If you have children, you certainly do not need anyone telling you about the physical changes related to pregnancy. Once your kids have moved past the infant and toddler stages, finally sleeping through the night and even going to preschool during the day, you may finally start feel a little bit like old yourself again. The problem is, you may not look like your pre-baby self.
Even if you had good luck loosing the baby weight, you might be still struggling to get into your pre-pregnancy skinny jeans, thanks to some stubborn areas of fat. Stretch marks might extend across your abdomen. To top it all off, you may even start seeing furrows between your eyebrows or lines at the corners of your eyes, from so many facial expressions.
While you wouldn’t trade your precious child for the world, you can still dream about getting your pre-baby body back. Luckily, that is possible. Even better, there is no need to undergo surgery or an extensive Mommy Makeover to get back to your youthful silhouette. With just a few minimally invasive treatments, you can see the old you shining through once again.
Beat the Post-Baby Bulge with CoolSculpting
Many women see their skin bounce back after pregnancy, but still notice some extra baby-fat that won’t go away. Even working out regularly and eating a healthy diet make little change. If doing crunches and going for runs isn’t banishing the post-pregnancy fat, a treatment such as CoolSculpting will.
CoolSculpting can be ideal for mothers who have just a small amount of unwanted fat in the stomach area. The treatment focuses on one location at a time, allowing you to target just your abdomen. One session can removes up to 20% of the fatty tissue in a single treatment.
A session of CoolSculpting typically takes an hour, and doesn’t involve much downtime. You can have your CoolSculpting treatment in the early afternoon, then head over to the preschool to pick up your child immediately afterwards. CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells in the target area. The frigid temperature will destroy the fat cells, which are then naturally flushed out of your body over the next few months.
One additional benefit of CoolSculpting, aside from the fabulous results and limited downtime, is that it can be repeated, if needed. It’s not like a full Mommy Makeover, which is normally recommended a woman wait on until they are finished having children. CoolSculpting can be repeated for a greater reduction in fat, or at later date, after another baby comes along.
Erase the Stretch Marks with the Fraxel Laser
Stretch marks are another often unwanted change that can happen to the body during pregnancy. The marks appear when an area must expand very quickly, but the skin actually doesn’t have time to grow — instead, it stretches, causing damage to the collagen. This process leads to the development of pink or red streaks, also known as stretch marks. Then, as these lines age, they may turn a whitish color.
While it can be difficult, if not impossible, to fully remove stretch marks, particularly ones that have been there for some time, treatments such as Fraxel can help makes the lines less visible. The Fraxel laser works by restoring collagen in the dermal layer of the skin.
The Fraxel laser provides several benefits over other stretch mark treatment options. It is non-ablative, so it doesn’t damage the healthy, outer layer of skin. Also, the recovery period after a Fraxel treatment is much shorter compared to that of many laser treatments or microdermabrasion.
Banish Facial Lines with Botox Cosmetic
Having a baby might have made you incredibly happy, but your face may not be showing it. Perhaps those late nights getting up to feed the baby have left you with creases on your forehead. All of the smiling and laughing at your baby’s cuteness may have led to more deeply etched Crow’s Feet.
Once you’ve weaned your children, you might be ready for a treatment that will help ease some of those parental lines. Botox injections can help fade lines caused by repetitive muscle movements, such as your Crow’s Feet, forehead creases, and Frown Lines. The injectable lasts for around three months, after which you can repeat the treatment as needed. Another benefit of Botox is that treatment takes around 15 minutes with almost no downtime. You can leave your child with the sitter, get your treatment, and then quickly get back to your life.
Dr. Paul Vitenas and the experienced staff at Mirror, Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston offer a variety of non-surgical treatments that are perfect for moms who want to get their pre-baby back. To learn more about Botox Cosmetic, Fraxel, or CoolSculpting, call (281) 810-9093 for an appointment today.