Cesarean Section

C-section scar optimization:

  • Early post-op scar management intervention
  • Biomechanical reduction of incision edges 
  • rapid epithelialization of top layer of skin
  • Stimulating wound edge keratinocyte proliferation
A C-section is deep and cuts through the uterine wall. Internal scarring is usually not severe but while healing post-op a good diet with plenty fruits and vegetables as well as zinc, copper and  phosphatydalcholine supplements as well as no smoking are recommended for optimal wound healing 

Recommended Products and protocols:

  • Silicone sheeting daily three months or more 
  • Hyper-Heal Cream every other day small dab rubbed in gently 
  • Taping over silicone sheeting to compensate wound edge tension
  • For older C-section over year old - add derma-needling weekly for four weeks .5 mm

Recommended Products

Non-adhesive Silicone sheets 3 to 10 inch

3.2 - 7 inches, starting at $19.95

Hyper-Heal Cream

ReJuveness' Hyper-Heal Scar Cream is the solution to raised and discolored scarring. Hyper-Heal cream works to produce more aesthetic results when healing fresh or problem scars raised scarring as well as return skin to its natural skin tone. The 17 gram bottle is the recommended size for healing small to medium sized scars.

Because the incision is deep and in a high tension area, the non-adhesive silicone sheeting with a roll of tape is recommended as a minimum. Treatment at least three months. The addition of Hyper-Heal cream every other day will achieve a more scarless finish. Add a derma rollering every two weeks for improved results. (more)

If you have an old c-section and you are not happy with its appearance, you probably need to revise the scar. This can be done surgically with a method called z-plasty. An inexpensive alternative to surgical excision is derma needling which can be done by a professional or at home. The idea is to apply micro-injuries to reactivate the healing process. Scar prevention protocols outlined above are then applied in a re-healing of the scar. Taping can help if the texture is uneven. If you are planning to have another c-section you may want to ask your doctor to excised the old scar at that point and apply the above products and protocols at that time.