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Tips to help fade C-section scars

As a C-section mum or mum-to-be, the scar is undoubtedly one of the things on your mind. How long will the cesarean scar be? Will it fade over time? What can you do to avoid making the scar worse?

Here are some tips to help you better manage your cesarean scar recovery!

Avoid lifting heavy objects

Lifting heavy objects can sometimes stretch the skin on your cesarean scar, which can cause irritation, especially during the first six weeks.

Do not clean the scar with soap

Before the scar has closed entirely, you should avoid using soap to clean the area around the scar. Use a damp cloth and gently wipe your scar, then dry it with a clean towel by lightly patting over it.

Drink lots of water

As cliched and generic as this may sound, being sufficiently hydrated is important to help your body regenerate healthy skin tissue.

Apply Dermatix Ultra

After your cesarean scar has dried, you should begin treatment with a scar reduction product such as Dermatix Ultra, which can help to lighten, soften and flatten the scar.1,2,3

Lightens, softens and flattens scars
Easy to apply, quick drying and odourless
Innovative CPX Silicone technology and Vitamin C Ester formulation
  1. Yun IS, et al. Aesth Plast Surg (2013) 37:1176-1181
  2. Chernoff WG, et al. Aesth Plast Surg 2007;31:495-500
  3. Fulton JE. Silicone gel sheeting for the prevention and management of evolving hypertrophic and keloid scars. Dermatol Surg 1995;21:947-951.