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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Vipond
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No definite timeline: Stretch marks, or striae distensae, behave like scars in that they are the result of skin expansion that stretches the skin leading to skin injury wit ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mederma: Yes unless you are allergic to onions.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kline
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is safe to use while nursing since it is a localized topical product. It would be questionable to use on breast scars, but others (such as cesarea ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: These are safe to use. Do not expect magic results though. The results vary from person to person and alot depends on your genes ---how well you natur ... Read More
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Maderma is considered safe during the pregnancy and while breastfeeding. I have not seen convincing evidence it is effective.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Tanning unsafe: Tanning is unsafe whether you are nursing or not. There is nothing about it that makes it more unsafe while nursing however. Mederma used topically ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar improvement: Scar improvement can be achieved, but it takes patience. An overnight improvement is simply impossible. There is no clinical evidence to support Med ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Mederma does little or nothing for scars. Look for silicon gel, under a variety of brands. Also, when you can, consider seeking care from a plastic su ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Either one: Most doctors whom I know recommend Mederma. Both medicines have the same purpose. They are not expensive. Try one and see how it works
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not a fan of Mederma: I am not a big advocate of mederma. The active ingredient is allium cepa (onion extract) and there is weak evidence to suggest that this is beneficial ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Do you mean a sun-: burn? Mederma is onion skin derivative and works best on thickened hypertrophic scars. I would see a dermatologist or ophthalmologist for correct diag ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Silicone gel: Silicone gel ointments like mederma are safe during pregnancy as they are not absorbed.

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