks dig scars but never had one say oooo sexy scar...
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#12
This is misleading or confusing at the very least. The item sold by Evergreen an fulfilled by amazon is $17.00 not $9.36 as mentioned. The selller Beautytime sells it for $9.99. Just saying.
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Quote from damnthatsadeal View Post :
I'm trying to remember. But one is raised. Totally guessing. Google it though.
Nope. Both are raised. Smilie
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Quote from damnthatsadeal View Post :
This is misleading or confusing at the very least. The item sold by Evergreen an fulfilled by amazon is $17.00 not $9.36 as mentioned. The selller Beautytime sells it for $9.99. Just saying.

Means the original deal is dead. Amazon is kind of a PITA that way. The more they sell the higher the price gets and the more often the seller and options change.
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Which is better? The original gel or the cream that have sunblock protection?
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