Study results published recently in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, conducted by Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos, show the proprietary blend of ingredients in Mederma work to improve the appearance of scars. The study involved 60 subjects over a three-month period, with reviews at weeks two, four, six and 10 that included photography, subject evaluations and investigator assessments. The goal of the study was to measure the effectiveness of Mederma on the cosmetic appearance of scars.
In the test, two symmetrical lesions were removed from each subject’s upper chest, on opposite sides. As Mederma should only be applied after a wound has healed; each subject was allotted 2-3 weeks healing time and then reported back to the research center to receive random assignments placing them in either a treatment group or no-treatment group. According to the investigator of this study, 77% of subjects noted moderate to significant improvement overall on scars treated with Mederma over untreated scars at week 10.
Mederma, which was launched by Merz Pharmaceuticals in 1997, is available in food, drug and mass retailers in 20- and 50gram tubes. Merz has recently introduced Mederma Cream + SPF 30.