Mederma Stretch Mark Cream Review

Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy

Mederma is a popular brand of Scar Removal cream from Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC. It is a patented onion extracts based topical cream meant for soften hardened scar tissue and overall appearance of scars.

Mederma Stretch Marks Cream

Mederma Stretch Marks Cream is a modified version of Mederma scar cream that combines two more ingredients with the original ingredient Cepalin, the patented onion extracts.

Mederma is not meant for preventing stretch marks!

Mederma is a surface scar softening cream, it is not meant for preventing stretch marks. Stretch marks are nothing but scars that occur when the dermis or the middle layer of the skin tears due to excess stretching.

Mederma stretch mark formula is meant only for fading away existing stretch marks, not for preventing stretch marks.

Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy – Ingredients

  • Cepalin: It is the proprietary botanical onion extract used in Mederma. It comes from onions, which have historically been used to soothe skin irritation and inflammation. Cepalin is said to soften hardened scar tissue and improve the color, texture and overall appearance of scars.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrating Agent
  • Centella Asiatica: Leaf Extract

Does Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy Really Work?

The main active ingredient, onion extract isn’t very effective in removing scars.

Most of the clinical trials conducted onion extracts did not show any significant improvement on the appearance of scars. Following are the details.

Pilot Study Evaluating Topical Onion Extract as Treatment for Postsurgical Scars : This sud concluded that Topical onion gel extract was ineffective in improving scar erythema and pruritus in the patients. Read more
Onion Extract Gel Versus Petrolatum Emollient on New Surgical Scars: a Prospective Double-Blinded Study: In this side-by-side, randomized, double-blinded, split-scar study, the onion extract gel did not improve scar cosmesis or symptomatology when compared with a petrolatum-based ointment. Read more

Even the other ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and Centella Asiatica are not likely to erase stretch marks significantly. As stretch mark scar tissues exist beneath the surface of the skin, this cream is not likely to remove them.

Mederma Stretch Mark cream does not look like promising and dependable cream for removing stretch marks. Though it is comparatively cheap product, if it doesn’t give you desired results, there is no use going for it.

Mederma Side Effects: Not likely to cause any side effects.

Is Mederma a Scam?

No, it is a reputed brand that is on the market since many years. Availability at stores denies any chances of it being a scam.

Where to Buy Mederma Stretch Mark Cream?

Even after reading this review if you want to test it for yourself, you can buy Mederma at DrugStore.Com, ebay etc.

Mederma Alternatives:

Revitol  Stretch Mark Cream

One of the top recommended stretch mark prevention and removal cream is Revitol which has all necessary ingredients to prevent stretch marks as well as to remove stretch marks that exist in the deeper layer of the skin.

Revitol is reasonably priced, has good user feedback. Read Revitol review for details.

TriLastin Stretch Mark Cream:

TriLastin- SR System 2 is clinically proven cream for stretch marks that guarantees results within weeks. It offers 60 days money back guarantee on even used tubes.

With excellent user feedback, TriLastin is a top rated cream for stretch marks.

Read Trilastin Review for details


11 Responses to “Mederma Stretch Mark Cream Review”
  1. C.H. Troll says:

    I have used the regular Mederma for scars…on my face…and am very pleased with it. I recently developed bumps & thickening from zits and it helps to keep them flat.
    It also smooths & exfoliates my skin. I use it along with Retin-A .05%…I can only use it a couple of times a week because the combination of Retin-A & Mederma is a little intense for my skin and it will cause it to peel like mad.
    I find that like all things, it is not a “once and for all time” thing and you have to keep the applications “on going”…but it is economical, non-surgical and quite effective.
    I definitely plan to try the Mederma for Stretch Marks…but I don’t plan to use it for stretch marks…I’m going to try it on my face…I’ll let you know how it works.
    P.S. …I’m 60 yrs. old and told I don’t look it.

  2. syed khaleel says:

    where can i find this mederma cream in alkhobar dammam ksa
    please notify the pharmacy name and adress

  3. vanessa says:

    Dont work… i used it when i first found out i was pregnant. my 8th month came and i had stretch marks badly! i hate this cream

  4. theresa says:

    vanessa… it says in the article it treats them. it doesn’t prevent them.

  5. Ashley says:

    vanessa says:
    September 8, 2010 at 12:12 am
    Dont work… i used it when i first found out i was pregnant. my 8th month came and i had stretch marks badly! i hate this cream

    Vanessa didn’t you read the article above?? Its clearly states that it does NOT prevent stretch marks from happening! This cream is something that should be used after the fact, it’s people like you that get on here and give it a bad review with your idiotic remarks that make the product look bad (because your not using it correctly) please don’t leave comments when you don’t know what you are talking about.

  6. crystal says:

    I am wondering if I am allergic to this product. I had surgery and bought it for my scare. the scare began to itch and all around the incision turned red, burned and itched. I quit using it and the redness went down. hmmm

  7. cristina says:

    I’m 37 weeks pregnant and I’m Planning to use it after the baby is born,,, is it safe to use mederma when i’m breastfeeding???

  8. Monica says:

    Does Maderma Stretch mark cream really work?? I really need help finding a cream the would erase my stretch marks… Please Someone help me

  9. Shiolyn says:

    My son is eight months old and I have been using mederma for over three months and theres no difference at all for my stretch marks. Unfortuntly mederma works for some people, but for others it does not work

  10. Bialik says:

    I decided to test products on the newest stretch marks I had, which were also the worst ones I’ve ever had and was really looking forward to get rid of. They were bright red, quite long and deep.

    I’ve tried Avon stretch mark lotions, Mederma for stretch marks (which I hated and was over-priced), scar removal products, bio-oil, and plain cocoa butter lotions. None of those products worked, but Made from Earth’s Aloe & Jojoba Creme Therapy seems to be doing well. I’ve used about 1/3 of the product (for almost 3 weeks now), trying to remember to use it twice a day but sometimes only once. The product itself has a light citrus fresh smell (which I’m thankful for, the Mederma one I used smelled strongly of hospital soap, ew.), it has a consistency of whipped butter, it’s not oily.

    The reason I decided to review it is because I actually do notice a difference which obviously surprises me since I’ve tried SO many things. They’re definitely not as bright red, more of a dull red. They’re a lot softer and not as deep. Once I’ve finished with this container, I plan on getting another one. I really think the Aloe & Jojoba Creme Therapy was a worthwhile purchase. If you do decide to buy this, just remember to use it twice a day and stay patient. I really didn’t notice a difference until almost 3 week’s use, but the difference is obvious.

  11. Jazz says:

    I had really bad stretch marks after giving birth to my 1st child, I’ve been using trilaston sr for almost a month and am seeing great results!!! I highly recommend it is pricey but if you want to desperately get rid of stretch marks n feel normal again I reccomend it!! plus u can always get your money back if ure not satisfied hope this helps I’m only 21 & I am not gna give up!!