As promised I wanted to update everyone on my experience with New Gel + in treating my year old c-section scar. You can read how I started using the product here.
I started wearing the silicone strips about six weeks ago literally ALL DAY. I would just take them off to wash and give my cesarean area a little breather. The strips are so pliable and comfortable that it truly felt like I wasn't wearing anything which make this process super simple.
The strips come precut and ready to go. The side that you put on your scar is a bit gummy and adheres easily to the skin. I never had issues with the strips coming off because of sweat or just losing its adherence.
After close to six weeks of using the strips I could see that the redness of my scar had lightened which was definitely the first thing you would see when looking at my abdomen area. My scar had become a keloid and was raised which was probably my biggest concern. I think with the gel strips has helped lessen the inflamed look, but it's still a bit raised. I'm going to continue using the strips for another 1-2 months to see if the silicone strips will help with the raising.
The only other note so far is that I did get some itching or irritation from the scar, but again, I think that's because I used them ALL DAY. The itching was only every once in a while..nothing crazy. I think it's totally warranted with having something foreign on your body for so many hours in the day.
Overall, I'm happy with the results so far and am looking to see how another month will be. I honestly think that if I had started the regimen right after my surgery I would probably not have had the redness and keloid to begin with. Working with a year old scar must be harder than a fresh one.
Anywho, I'm going to keep it up and update you guys in another month.
Anyone else doing anything to help with their c-section scars?