C-section scar

After an operation, your body does everything it can to repair the damaged skin as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, damaged skin loses much more moisture than healthy skin. Your body reacts to this moisture loss with a ‘panic’ reaction. It creates more connective tissue to strengthen the damaged skin. In other words, it creates a scar. In many cases the scar may be clearly visible, red and thickened (i.e. hypertrophic or keloid).

Whereas, 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. Scarban is a product that can help minimize the appearance of C-section scars.

Scar from caesarean 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 painful scar
  • Raised (abnormal) scar formation

Caesarean sections can be done using two different types of incisions: horizontal and vertical. The majority of c-sections are performed using a horizontal incision. In rare and urgent cases, a vertical incision may be used as it is a quicker but less cosmetically favorable option. A vertical skin incision is often accompanied by a vertical uterine incision.

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.

Types of c section scars

Normal Scar

Normal C-section scar

A normal scar may be red, itchy, and thick in the first few weeks. Over time, it will become flatter, softer, and change color. After about one year, a normal scar will be flat.

Hypertrophic scar

Hypertrophic C-section scar

Hypertrophic scars are raised and red but remain within the original incision site. They develop within a few weeks and can continue up to 6-9 months. Early treatment is recommended to prevent further development.

Keloid Scar

Keloid C-section scar

Keloid scars extend beyond the original incision and can occur immediately or over time, while hypertrophic scars stay within the original incision boundaries and develop within the first few weeks. Scarban can help treat both types of scars.

C section scar care

If you have given birth by Caesarean Section, either by choice or as a result of medical necessity, the resulting abdominal wound will leave a scar after it heals. Scarban C-section silicone sheets ensure that scar formation is minimised.

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. 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. The Scarban C-Section Recovery Kit is a comprehensive solution designed specifically for managing C-section scars. By using the Scarban, you can improve the appearance and symptoms of your scar, and reduce the risk of developing an abnormal scar. Talk to your doctor or physiotherapist to learn more about how the Scarban C-Section Recovery Kit can help with your post-operative recovery.

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