A Cesarean section is a surgical childbirth option that is typically referred to as a c-section, resulting in an abdominal scar. There are a variety of reasons a c-section may performed, based on benefits to the mother and child.
How Are Fractional Lasers Different from Other Lasers?
Fractional lasers treat a fraction of the skin at a time, using microscopic columns of laser light. This leaves surrounding areas untouched and healing time is minimized. Fractional lasers are effective for all skin types.
What to Expect from the a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Procedure
First, the skin will be cleaned and topical anesthetic will be applied to minimize the intense sensation of heat experienced during treatment. After about 60 minutes, the CO2 laser will be applied. Depending on the size of the c-section scar, the procedure may take from 10 to 30 minutes. Afterward, it may feel like it was sunburned, but will feel better in 1 to 3 days.
How Much Does Treatment Cost and How Many Treatments Will Be Needed?
CO2 laser treatments cost an average of $1,000, but vary depending on the size of the c-section scar. Best results are seen with 2 treatments, spaced 6 months apart.
Where Can I Get Fraxel Laser Treatment?
Dr. Bobby Buka can perform CO2 laser treatment to minimize the look of your c-section scar at his office in New York City.