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The Best Way to Get Rid of C-Section Scars

A c-section wound usually resolves on its own after a period of two weeks to one month. However, the healing process may leave scarring on your skin, which can either form keloid or hypertrophic scars. How do you get rid of these c-section scars?

Scar revision

It is a surgical method and should be performed by a professional surgeon. The surgeon gently removes the skin that surrounds the scar. The surgeon will suture the wound to leave a thinner scar that will heal after a short period.

The procedure aims to improve the appearance of the scar and restore the original properties of the scarred region. Also, it aims at making the original large scar less visible. The cost of this method will depend on the extent of the area that needs revision. However, it is recommended that you wait for the wound to heal before attempting scar revision.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy is a non-surgical procedure performed by either a surgeon or a dermatologist. The method focuses beams on the scarred tissue and may require performing sedation or topical anesthetic before the procedure. It aims at removing the outer covering of the scar and promote the regeneration of new tissue to replace the scarred one.

The procedure will reduce the discoloration of the scar and help in the softening of the surrounding region. It also helps to reduce the thickness of the scar significantly.

Steroid injections

For c-section wounds that heal and form either keloid or hypertrophic scars, this is the best alternative to get rid of the scars. The steroids help to reduce inflammation of the area and make the scar less visible. Direct injection of the steroids will also decrease other associated symptoms such as itching and redness on the injury.

Additionally, steroid injection will help reduce the size of the scar and ensure the area surrounding the scarred tissue is as soft as possible.

Tummy tuck

After the procedure of c-section, there can be an accumulation of loose and excess skin around the healed wound. The skin may appear discolored and raised in comparison to other parts of the lower abdomen. The surgeon can perform a procedure that aims at eradicating the sagging skin together with the c-section scar.

After careful removal, the surgeon will then carefully perform incision on the area. The method aims to eliminate the scar and improve the overall skin appearance of the lower abdomen and pelvic region.

Silicone sheeting and gel

Silicone sheeting and gel will help to soften the c-section scars. You can use these products after the c-section wound is healed completely. The results are not automatic—you will start seeing the results after one month.

Also, to ensure the wound heals faster, it is essential to maintain adequate hygiene in the area. Limiting the amount of exercise and sun exposure will also provide the skin on the area to regenerate faster. Lastly, before attempting any procedure, it is critical to ensure the wound is completely healed, and you should consult your doctor for the best recommendation. Visit Grossman Plastic Surgery online to book your consultation.

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