Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) Treatment for Abdominal Scarring From a Caesarean Section

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Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) treatment is an effective solution for abdominal scarring from a caesarean section, also known as c-section, or caesarean delivery. Check out our most commonly asked PDL related questions and answers below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL)?


The Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) can improve c-section scar texture and color. The PDL uses a concentrated beam of safe yellow light to target blood vessels in the skin. The light heats the targeted blood vessels and eliminates them while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. PDL is a perfect solution for scars red in color.


Can I get rid of c-section scars naturally?


Unfortunately c-section scars will never fully go away on their own. The only way to fully remove these scars are with a laser treatment such as PDL.


Is PDL treatment painful?


You will feel a slight pinch during the treatment. Topical anesthetic is applied to the area to make the treatment tolerable.


How long do treatments last?


Treatments usually last less than 5 minutes, making it the perfect lunchtime treatment!


When will I see results?


Everybody is different but typically several treatments are often required to get results.