We understand that post-pregnancy hormones can appear at the worst times but luckily, there are ways to help reduce or eliminate those postnatal skin problems. In this article, we’re here to help address the post-pregnancy skin woes faced by moms!
P/S: Before you take on any treatments, consult our doctor on the recommended treatments needed to achieve that youthful look!
Melasma is famously known as the mask of pregnancy. It is caused by an increase of melanin production and is caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors like sun exposure. Asians are prone to be affected on areas like:
- Nasal Bridge
- Upper Lips
- Jaw Line
One of our recommended treatments is Pico Laser. It usually helps remove pigmentation like melasma, sun spots, age spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentations, solar lentigo, hori’s nevus and tattoos.
Pico Laser works by sending ultra-short pulses of energy to the treatment area. The laser shatters the pigments or particles on the skin which are then naturally metabolized by the body. Despite the pulses of energy being highly concentrated, the laser’s effect is gentle onto the outer layer of the skin.
Benefits of Pico Laser:
- Remove Pigmentation & Acne Scars
- Brightens Dull & Aging Skin
- Reduce Enlarged Pores
- Low Downtime & Pain
Facial Fat/Swelling on the Face
Chubby cheeks or faces sometimes are an unwelcome surprise after pregnancy. Oftentimes, women find it difficult to lose weight after birth despite breastfeeding and might continue to gain weight. It could also be caused by stress hormones that promote weight gain or even have a low thyroid function after pregnancy.
A little extra facial fat is unavoidable after giving birth but there are ways to help reduce swelling on the face which is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). It is known as a non-invasive facelift.
The treatment is used to heat up the SMAS layer with heat-induced clotting which helps stimulate collagen and tightening the SMAS layer that results in a face lifting effect. The focused beams can help melt the unwanted facial fats in the jowl and the jawline while firming the skin. The treatment has no downtime at all.
Benefits of HIFU:
- Melt Facial Fat
- Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Tighten Sagging SKin
- Removes Double Chin
Next up is Thermage FLX which is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) therapy that helps smoothen, tighten and contour your skin for an overall younger looking appearance.
The treatment uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate deep into the skin layers. The treatment areas are heated for collagen remodeling and then stimulate new collagen growth which results in a more youthful looking skin. Result is long lasting too.
- Collagen Stimulation
- Face Lifting & Jawline Sculpting
- Reduce appearance of wrinkles
- Zero Downtime & Pain
Stretch marks are common amongst pregnant women. They occur through the tearing of the dermis and leave a scar. They are difficult to remove and most of the time, even over the counter creams are not fully effective in removing them completely. That is why certain aesthetic treatments are conducted.
Secret RF is a microneedling treatment that combines the use of fine, insulated needles and radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat and effectively reach the deeper layers of the skin. It encourages collagen synthesis in the treatment area. The body will then regenerate new, healthy skin cells, collagen and elastin as it strives to repair the micro-injuries brought on by Secret RF. This helps restore the stretch marks’ damaged collagen around the area.
Benefits of Secret RF:
- Boost Collagen Stimulation
- Reduce Stretch Marks
- Improves Skin Texture
- Removes Scars & Pores
Besides facial fat, Thermage FLX is another treatment radiofrequency treatment that helps in smoothing, tightening and contouring body areas for an overall younger-looking appearance. This is definitely another suitable treatment for stretch marks. If you have decided against surgery, thermage is a good alternative option to help reduce stretch marks on your belly.
As mentioned, the radiofrequency energy helps with collagen stimulation and you will notice changes will occur gradually as your skin improves. The full effects can easily be seen for about 6 months and the results usually last for a year. However, your skin’s state, your life-style, and the aging process will naturally determine how long it will last.
Skin is made of collagen and elastin so it stretches and expands with weight gain. Once it is stretched, the skin may have trouble returning to its original shape.
We understand it can be emotionally frustrating for women to want their bodies to go back to their pre-pregnancy days but remember that your body just did an amazing thing by giving birth, so go easy on yourself.
Here’s how you can help firm up those sagging skin.
Clatuu Alpha Fat Freeze is one of the latest generation cryolipolysis/fat freeze machines for body contouring and fat reduction. The treatment effectively eliminates fat bulges on the body that do not respond to exercise and proper diet.
There will be a cooling device applied onto the subcutaneous fat layer without damaging the surrounding tissue. Because of its versatility, the device has a variety of handpieces that target specific areas of the body (tummy, arms, thighs etc) to freeze the fats.
Benefits of Clatuu Alpha Fat Freeze:
- Non-Invasive & Non-Surgical
- Treatment Area at any angle
- Low Downtime
Not only it can target the face but Venus Legacy can also target the body which is another suitable option to address sagging skin and even stubborn fat areas. It combines VariPulse™ technology with (MP)2 energy, causing it to travel deeper into the skin resulting in increased blood circulation, reduction in fat cell volume and tighter skin.
The heat generated gradually increases but the temperature will be kept at a comfortable level. The treatment will take around 30 minutes depending on the area of treatment. Other than a little warmth and slight redness, there are no other side effects once you’re done with the treatment.
Benefits of Venus Legacy:
- Skin Tightening
- Fat & Cellulite Reduction
- No Downtime & Pain
- Suitable for all Skin Types
Bounce Back from Pregnancy
These treatments provided can be effective and coupled with a good diet and plenty of rest will definitely help you overcome your post-pregnancy skin ailments. Drop us a call today and we will assist you with the best treatments.
This body grew a human and brought it into the world, that is something to celebrate about. The joys of motherhood are abundant and that is something beautiful.