How to take care of your scar after a C-Section
How to minimise scarring after a C-section
Silicone sheets or gel: Silicone can restore skin and strengthen connective tissue. It will also help to smooth and flatten wounds while also reducing discomfort. To minimize the scar, place silicone sheets directly on the incision or add silicone gel to the wound.
Scar massage: After your scar has healed, massaging it on a regular basis may help to minimize its appearance. Massaging the skin increases blood flow, which promotes tissue development and fades scars over time. 5 to 10 minutes a day, massage the scar in a circular motion with your index and middle fingers. Until massaging, apply a cream to your skin, such as vitamin E or silicone gel, if desired.
Laser therapy: Light rays are used in this form of therapy to strengthen damaged skin. Scars can be softened and improved with laser treatment, as well as elevated scar tissue removed. It's possible that you'll need several laser treatments to get the results you want.
Steroid injections: Steroid treatments can flatten and enhance the appearance of bigger scars as well as relieve discomfort and pain in the body. To produce the desired effects, you will require several monthly injections.
Scar revision: Scar revision will open and close a visible scar, replacing broken skin and making it less prominent so that it blends in with the surrounding skin.
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