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Mederma debuts advanced scar treatment
March 19th, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Merz Pharmaceuticals has introduced Mederma Advanced Scar Gel, billed as the first and only once-daily topical scar gel clinically shown to reduce the appearance of scars.
The company said Monday that Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is clinically shown to improve the texture, color, softness and overall appearance of scars caused by injury, acne, surgery or burns with just one daily application. In a recent study, people reported an average of 36% greater improvement in the overall appearance of scars treated with the product versus scars that received no product after eight weeks of once-daily use.
Because Mederma Advanced Scar Gel is a transparent topical gel, scar management with the product is never noticeable, unlike cosmetic pads or silicone sheeting, the company noted. For best results, the product should be applied evenly and gently rubbed into the scar once daily for eight weeks on new scars and three to six months on existing scars.
"The idea for Mederma Advanced Scar Gel came from our existing consumer base, who were pleased with the results from Mederma products but wanted a more convenient option for scar management," explained Emily Klopp, senior brand manager. "We are excited to introduce a new, once-daily topical gel to our customers by adding Mederma Advanced Scar Gel to the Mederma scar therapy product line, which also includes Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30 and Mederma for Kids."
Mederma Advanced Scar Gel contains Cepalin, the same proprietary botanical extract derived from onions that's used in all Mederma scar care and stretch mark therapy products.
"In a clinical study, onion extract gel applied once daily showed a greater improvement in scar redness, texture and overall appearance compared to scars with no treatment at all," stated Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., F.A.A.D., a clinical and research dermatologist in High Point, N.C. "In fact, patients saw a 36% greater improvement in the appearance of scars treated with onion extract gel after eight weeks."
Found in the first aid section of drug stores nationwide, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel comes in a 20-gram tube that retails for about $20 and a 50-gram tube that retails for about $32.