C section scar

A c section scar is a common outcome of delivering a baby via caesarean section surgery. The scar may be a source of discomfort or insecurity for some women. Treatment of the c section scar can reduce complaints. It reduces the visibility of the scar and helps prevent abnormals scars.

Scar from cesarean section

If you’ve had a c section, you have a scar on your abdomen. While it’s normal for scars to form after surgery, some women may find their scars to be uncomfortable or unappealing. Fortunately, our c section recovery kit is a solution that can help.

Common scar complaints after c section

  • Redness of the scar
  • Itchy or painfull scar
  • Raised (abnormal) scar formation

There are two different types of cesarean section incisions: vertical and horizontal. Most c sections are done the latter way. Vertical incisions are used in extreme emergencies, specifically when doctors don’t have time to do the more intricate and less visible incision. If they do a vertical skin incision, they’re likely to do a vertical uterine incision, too. (source: Parents.com)

C-section scar

C section scar healing

After c section surgery, the body wants to close the skin as soon as possible. If this happens, and happens quickly, you’ll have few complaints and the scar will be hardly noticeable. Infections or other causes may delay wound closure. The risk of thickening of the scar is then greater. A scar can cause annoying complaints such as dryness, pulling, itching, redness and pain. Fortunately, a scar can be treated as long as it is active.

Abnormal scars (hypertrophic or keloid) develop more often than you think. Complaints may worsen if you do nothing. So keep a close eye on your scar and start scar treatment in time. (source: scar guide)

Types of c section scars

Normal Scar

Normal c section scar

A normal c section scar may be slightly red in the first few weeks. It may also slightly itch, hurt and/or thicken. The scar remains within the edges of the original wound. After a few months the scar will become flatter, softer and change colour. A normal scar will be flat after about one year. (source: scar guide)

Hypertrophic scar

Hypertrophic c section scar

hypertrophic c section scar is raised and red, but it stays within the boundary of the original incision. It often develops in the first few weeks and can continue to develop up to 6 – 9 months after wound closure. After that, the scar can calm down on its own. It is recommended to treat your hypertrophic scar as soon as possible.

Keloid Scar

Keloid c section scar

A keloid c section scar extends beyond the original incision and may be itchy, painful, or lumpy. A keloid scar can occur immediately after wound closure or over time. Both types of scars can be treated with Scarban.

C section scar care

Treatment of a c section scar is effective as long as the scar is still (bright) red in colour. This means the scar is still active. Scar reatment can reduce complaints such as dryness, itching, pain and redness. It can also influence the flexibility of the tissue and what the scar will eventually look like. The sooner you start treatment, the better the end result. (source: scar guide)

Scarban C-Section is a medical-grade silicone sheet that adheres to the skin and applies gentle pressure to the scar tissue. The pressure helps to flatten and soften the scar, reducing its visibility over time. Scarban also helps to moisturize the scar tissue and protect it from environmental factors, such as clothing or sunlight, that can worsen the appearance of the scar.

Using our our c section recovery kit is a simple process. The sheet is applied to clean, dry skin and left in place for several hours each day. Over time, the scar should become less noticeable and feel smoother to the touch.

While Scarban cannot completely remove a c ssection scar, it can help improve its appearance and reduce discomfort. It is important to note that Scarban should only be used on fully healed scars and if your scar is abnormal or infected you must consult a professional or physio.

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Treating as soon as possible is key

Treating a c section scar soon after it has closed can reduce the chance of developing an abnormal scar, but other factors can also impact scar formation. Abnormal scars are active around 12 to 24 months. The time to do something about it is limited!

Scar tissue continues to change over time, so even if you miss the optimal window for treatment, there are still options to improve the appearance and symptoms of the scar. Common treatments include massaging the scar, using silicone sheets or gels, applying scar creams, and undergoing cosmetic procedures. Talk to your Doctor or Physio to determine the best approach for your specific needs.