So, you are ready to give birth and the big day arrives, and you’ve been told you will need to have a C-section. You’re aware that you are at high risk of keloid scarring, which will undoubtedly occur sometime after your procedure. But what can you do? Surgical procedures that are necessary and not elective can be one of the biggest causes of keloid scarring, as we have not been able to choose that particular skin trauma.
We can choose whether to have a piercing or tattoo, we can try and be careful in situations where we may experience a skin wound and can treat acne comprehensively in an attempt to prevent keloid scarring. However, giving birth can mean undergoing surgery such as a C-section. For the health of ourselves and our unborn child, when we are advised this is necessary, we must accept the medical advice offered to us.
At The London Keloid Scar Clinic, we specialise in the treatment and reduction of keloid, hypertrophic and surgical scars. We offer a range of treatments and solutions for their immediate removal and management long-term.
What is a keloid scar?
A keloid scar is a scar that forms around a surgical injury, scratch, piercing, chickenpox scar or even acne scars. They can become enlarged, bumpy and much larger than the original skin wound that was once there. They range in colour from brown to pinkish-red and may be lighter or darker than the natural skin tone. If you are susceptible to keloid scars, you would have probably had this from birth, as keloid scarring can be genetic. Anyone can experience keloid scarring, regardless of skin type.
Keloids won’t go away on their own and can develop several months, even years after the original skin wound occurs. Treating a keloid scar must be undertaken by a medical professional trained in this protocol; your doctor understands how keloids can be effectively treated or managed as keloids can behave very differently from normal scars.
Which treatments are available for keloid scars after a C-section?
At The London Keloid Scar Clinic, we offer only proven, medical-grade treatments for the removal or management of keloid scars following a C-section. These include surgical removal and subsequent steroid injections, laser treatments, combination treatments (surgery, steroids, pressure patches, chemotherapy, radiation and topical creams). Your protocol would depend on the size of your C-section as to the advice our medical professionals will offer you for treatment.
In a no-obligation consultation, we will examine your C-section keloid scar and formulate a treatment plan that best suits your requirements and budget. It might be that the treatment takes several weeks to a few months to complete, with ongoing management and regular follow-up visits, to help you to prevent new keloid scarring from occurring. However we decide to treat your C-section keloid scar, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of some of the most expert practitioners in their field and who understand and care about your unique and individual needs.
C-section scar treatment in London
Treating a keloid scar following a C-section is only successful if approached as a partnership between our practitioners here at the clinic and your investment in maintaining any aftercare that would need to be conducted at home. With both sides routing for success and with the state-of-the-art techniques and treatments we offer here at The London Keloid Scar Clinic, we can successfully treat your C-section scar and help to prevent further occurrences, so you can enjoy motherhood and regain that ‘yummy mummy body-confidence, for good!
Contact our scar clinic, located on London’s famous Harley Street, for more information or to get a consultation booked in with a member of our friendly team. You can also view our finance information and get an online quote from The London Keloid Scar Clinic.