Mederma® Gel is a transparent, topical gel that allows patients to treat even the most conspicuous scars with confidence.

The greaseless, pleasant-smelling gel is massaged directly into the scar, so there are no uncomfortable cosmetic pads or dressings. With consistent use, Mederma® Gel can help reduce the appearance of scars resulting from surgeries, injuries, burns and acne.

  • Scar Gel Efficacy
  • Scar Gel Safety
  • Scar Gel Directions for Use
  • Scar Gel Ingredients

Mederma® Gel is clinically shown to reduce the appearance of scars.

In a recent, randomized controlled study1 evaluating 120 identical mid-dermal scars, Mederma® Gel significantly improved the softness, redness, texture and overall appearance of scars in as little as 4 weeks.

Investigator preference for the appearance of Mederma® treated scars at 4, 6 and 10 weeks time was statistically significant (p < 0.001) in softness, redness, texture and overall appearance.

77% of subjects noted moderate to significant improvement overall on scars treated with Mederma® Gel over untreated scars at week 10.

Subjects reported a statistically significant preference for the onion gel-treated (Mederma® Gel) site over the untreated site in terms of redness (P=0.009), texture (P=0.034) and overall appearance (P=0.008) at week 10.

98% of patients completed the study without any study related adverse events or adverse experiences.

Appearance and Texture

In another study, 76% of patients treated with Mederma® Gel reported a significantly less noticeable scar after 8 weeks of use.2 And 84% reported a significantly softer scar.2

Results from Problem Scars

Another study revealed that Mederma® Gel is effective on problem scars. In an open label study, seventy percent (70%) of patients with hypertrophic scarring experienced a substantial improvement in the appearance of their scars after 6 months.4

Mederma® Gel is an excellent adjunct to keloid shave.5 Mederma® Gel used in conjunction with a keloid shave provides good cosmesis, minimal discomfort, and decreased chance of keloid recurrence. The Mederma® Gel Ishave combination is a simpler, less expensive scar treatment than steroid injections.

When used as directed, Mederma® Gel is safe enough for any patient with a scar — from children over 6 months to the elderly.

However, some people may be sensitive to its ingredients. If patients experience persistent itching, swelling or scar discoloration, they should stop using Mederma® Gel immediately.

Mederma® Advanced Gel

Upon application Mederma® Advanced gel will restore moisture to scars and should be evenly applied and gently rubbed into the scar once a day for 8 weeks on new scars, and once a day for 3-6 months on old scars. Apply Mederma® Advanced Gel as soon as your wound has closed.

Mederma® Gel is formulated with our proprietary botanical extract, Cepalin®, and is a greaseless, pleasant-smelling therapy clinically shown to reduce the appearance of scars.

Mederma® Advanced Gel

Aqua, PEG-200, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Lecithin, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Parfum.

  1. Draelos Z., The ability of onion extract gel to improve the cosmetic appearance of postsurgical scars, Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2008.
  2. Clark LF et al. A prospective double-blinded study of Mederma® Skin Care vs. placebo for post-traumatic scar reduction. Cosmetic Dermatology, March 1999.
  3. Baumann LS, Spencer J. The effects of topical vitamin E on the cosmetic appearance of scars. Dermatological Surgery, April 1999.
  4. Leyden JJ, Grove GL. Data on file, Merz Pharmaceuticals, June 1997.
  5. Goldman E. Onion extract a good adjunct to keloid shave [Review of study by Dr. LE Millikan]. Skin & Allergy News, March 1999.