What is a Caesarean section?

A Cesarean section (also spelled "Caesarian" or "Caesarean") is a surgical childbirth procedure in which the baby is delivered through a surgical incision into the womb. One popular theory as to why it is called a cesarean section or c-section is that the term was derived from the surgical birth of the Roman leader Julius Caesar. However, Caesar’s mother Aurelia lived through her son’s invasion of Britain, making it highly unlikely that she gave birth surgically in the year 100 BC. The more likely answer lies in the origin of the name “Caesar,” which comes from the Latin word for to cut, or caedere.

Today Cesarean sections (or C-sections) are an exceedingly common method of childbirth accounting for a third of all babies delivered in the United States.

While a surgical procedure that often frightens the new mother, c-sections are relatively simple, common, and safe operations and that they are usually performed when vaginal birth presents a risk to the health and even the survival of the fetus or mother.

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How can Scarguard’s scar repair liquid help with your Caesarean section?

After making an incision in the abdomen and the uterus, the doctor will remove the baby.

Your doctor then closes the uterus with stitches, which dissolve on their own, and closes your skin with staples or stitches. The area is covered with steri-strips and bandages.

While most cesarean section incisions are horizontal, across the lower abdomen, some are made vertically from the belly button down. Having a scar can be distressing, and can interfere with a person's body image and self-esteem. Surgical scars in women are tied to anxiety about appearance and sexuality. Treating them properly can make a huge difference in reducing the appearance of a c-section scar.

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How to use Scarguard’s scar repair liquid for your Caesarean section.

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Clean the area of your c-section scar with soap and water. Do not apply any moisturizer to the c-section scar or use soaps that leave a moisturizer on the area.

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Paint on a thin layer of Scarguard. Initially, you will smell the cleanser which acts as an antiseptic and cleans the area. This smell will disappear in seconds, leaving a nearly invisible nanofilm, which both protects and treats the cesarean section scar.

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Change the film twice daily. If the skin is well-heeled, you can touch a piece of Scotch tape to the film, lifting it off and paint a new layer on. If this is at all irritating, instead, simply reconstitute the film by painting the new layer on top. The only difference is that if you remove the film before applying a new layer, it will be more invisible. Either way, it will work.

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FAQ’s about Caesarean section.

How long should I treat my cesarean section scar?

You should use Scarguard on your c-section scar until it is flat and nearly invisible.

What if my c-section scar begins to darken in color as well?

Then, you should use both Scarguard Lightener and Scarguard Repair Liquid. The Lightener corrects the color while the Repair Liquid treats the scar.

Will exercise or twisting worse in my c-section scar?

In the first four to six weeks, this can certainly make the scar spread. After about six weeks, and with the clearance of your doctor, your cesarean section scar should not be affected by exercise or stretching. At this point, the scar can be improved by treating it with Scarguard.

Will sun exposure affect my c-section scar?

For the first 6 to 9 months while a cesarean section scar is healing, exposure to the sun will likely darken the scar permanently. A good sunscreen that is compatible with scar treatment, such as Solarguard, should be used if the area is going to be exposed to the Sun.

Is it possible to erase a c-section scar?

There is no way to completely erase a cesarean section scar. Treating it during the first 12 to 16 weeks will make a big difference in the ultimate outcome. For old c-section scars that are overgrown, treating them with Scarguard will shrink them. Occasionally, a cesarean section scar will grow to become really thick and unsightly. In these cases, surgical revision may help. Fortunately, this is very unusual.