Whether from pregnancy, growth spurts, weight gain, or injury, no one likes the appearance of stretch marks on their body. These reddish pink marks are unsightly and often appear in very unflattering places. Because of this, it’s no wonder that there are many, many products on the market today that promise to reduce or eliminate the appearance of stretch marks. Unfortunately, many of these products make empty promises and very few actually work. One product that has been medically proven to eliminate some stretch marks, however, is Mederma Scar Treatment Gel. Mederma is made from onion extract, and a few studies have shown that regular application of the product can help fade existing stretch marks.
If you are going to use Mederma to help get rid of stretch marks on your body, you’ll want to start using it as soon as possible. Mederma works best on fresh stretch marks that are still red or pink in color. If your stretch marks have faded to a silvery gray color, Mederma probably won’t help much. The next important thing to understand about Mederma is that it has to be applied several times per day. For the treatment of stretch marks, the manufacturer of Mederma recommends applying the product six times per day. This can be very inconvenient for most people who work outside the home and have regular social engagements. You might want to set up a reminder on your cell phone for every few hours to help you to remember to apply Mederma to your stretch marks. Luckily, Mederma is grease-less and odorless, so most people won’t find any problem applying the product and immediately putting on clothes afterwards. It might be helpful to get a tube of Mederma to keep at work and one to keep at home if you are serious about treating your stretch marks.
I found that Mederma would slightly dry out my skin when I was using it on my stretch marks, so you may want to keep a cocoa butter based moisturizer around in case of dry skin. The final tip for using Mederma to treat stretch marks is to be patient. From the research I did, most people who claimed Mederma got rid of their stretch marks used the product as directed for six months or longer. After a few months of using Mederma, you may notice your stretch marks will start to fade. This is a good sign that continued use of the product will result in an even greater reduction in the appearance of stretch marks. On the other hand, if it has been six months and you notice no difference, Mederma may not work on your stretch marks. Mederma certainly isn’t a miracle cure for stretch marks, but by following the tips in this article you can maximize your chances of success with this product. For more information about Mederma, check out their website listed in the resources section of this article.