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Mederma vs. Retin A for Scars

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Mederma

OTC
/ 19,718 posts
Other Names: Scar Gel   Mederma For Kids

Retin A

Rx
/ 89,418 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 19,718 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 89,418 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Mederma is a topical product used to improve scar appearance. It is a gel based on an onion extract and produced by Merz Pharmaceuticals of Frankfurt, Germany. Mederma's marketing claims it can make scars "softer, smoother, and less noticeable". Generic... Read more on Wikipedia
Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Reneesmee Cullen
November 25, 2014
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Useless for me
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Allergic Reaction to Mederma Scar gel
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What patients are saying about Mederma vs. Retin A

223 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
counter product called Mederma. It works very well on new...
Retin A helps with acne, but works really well with blackheads. It will not help with scarring. Be careful ...counter product called Mederma. It works very well ...on old scars. Mederma runs...
tried mederma, vitamen e, retin-a, coca butter and none...
...e, retin-a, coca butter and none of the shit has worked yet..after my next cycle i'm...
allergic rxn to it, went to mederma for two weeks, and now...
I started putting retina-a on mine at about ...allergic rxn to it, went to mederma for two weeks, and ...reddened my skin. The retin-a is working better than the other two also, so I'm sticking ...
have no experience with Mederma, but Retin A is amazing. I...
I have no experience with Mederma, but Retin A is amazing. I was prescribed it for some childhood scars a few years ago. I had great results ...and old. I'm currently using Retin A on my C section...
What about Mederma reducing my scars' COLOR? :?...
...me that using retin-A or retin-A micro would help reduce the color and texture of the horrible purple scars I have. ...What about Mederma reducing my...
if anyone is using Mederma?Or a cream called Elicia, are...
Topical Scar treatment, Retin-A,Mederma,Aha? ...i check if anyone is using Mederma?Or a cream called ...And also could reti...
used mederma. It did not give me any results. Long term...
...mederma. It did not give me any results. Long term us...
see- I think that's it. The one that works is...
...surgeon with anesthesia), Elicina, Retin-a, Mederma...let's see- I think that's it. The one that works is Elicina and...
I have tried. I have used mederma too. The trick is to use...
...my surgery yet. I can tell you I use retin a for my scars. It works better for me than anything else I have tried. I have used mederma too. The trick is to ...scars as well as my acne...
at night. This is also very effective for getting...
...a script for Retin-A Mirco and bottle of Mederma which is available over ...E oil along with Mederma in the morning and the Retin-A with Mederma at night. This is also very effective for get...
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