Dermatix: Essential Facts About Caesarean Scars
Delivery via caesarean section is fast becoming an option for women who are not at risk during delivery. For those who might not be well-versed with the term, a c-section often becomes an option when a natural or vaginal delivery is not conducive to the health of either mother or child. It could be pre-planned between the mother and doctor or as an emergency option during natural birth. The mother will be introduced to anesthesia and remain awake throughout the surgery. The doctor will then conduct the delivery by making cuts and incisions in a woman’s abdomen and uterus.
In a study period that was conducted between 2011 and 2015, data provided by the Malaysian National Obstetrics Registry (NOR) reflected that out of the 608,747 deliveries, 23.2% of the babies were delivered via c-section. Caesarean section deliveries are becoming increasingly common overtime throughout the world, and in Malaysia itself, the numbers are contributed by women in the low-risk group.
C-section surgery is generally considered safe, albeit it is not without surgical risks. Risks aside, a c-section would most likely leave you with an unsightly scar just below the abdomen.
For a caesarean section surgery, mothers are often awake, with only the anesthesia to keep them feeling numb from the waist down. Once the surgery is over, they will be able to hold their little bundle of joy immediately.
Just like natural delivery, the hormones in the body will regulate themselves over the next few periods following your surgery. Some things to expect are afterpains, breast swelling and soreness, vaginal discharge, changes in the hair and skin as well as emotional changes.
During pregnancy, your body was on a hormonal overdrive as it was supporting two human beings; yourself and your baby. Now that the birth has elapsed, the shifting hormones in your body could cause some discomfort. Be sure to speak with your physician if over-the-counter medication is viable for your health.
It’s also important to note that a c-section surgery is a major surgery so take it easy. Do drink plenty of fluids to replace the one you lost during delivery, lift nothing heavier than your baby for the first couple of weeks and remember to support your stomach when you can.
Essential Facts About C-Section Scars
As stated above, caesarean surgery is common all over the world. And because the incision is made on an area that is often covered, we never know how many strong women are carrying this battle scar!
Considering caesarean section can also be a major decision that raises plenty of questions. So here are some crucial facts that you need to know with regard to scarring, as answered by various doctors in the United States.
- Always mind your incision
Once the surgery is over and the incision has been closed, it’s imperative that you pay careful attention to the incision area. Keep it dry and clean as possible by using warm, soapy water to clean the incision. Then, pat the area dry with a clean towel and keep it covered with a bandage. Dr. Jessica Shepherd, ob/gyn in Texas, advised that just like any other cut on the body, incisions will heal as the edges close together over time.
- Incisions will heal over time
Over a period of about 3 - 6 months to be exact. As advised by Dr Sherry Ross, each individual is different which could result in the different time needed to heal. The scar will eventually fade over the years. Dr Ross is an MD from Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
- C-section incision and scars may hurt for a while
Especially in the earlier weeks during the healing process. Dr Shepherd also added that sharp pains in some women may occur, but to bring up the issue with your doctor if the scar still hurts past the initial healing phase as there could be other underlying problems.
- Itching and sensitivity around the incision area are common
According to Dr. Ross, while it is very common for the area around your incision to be irritated and itchy, not everyone experiences the same sensation.
- Vitamin E and silicone to support scar reduction
There are plenty of options available to remedy a scar. Dr. Ross says that applying vitamin E cream could help the scar fade during the healing process. She also advised the use of a silicone tape on the scarring area even 3 - 6 months post-delivery as a way to support the stomach while helping with the cosmetic look of the scar.
Why Choose Dermatix Ultra
Scar treatment comes in a variety of shapes and price packages. Laser treatments rest on the higher end of the spectrum which is why many mothers would think and rethink before settling for such a decision. This is where Dermatix Ultra comes to play. The cost-friendly and maintenance free option has many mothers and scarred-folk alike to turn to this alternative.
The gel base is a silicone scar treatment clinically proven to reduce, lighten and flatten the appearance of scars and keloids. The easy application and self-drying properties are some of the reasons why many mothers have chosen Dermatix Ultra as a way to regain their personal confidence.
Created using a revolutionary solution made by dermatological experts in Europe, Dermatix Ultra was formulated with active ingredients such as Cyclopentasiloxane that is clinically proven to soften and reduce the visibility of surgical scars. Vitamin C Ester is used to lighten, and help treat serious scars such as those from surgical procedures.
Unlike regular silicone gels that feel greasy and wash off easily, the CPX technology give Dermatix Ultra a soft, silky and clean feel, and is resistant to washing off.
Rediscover your personal confidence today with Dermatix Ultra!