Today's Parent Approved

Mederma Advanced Gel

MEDERMA-tested

Photo: Tammi Roy

As parents, we try to protect our kids—and ourselves—from injury, but, unfortunately, accidents can happen. We can do everything in our power to make sure our perfect little people stay out of harm’s way… Sorry, I had to check on my daughter, who just ran blindly into a wall. She’s all right; it’s all good. Now where was I? Oh, yes.

Cuts, scrapes and bruises are part of growing up. Usually they heal and life goes on, until the next mishap. But sometimes injuries cause scars. In fact, one of my twins has one on the bridge of her nose, right between her eyes. I can’t pinpoint when it happened or what caused it, but I know she’s had it since she was a toddler. I’m guessing it happened when she was learning to walk, but at the time I didn’t think it would stay with her forever. But does it have to? It’s just cosmetic, but I know one day she’ll comment on how much the scar bothers her.

Mederma Advanced Gel is a transparent, topical gel that treats even the most conspicuous scars with confidence. This greaseless, pleasant-smelling gel is massaged into the scar, so there are no uncomfortable cosmetic pads or dressings. With regular use, doctor- and pharmacist-recommended Mederma Advanced Gel can help reduce the appearance of scars resulting from surgery, injury, burns, acne and stretch marks. Pretty impressive, but does it work? As a Today’s Parent Approved blogger, I decided to find out.

It’s suggested that you use Mederma scar products once a day for three to six months, and I’ve been testing Mederma Advanced Gel for about two weeks now. Two years ago, I had my gallbladder removed, and I have two bothersome scars as evidence. They’re slow to heal, still scabby—yes, even years later—and often quite itchy. It’s the ideal place for Mederma to work its magic.

It’s still early on in my testing and I have months to go, but the itch is already gone, so that’s a positive sign. I like that Mederma goes on smooth and dries completely, without leaving a greasy or sticky residue. Plus, I appreciate that only a small amount is needed per use—I have no doubt that one tube will last for the recommended six months.

You have to try your best to apply Mederma every day—I have my tube sitting right beside my computer and I haven’t forgotten a day yet! Hopefully one day, I’ll have my story on the Mederma Success Stories page—I’m so looking forward to that!

Since Mederma Advanced Gel can be used by the whole family, I’m also using it on my daughter’s nose. Accidents do happen, but thanks to Mederma Advanced Gel, you don’t need the reminder forever.

Tammi Roy of My Organized Chaos is a mom of three from Alberta. Tammi is passionate about photography, travel and food (with luck, all at once). Her thoughts on parenthood and all the chaos it entails can be found at myorganizedchaos.net. Follow her on Twitter @MyChaos and like her page on Facebook.

 

mederma advanced gel

This non-greasy gel is like magic in a tube when it comes to reducing the appearance of scars. The formula is clinically proven to improve the look, softness and overall appearance of scars. Don’t just take our word for it—it’s doctor-and pharmacist-recommended, too, and can be used on the whole family.

Where to buy: $20, mederma.ca>