10 Remedies That Will Diminish Your Cesarean Scar
Fact: C-section scars cannot be completely removed, they do tend to fade over time though, becoming barely visible in some cases. Though the scar lies in a position that is often covered by underwear or clothing, out of sight does not always mean out of mind!Knowing that you have a scar will be bothersome, making women conscious of their appearances. There are a number of surgeons who offer plastic surgeries, laser treatments or ointments to get rid of these scars, whether you have already had a C-section or are considering having one, you should be aware that the most effective way of fading them out is by massaging, by breaking the collagen that has formed under the skin. Massage softens the scar tissue, re-aligns the collagen fibers and causes compression, while also increasing circulation in that area and stimulating the healing process.
1 || Oil Massages
Massage softens the scar tissue, massaging the scar with pure olive oil has proved to be most beneficial but tea tree oil and lavender oil are also known to soothe and help the healing process.
2 || Aloe Vera Gel
When applied 2-3 times a day, aloe vera can help lighten stretch marks and burn marks. Ideally you should grow aloe vera and apply the gel to your skin directly, but if that's not possible then make sure you buy an organic aloe vera gel, which is transparent in color and not green.
3 || Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is the beauty vitamin, it causes scars to fade; you can just cut open Vitamin E capsules and use the oil to massage the scar. Heaven!
4 || Lemons
Vitamin C in lemon generally helps lighten marks and scars but avoid using them if the scar is fresh because they interfere with the healing process.
5 || Shea Butter
Shea butter’s powerful antioxidant properties make it an excellent healer for scars.
6 || Vaseline
Vaseline helps lighten the scars and diminish their appearance.
7 || Honey
There are different types of honey out there that serve as scar healers. Mostly in face packs that cleanse and moisturise skin. It can be used to reduce the scars as well.
8 || Licorice Root Extract
This extract has strong anti-inflammatory properties that accelerate skin renewal and lighten the skin.
9 || Silicone
Silicone is a powerful and effective FDA approved material that can be used to treat C-section scars. Silicone hydrates the incision and reduces scarring and other symptoms such as redness, sensitivity, burning, swelling and itching.
10 || Bee Venom
Bee venom contains hyaluronidase and other substances, which can soften scar tissue, but caution must be taken with this treatment as some people are allergic to bee venom and may develop anaphylaxis when exposed.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a firm believer in bee venom and she got rid of her scar using it.
The 44-year-old shared that, "The doctor stings you [with a live bee] like it's an acupuncture needle. I had it done on my cesarean scar…I had some buckling in the scar, and it really evened it out."