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Treatments for Belly Scars & C Section or Surgery Scars


People develop belly scars for many reasons: they may have undergone a difficult

pregnancy before that caused their belly to develop stretch marks and scars. Or perhaps they underwent an operation such as surgery on a hernia or on some internal organs.


See a good doctor first - Dermatologist


It is important to find a dermatologist who understands your need to have your belly scars removed. There are some doctors who will simply tell you to ignore the scars; and then there are others who know that people like you prefer to have a blemish-free belly. A good

dermatologist will be able to tell you whether your belly scars can be removed, and the appropriate ways to remove them.


Possible scar removal treatments


If you are going to go through surgery, it is important to take antibiotics so that your wounds will heal properly without much scarring. A wound that is infected will most likely develop thick belly scars that are difficult to remove.


You can opt for silicone based scar sheets which are available in your local pharmacy for use at home. Scar sheets have to be employed for a minimum of 8 weeks. Each scar sheet has to be placed on the treatment area for at least 12 hours daily then the sheet has to be replaced every 3 to 4 days. A scar which does not fade or completely go away after the 8 weeks are over will probably not be cleared up by a scar sheet.


Some manufacturers have produced scar removal ointments and gels which make scars fade or disappear altogether.


Alpha hydroxy acid is a fairly well-accepted and common treatment for scar removal. Usually, people use it for their faces to remove blemishes and acne scars, but it can be employed for the removal of belly scars as well. But do not expect instant results because scars are composed of a very tough and fibrous layer of dermal skin called fibroblasts which do not get broken down very easily.


Dermabrasion is another procedure you can resort to. This procedure entails scraping away a very thin layer of the surface of your skin, including parts of the scarred area. Laser surgery acts on the same principle as dermabrasion but relies on high-intensity lasers rather than a sharp revolving blade to remove the skin surface. Chemical peeling is another technique that operates on the same lines as dermabrasion and laser surgery but relies on the use of certain

skin-friendly chemicals to induce peeling of the surface layer of skin on the affected area.


It is important to bear in mind that, regardless of which scar removal solution you select, there are risks you might face. So ask your dermatologist for sound medical advice.


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