Post # 1
I created a post a few weeks ago asking for suggestions on scar treatment. Most everyone suggested Mederma so I figured it had to work. Well I went to the store to pick some up only to find that it cost $29.99 for less than 2 OUNCES! Considering they suggest using it 3-4 times a day maybe that tube would last me a couple days.
I was totally bummed when I saw the amount because I was super excited about the possibility of getting rid of these ugly scars. I certainly cannot afford an extra $60 per week on a cream!
Does anyone know of a generic brand cream that works like Mederma but isn’t nauseatingly expensive?
Post # 3
I’m interested in this, too. I have an awful scar down the length of my right arm from a car wreck that I usually cover up. My dress has spaghetti straps, though and I don’t want to ruin the look with a cardigan!
Post # 4
Do you have decent health insurance? If so, what about getting a prescription from a dermatologist (or maybe even your regular doctor). Might be cheaper that way, especially if you have set Rx costs! Or, they might even give you some free samples to try.
Post # 5
I posted on your last thread a type of cream called Contractubex. I am not sure what the generic brand would be, as it doesn’t say on the box. However, this is usually used immediately after the initial injury.
A cream that can be used after the scar has settled is called Kelo-Cote. Maybe you can ask the pharmacist if they have generic brands for those. Hope that helps.
Post # 6
I have a surgery scar on my top left back and have been using different products (Mederma included) and they haven’t really worked for me. And when I went for my makeup trial session, the makeup artist recommended that I use Dermablend Leg and Body Cover. It’s a cosmetic product that people use to cover up tattoos, scars, burns, etc. I’ve tried it a couple times now and it seems to work well, so you might want to give it a try. You can get it at Ulta. I’ve seen it at Macy’s too. Surprisingly, Sephora doesn’t carry this brand. I forget how much I paid for it but the tube of leg and body cover was probably not more than $30. And then you also have to use the Dermablend Setting Powder and apply it over the leg and body cover. The setting powder is purchased separately. Hope this helps.
Post # 7
I had a cyst removed last year right in the middle of my chest. I have been using Scar Zone from wal-mart and it is helping. I went for my 1st fitting this past friday and talked to my seamstress about making my neckline into a sweetheart, but the stupid scar won’t let me bring it down as low as i’d like. I still have 2 months to continue trying to get rid of it. I might try the Dermablend and see if it covers it so I can make my sweetheart into more of a heart shape. Thanks for the rec terinay!
Post # 8
I am using Walgreens scar gel. It seems to be working good. I use it twice a day and my scars have seem to fade nicely.
My scars where caused by a terror baby kitten that thought my arm was a chew toy. He is 9 months old now, not biting as often. I have until December to fade these. I am sure as soon as my summer tan fades the scars will be more noticeable. Under my tan fades, I will continue to put these gel on.
Post # 9
Scar Zone rules… nothin better and a great price… try it you may like it 😉
Post # 10
@UpstateCait: I had an accident a few months ago which left a horrible scar across my chest right above my cleavage. I was about to try mederma but my mom is an RN on a surgical unit and she said the docs often recommend vitamin e oil. So I bought the vitamin e capsules for about 5 bucks at target and I cut one open twice a day and rubbed it on my chest. It worked awesome for me! I ended up using it on super old scars and it worked for that too. It’s a bit messy but in my opinion, for the price and the results, it’s worth a try! Good luck!