Scar Treatment for New Mothers | Biodermis

Scar Treatment for New Mothers |

There are several ways that new mothers might obtain a scar post-partum. The first is from having a C-section pregnancy which results in a scar in the lower part of the abdomen. The other is by having plastic surgery to help contour the body to its pre pregnancy shape. Such surgery may include breast procedures, mommy makeovers, and tummy tucks. Not all new mothers opt for cosmetic procedures and many may not need it, but it is an option if pregnancy has left unwanted changes to the body. If you are a new mother who has acquired a scar along the way, you may be wondering what the safest and most effective scar treatment is.

Continue reading to learn more about post-pregnancy scar therapy and what options are available to you.

Scar treatment safety and efficacy

The first priority when choosing a scar therapy product for you, as a new mother, should be safety. You want to make sure that what you are putting on your skin is not only safe for you, but for your newborn baby as well. Some options on the market today contain dubious ingredients like onion extract and other additives that aren’t safe to have around infants. Many surgeons and dermatologists today recommend silicone gel ointment and sheeting to their surgery patients. Doctors trust the safety and efficacy of silicone for scars because it has been used for over 30 years and is backed by numerous clinical trials.

Silicone gel contains 100% silicone as its primary ingredient. Silicone is used safely in many different cosmetic and medical products because it is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. This means that you are not prone to developing a reaction when using a silicone based product. When deciding on a scar therapy product, be sure to choose one that contains only silicone, as many brands like to add unnecessary ingredients. Silicone is not a pharmaceutical drug so it will not lead to any side-effects or counteract the effects of other drugs taken. Silicone works through two mechanisms of action: dermal hydration and collagen regulation. This allows the user to create an optimal healing environment for the scar site, otherwise known as homeostasis. With proper daily use for 8-12 weeks, the user should see a decrease in scar height and discoloration.

The reason silicone gel is the ideal product for scar therapy is that it can come in various forms designed specifically for every scar type. Breast augmentation or breast lift scars, for instance, can be treated effectively with silicone gel sheeting with pre-cut shapes to fit the length and size of the scar. C-section and tummy tuck scars can be fitted with Epiderm C-strips and long strips. Each gel sheet can be cut down to size if needed. An alternative to silicone sheeting is the Prosil silicone scar stick. As with the sheet, the scar stick can be used on any scar type with the added benefits of convenience and ease of use. For a full skin care experience, new mothers may find the Dermasof skin repair serum to be helpful in not only combating scars, but stretchmarks and wrinkles as well.

Biodermis is an innovative market leader with 30 years of expertise in the medical silicone industry. Visit today to explore a complete range of scar management and post-operative care solutions.

Biodermis offers custom tailored referral programs designed to simplify and reduce the cost of your patients' post-op care. Additionally, we offer professional pricing if you opt to retail our products. Give us a call at 800.322.3729, and we will be happy to provide additional details on these programs.