Two weeks after surgery your C-section scar should be healing, but it can take from six weeks to three months before you’re
fully healed. There are some things you can do during the healing process to help improve the appearance of your scar:

  • Always keep your scar clean. Wash the area under running tap water, saline (a salt water solution) or use an alcohol-free wipe.*
  • Avoid too much exposure to the sun. Scar tissue is very sensitive, this makes it very easy for scars to get sunburnt.**
  • Extremes of temperature can make itchy scars worse particularly heat so avoid very hot baths or showers.**
  • Applying a silicone gel such as KELO-COTE® Advanced formula to a healed cut will keep the wound hydrated and prevent it from drying out.

Kelo-Cote® Scar Treatment

KELO-COTE® gel is an advanced formula silicone treatment for the management and prevention of scars. It helps soften, flatten and smooth raised scars whilst maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the skin. It also reduces discolouration and redness whilst relieving the itching, discomfort and pain associated with scars. KELO-COTE® can be used on old and new scars. The recommended minimum treatment time is 60 to 90 days.

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How Kelo-cote® Works

Kelo-cote® Benefits

Helps to soften and flatten scars
Reduces redness
Relieves itching and discomfort
Can be used under make up
Suitable for children and adults
Transparent and odourless (non-UV products)
Waterproof and flexible
Clinically proven
Day and night protection
For old and new scars
UV sun protection with SPF 30 (UV gel only)


  • QHow soon can I use it after surgery?AIt is best to use KELO-COTE® after the wound has healed and there are no scabs remaining.
  • QWill it make my scar disappear?AWe can not guarantee that KELO-COTE® will make your scar disappear completely. The formula is designed to improve the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar.
  • QIs it suitable for children?AKELO-COTE® is suitable for use on children.
  • QHow long do I need to use KELO-COTE® for?AThe recommended minimum treatment time is 60 to 90 days.
  • QDoes KELO-COTE® offer sun protection for my scar?AKELO-COTE® Scar Gel UV has added SPF 30 to protect scars from the aggravating effects of the sun.
  • QWill people notice KELO-COTE® on my skin?AKELO-COTE® spray and gel are colourless and invisible when dry.


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