C-section scar

After a caesarean operation and as with any surgical procedure, the incised skin will undergo the natural process of healing and leave behind a scar .

If some women perfectly accept this scar, others want to get rid of it.

At Skin Marceau, revision of the cesarean section scar with the lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser is carried out by dermatologists.

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How does a cesarean scar form?

The formation of the scar depends on various factors such as individual healing characteristics, age, type of skin, type of incision, quality of postoperative skin care or the occurrence of an infection of the skin. scar.

Certain abnormalities in the physiological healing process may occur: a fibro-proliferative disorder and excessive production of collagen will be the cause of a greater than normal thickness as well as a fibrous and puffy appearance. The appearance of the cesarean scar will therefore not be flat but hypertrophic or keloid . The keloid scar is characterized by a raised appearance, thickened and darker than the surrounding skin.

Why a revision of the cesarean scar?

A caesarean section scar that has evolved into a keloid can cause itching, skin irritation and pain, which motivates a dermatology consultation . The bulging appearance of a hypertrophic scar may be considered unsightly. Some scars are large, extended in size, and irregular in outline .

Some women want to make their scar less visible, more discreet. It is essential to know that it is not possible to completely remove a cesarean scar but only to reduce it. In addition, it is necessary to wait for the stabilization of the scar before treating it (6 months to 2 years after the cesarean section).

How to treat caesarean section scar at Skin Marceau?

At Skin Marceau, the treatment of post-surgical scars uses the laser CO2 lumenis ultrapulse alpha , a pioneer in CO2 lasers. The personalized pulses will cause immediate skin ablation and the transformation of laser energy into heat. This mechanism will intensely stimulate the production of collagen and thus the regeneration of the skin .

Depending on the type of cesarean scar , the number of sessions may vary.

Thermal control optimizes comfort during treatment with a fairly short healing time.

The results of a laser cesarean scar revision?

After each CO2 laser session in Paris , new skin will gradually replace the dead skin, this process takes about a week. It is therefore necessary to wait until the end of the sessions to be able to fully appreciate the result.

However, it is important to note that the response of a C-section scar to laser treatment cannot be predicted since the healing process varies from patient to patient. Laser resurfacing reduces contour irregularities and discoloration of scars.