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 help prevent it from drying out.

Whether you’re due to have a C-section or you’ve already had one, you don’t want to be worrying about your scar when you’re enjoying life with your baby.

So do what other Mums have done over the last 20 years – trust KELO-COTE®’s advanced formula gel to help prevent, treat and reduce the appearance of your C-section scar.

Not only is it clinically-proven to help improve the appearance of existing hypertrophic and keloid scars in around 82% of patients, it’s also proven to help prevent scarring in up to 67% of surgery patients after just four months of twice-daily treatment.

You can also use it to help reduce discolouration and redness whilst relieving the itching, discomfort and pain associated with C-section scars.

And because we know you might have your hands full, you can also buy KELO-COTE® on Amazon or Find out more below.

NB The recommended minimum treatment period is 60 to 90 days. KELO-COTE® can be used on both new and old scars up to four years old

Download our free guide to living with your c-section scar

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How Kelo-cote® Works

KELO-COTE Products

Where to buy

You can buy KELO-COTE® online at Amazon,, and Dermacare Direct or at your local pharmacy.

Kelo-cote® Benefits

Helps soften and flatten scars
Helps reduce redness, relieves itching and discomfort
Suitable for adults and children 3 months +
Transparent and odourless (non-UV products)
Waterproof and flexible
Suitable for sensitive skin (non-UV products)
Clinically proven
Day and night protection (2 x day applications)
For scars up to 4 years old
UV sun protection with SPF 30 (UV gel only)


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Our easy to use, fast drying gel helps soften and flatten raised scars and reduce redness.

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KELO-COTE<sup>®</sup> Scar Gel UV product Image


All the benefits of our standard gel but with added UV protection to help protect scars from the aggravating effects of the sun.

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KELO-COTE® Scar Spray

Our spray is convenient for use on large scars and hard to reach areas.

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Kelo-Cote® is delighted to support smile train

We’ve partnered up with Smile Train, an international children’s charity who believe every child deserves access to safe and quality cleft repair treatment.

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  • How soon can I use KELO-COTE® after injury? It is best to use KELO-COTE® after the wound has healed and there are no scabs remaining, or after your sutures are removed. With burns you need to wait until the skin has healed over.
  • Can I use it on old scars as well? Yes, you can use it on both old scars up to 4 years’ old and new scars.
  • Is KELO-COTE® waterproof? Yes, KELO-COTE® is waterproof.
  • Do I need to wash my scar before or after using KELO-COTE®? Make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying KELO-COTE®. After your stitches, clips and dressings have been removed you should be able to wash normally.
  • Will people notice KELO-COTE® on my skin? KELO-COTE® spray and gel are colourless and invisible when dry. KELO-COTE® UV is slightly cloudy due to the inclusion of the UV filters.
  • Will KELO-COTE® make my scar disappear? KELO-COTE® advanced formula is designed to improve the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar. We cannot guarantee that it will make your scar disappear completely.
  • Is KELO-COTE® suitable for children? Yes, KELO-COTE® is suitable for use on children from 3 months of age.
  • How long do I need to use KELO-COTE® for? The recommended minimum treatment time is 60 to 90 days.
  • Does KELO-COTE® offer sun protection for my scar? KELO-COTE® Scar Gel UV has added SPF 30 to help protect scars from the aggravating effects of the sun. It is important to reapply sun protection to the scar.


You can buy KELO-COTE® direct from online stores including Amazon and many high street pharmacists. Take a look at the full list below.

AL/3800m/05.19/0.001. Date of preparation: September 2019