For caesarean awareness month, Kezia Parkins asks the experts about the best ways to soften, heal and improve the appearance and adhesion of caesarean section scar tissue in an aesthetic clinic setting.
Named after Julius Caesar, who was said to be one of the first to be delivered this way, the invasive Caesarean section (or C-section) technique has been around for centuries, in which time technology and medical advancement have made them far safer and considerably less traumatic to the mother’s body.
So much so that the C-section has also become an option for mothers who may not want to give birth naturally for various reasons. According to data from NHS Maternity Statistics, in the UK between 2018 and 2019, 52% of deliveries were spontaneous vaginal births, 11% had instrumental assistance, 15% were elective C-sections and 19% were emergencies.
Still, the scar left after delivery, whether elective or emergency, can come with a host of impacts while healing, both physical and mental.
Cryotherapy for C-section scars
Lenka Anthony, says that the bottom line is that the correct treatment of a C-section scar varies from patient to patient however at Tempus Belgravia she typically would start the cesarean scar treatment journey with the Gelida Cryo 21 device to aid the removal of any additional adipose tissue around the scar itself. “This treatment will also help to tighten the area which will both lift the skin around the scar as well as help to improve the appearance of the scar itself,” she says.
“I think it is amazing that we have this month of awareness for mothers who have had a C-section… the scar is not just an issue of aesthetics,” concludes Paradis who hopes for increased education and understanding around the health impacts of the procedure that can be greatly improved with non-invasive intervention.
Thank you to Aesthetic Medicine and Professional Beauty for featring Cryo 21 in this Article.