Survey: Scars and Stretch Marks Significantly Impact Women's Confidence


A new survey reveals that men and women have complex and often differing feelings about how their skin Imperfections impact their appearance and confidence. In the Mederma® Wear Your Skin Proudly™ survey, 34 percent of women reported that the appearance of scar(s) and/or stretch marks would make them feel self-conscious while being intimate with their partner. In addition, 44 percent of women felt that improving the appearance of their skin imperfections such as scars and stretch marks would help improve their overall self-confidence. The survey also found that women are more self-conscious about the appearance of their scars and stretch marks, with 33 percent reporting that their scars and stretch marks negatively affect their self-confidence, while only 19 percent of men feel this way. For more information on the survey and about Mederma's family of products, visit

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