Post-Pregnancy Scars

Causes

Post pregnancy scars are obviously the scars that occur after a woman has given birth. These type of scars include stretch marks, C-section marks, and loose skin.

Treatments available

1.Laser Treatment: Laser treatment is a very effective method to get rid of post pregnancy scars. Scars like stretch marks, saggy skin and fine lines can be considerably reduced thanks to laser treatment.

2.Chemical Peeling: Chemical solutions are applied on those areas of the skin which contain post-pregnancy scars. This works in removing the topmost layer of skin which contain scars. New skin will appear and look much brighter than ever before.

Post-Pregnancy Scars

What to expect

This treatment is a laser resurfacing procedure which works by eliminating the outermost layer of the skin and restructuring the overlying skin. Under this process, a concentrated amount of light is used to facilitate the growth of new skin cells.

The chemical solution used on your skin to remove scars can cause slight irritation during the process. However, it is still very effective in removing post-pregnancy scars.

Time frame

Laser treatment for post pregnancy will require 5-6 sessions that will span around 3-4 months.

Chemical peels will take 2-5 sessions and will require a gap of 30 days between each session.

Side effects

The only side effects to laser treatment for post pregnancy scars include redness and itchiness on the skin. This will subside eventually.

Side effects to chemical peeling include temporary skin irritation and burning sensation.