Last Updated: 2/16/2017
There are many c-section scar care options but over the counter products that contain silicone are the only ones that have been clinically proven to help reduce c-section scars and increase healing.
Clinical trials show the best way to treat scars at home are with silicone sheets. While getting rid of scars completely is almost impossible, c-section scars can be improved. Over the counter silicone strips only address scarring but do not help with swelling, sensitivity and weakened tissue.
Doctors and scientists believe there are 4 factors that play a major role in effective scar treatment:
Below is more information on independent/clinical trials regarding scar care. Learn more about c-section scar recovery and how C-Panty can help you feel better faster.
Mustoe TA, et al. International clinical recommendations on scar management. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Aug;110(2):560-71.
“Silicone gel sheeting has been a widely used clinical management option for hypertrophic scars and keloids since the early 1980s. Despite initial skepticism, there is now good evidence of its efficacy and silicone gel sheeting has now become standard care for plastic surgeons.”
Ahn S, Monafo W, Mustoe T, Topical silicone gel for the prevention and treatment of hypertrophic scar. Arch Surg. 1991 Apr;126(4):499-504.
De Oliveira, V., et al.: Silicone versus nonsilicone gel dressings: a controlled trial. Dermatol Surg. 2001 Aug;27(8):721-6.
“SILICONE GEL DRESSINGS have been shown to be effective for the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars, as first described in 1983.1 They promote a decrease in scar size,2,3 volume,4 pain, itching, and erythema.5”
Van der Kerckhove, E. et al. Silicones in the rehabilitation of burns: a review and overview. Burns. 2001 May;27(3):205-14.