Mummy Makeover: The non-surgical cosmetic procedures you’ll want to know about post-pregnancy.


Mummy Makeover: The non-surgical cosmetic procedures you’ll want to know about post-pregnancy.


By Emily Ruse,  Deputy Registered Manager


Pregnancy is an amazing thing. You have just created and brought into the world a real, breathing, beautiful new life. But, while you may have just performed a miracle, pregnancy can be tough on a woman’s body. From the rapid weight gain (and subsequent loss) to expanding skin, to an eight-pound infant pressing against your internal organs for months on end – it’s no wonder many women are left with some degree of battle scarring to show for it!

Those battle scars are a mark of what you’ve achieved and the journey your body has gone through, something you should be proud of. And while excess skin, stretch marks or changes to your breasts aren’t anything you should feel self-conscious about, sometimes women do want to improve these things, for their own self-esteem.

Women have been turning to surgery for years to reclaim body confidence – but technology is advancing more and more each year and new treatments are constantly appearing in the industry which is making it easier and faster than ever before to look (and feel) your best post-pregnancy, without having to go under the knife.

 

+ For the post-partum face:

HydroJet Aquafacial with Dermaplaning

When can you do it? Immediately after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Thanks to all the changes in your hormones, lack of sleep and quite often poor diet, our skin can take a bit of a battering after pregnancy. The HydroJet Aquafacial is a deep, exfoliating treatment which targets everything from pigmentation through to fine lines and acne. The HydroJet is a soothing facial which deep cleans and exfoliates the skin by comfortably removing layers of dead skin cells – leaving it hydrated, exfoliated and refreshed. Add in Dermaplaning to leave the skin soft and oh-so-smooth.

 

+ For stretch marks:

RF Microneedling

When can you do it? Six to eight weeks after breastfeeding to allow hormone levels to return to normal.

Stretch marks affect a whopping 90% of women. They’re scars which can form when collagen and elastin fibres tear during puberty, pregnancy, or significant weight gain or loss which occurs in a short period of time.

Not only down to the stretching of the skin, stretch marks may also occur when elevated levels of hormones called glucocorticoids are produced by the adrenal gland. Those hormones are what can cause the collagen and elastin fibres to tear when the skin is stretched.

RF Microneedling consists of microneedles which are driven directly into the skin to a certain depth (0.2mm-3.0mm) and radiofrequency (RF) energy is then released inside the skin. Minimally invasive RF thermal energy creates fractional electrocoagulation in the dermis which facilitates a natural wound healing process promoting the remodelling of collagen.

Co2 Laser Resurfacing

When can you do it? Six to eight weeks after breastfeeding to allow hormone levels to return to normal.

The laser works to remove the stretch mark scar tissue by drilling many minuscule holes (thinner than a human hair) deep into the dermis and simultaneously delivering heat to shrink and close these tiny holes.

Co2 Laser light will also contract old collagen in the skin and the wound healing process will stimulate the production of new collagen. This will improve the skin tone and texture which continues for 3-6 months after the procedure.

 

+ For the Stomach:

Velashape

When can you do it? Six months after delivery (subject to satisfactory consultation) and when breastfeeding has finished.

After having children, the abdominal tightness you once had often vanishes and, no matter how many sit-ups you do, you often find that you can’t achieve the same tone as before. This means you’re left with the lax, loose skin which often occurs when a belly has been stretched to the limit for nine months.

Only one thing up until now is pretty much guaranteed to bring it all back: abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck). But now, a new device called Velashape promises to tighten and tone without the risks and downtime of going under the knife.

The Velashape combination of infra-red, powerful bi-polar radio frequency, mechanical massage and the pulsed vacuum cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibres. This results in skin laxity reduction, body sculpting and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture. In addition, the mechanical massage assists lymphatic drainage and helps soften stiffened tissue fibres while vacuum massage also dilates local capillaries, oxygenates the tissues and helps boost metabolism.

 

+ For the vagina and pelvic floor:

MonaLisa Touch

When can you do it? Three months after pregnancy and when breastfeeding has finished.

One in two women will suffer some level of pelvic floor dysfunction following childbirth. Whether you’re too scared to sneeze, or not enjoying sex as much as you should be, issues with the pelvic floor can cause discomfort in our lives, and until now, have taken a lot of work to try and overcome.

Traditionally those seeking help for pelvic floor issues were encouraged to try regular, gentle exercises which, unless women were prepared to go down the surgical route, was the only option, other than simply living with symptoms.

MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the reproduction of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and increased blood flow to the vaginal wall which helps patients find relief from urinary incontinence, dryness and other symptoms of vaginal atrophy.

The treatment lasts for around five minutes and in as little as 30 days after the treatment, the regeneration of new tissue in the vaginal wall builds a naturally stronger vaginal structure and the protective mucosa recovers lost volume, hydration and elasticity.


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