Scars on the soul

Scars can also affect the way you feel

Scars are not just signs of physical injury. Particularly unsightly scars can have a serious effect on emotional well-being. Scars on the face, neck or other clearly visible places may cause feelings of unattractiveness or shame and lower self-esteem.

Many studies have confirmed that scars have a strong psychological impact. Interviews with 1,480 people in Germany, Russia, Mexico and the USA show that emotions and behaviours caused by scars are very similar all around the world.*


Scars tend to be more of a problem for women than for men. On men, they can even seem manly and attractive. Women with scars often feel a loss of attractiveness and femininity.

Scars can restrict quality of life in all sorts of ways.

Limits on private life:

  • In intimate situations
  • When seeing friends
  • In front of the mirror

Limits on public activity:

  • In the sauna
  • On the beach
  • On a night out

Contractubex® can help scars to heal better and be much less visible – enabling you to forget about your scar, and what caused it.

* Omnibus Scars, August 2008


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Contractubex® Composition: 100 g gel contains: 10.0 g Extr. cepae, 5000 IU heparin sodium, 1.0 g allantoin. Indications: Hypertrophic and keloidal scars, movement-restricting and cosmetically disfiguring scars after operations, amputations, burns, and accidents; contractures such as Dupuytren’s contracture and traumatic tendon contractures; cicatricial strictures. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to parabens. Side effects: Very rare skin reactions. Mode of action: Contractubex® exerts an antiproliferative, antiinflammatory, softening, and smoothing action on proliferating scar tissue. Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed, Contractubex® should be gently massaged into the skin several times a day until all the gel has been absorbed. In the case of hardened older scars, it may be necessary to cover the treated area with a dressing overnight. Interactions: None known. Package sizes: 20 g, 50 g. Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Eckenheimer Landstraße 100, D-60318 Frankfurt/Main, Germany



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