To reduce the appearance and texture of old or new scars, consider using a scar treatment product such as Mederma or Scar Zone. It is important to compare the two products and consider which would be best suited to your particular situation.
Mederma offers three products: Mederma Gel, Mederma Cream plus SPF 30 and Mederma for Kids. Scar Zone's scar products include: Scar Zone Fastaction Scar Diminishing System, Scar Zone Cream, Scar Zone Stick and Scar Zone Acne.
Both Mederma and Scar Zone claim to soften and smooth skin and reduce the appearance of scars by helping them to fade and become less noticeable. Both Mederma and Scar Zone work on old and new scars from a variety of causes, including burns, stretch marks, acne and injuries.
The Mederma products should be rubbed gently into the scar three to four times a day. For new scars, use the Mederma product for at least eight weeks. For old scars, use Mederma for three to six months, depending on your scar. The Scar Zone products should be massaged into the scar twice a day for two to three minutes each time. Although each scar will heal differently, Scar Zone claims that most people see dramatic improvement in 90 days.
As of 2009, a 1.76-ounce tube of Mederma Gel costs $28.99, while a 1.76-ounce tube of Mederma SPF 30 Cream costs $34.49. The 0.7-ounce tube of Mederma for Kids costs $17.79. The Scar Zone Fastaction System costs $19.99. A 1-ounce tube of Scar Zone Cream costs $11.49. The Scar Zone Stick costs $11.49, while the Scar Zone Acne treatment costs $6.59 for a 0.5-ounce tube.
Both Mederma and Scar Zone offer a complete money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the product or do not see an improvement in your scar, you can return the unused portion with proof of purchase for a full refund.