There’s nothing more beautiful in this world than the arrival of a baby human, but the process by which that little miracle gets here is anything but “beautiful.” 😂
The effects that pregnancy can have on your body and skin are profound – so profound, in fact, it’s a wonder we even snap back at all! 🤰
If you’ve had a baby before, then you know: You know all about the breakouts, stretch marks, bladder leakage and overall trauma your body endures for nine long months.
Then, once the baby is born, navigating postpartum body changes can be just as challenging, especially if it’s your first pregnancy and you don’t quite know what to expect.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself asking the following questions about your postpartum body:
- How do you fix postpartum incontinence?
- How do you get rid of loose belly skin after pregnancy?
- How do you tighten your vagina after childbirth?
- Will my pelvic floor recover from childbirth?
Yes, a few of these topics are just a tad personal 😉, but they’re also common body changes during pregnancy that most women experience and all women should be aware of.
Here at AesthetiCare, we understand the importance of postpartum care as well as self-care during pregnancy, which is why we’ve put together 10 postpartum recovery tips that are ideal for new mamas looking to revitalize their skin and body after pregnancy. 🙌
Postpartum Body Care Treatments
#1 diVa Laser
Defy urinary incontinence with the most advanced vaginal rejuvenation laser currently on the market – diVa.
Postpartum incontinence is a common experience for new moms due to the expansion of their pelvic floor as they give birth. The combination of these stretched muscles and pregnancy hormones running haywire can often result in weakened bladder control.
“Anytime I sneeze or laugh, a little pee comes out.”
This has become the catchphrase for moms who believe they’re doomed to deal with urinary incontinence forever, but as you’ll learn from this short testimonial, that couldn’t be further from the truth!
Everything changes after you’ve had a baby, and sex is no exception.
When it comes to postpartum sex, it’s common for women to experience excessive dryness, hot flashes and often pain.
While there’s no designated waiting period for when you can engage in sex after giving birth, you want your first time back in the saddle to be enjoyable! And this is where the Emsella treatment comes in.
Before we go any further, however, check out this brief Emsella Treatment demo with Matt and Kathy Taranto.
Completely noninvasive, Emsella can drastically increase your sexual experience and help you regain overall confidence in the areas of:
- Pelvic floor
- Urinary urgency
- Urinary leakage
- Urinary frequency
- Sexual health
For the greatest possible results, you can combine the treatments of Emsella and diVa, since they work incredibly well for rebuilding your pelvic floor and treating vaginal tissue.
Ever heard of diastasis recti? 🤔
Basically, it’s a super technical term to describe a super common condition experienced by pregnant and postpartum women: the stretching of six-pack ab muscles. When pregnant, it’s common for the rectus abdominis muscles to weaken and separate due to the body stretching to such an extent for an extended period of time. When this separation happens, the stomach can stick out or appear to have a bulge. Thankfully, Emsculpt is the perfect treatment to combat this common by-product of postpartum pregnancy.
Emsculpt is a body-sculpting treatment that uses electromagnetic technology to create supramaximal contractions in the targeted area. Studies show a 16% average increase in muscle mass following Emsculpt treatments.
Treating your glutes with Emsculpt results in a nice, plump lift, while the use of Emsculpt on your abs results in the destruction of fat and improved muscle strength.
If you’re curious to learn more about this treatment, then check out this Emsculpt live demo.
Is your main concern getting rid of loose belly skin after pregnancy?
If so, then consider CoolSculpting your go-to postpartum treatment! CoolSculpting is the process of eliminating stubborn belly fat and loose belly skin following pregnancy.
CoolSculpting can also be used to treat the following areas:
- Bra fat
- Unwanted fat
- Belly fat
- Inner and outer thighs
- Arm fat
- Double chin
Reclaim your pre-baby body with CoolSculpting electromagnetic technology – destroying fat cells at the source and ensuring they never come back.
CoolSculpting results (two treatments, seven cycles total)
Postpartum Skin Care Treatments
Is it possible to tighten loose skin after pregnancy?
When it comes to improving the look of stretch marks, microneedling with RF technology can work miracles on tightening skin on and around the stomach, helping to diminish the overall appearance of stretch marks.
Check out this live demo to see how radio frequency technology stimulates the production of natural collagen in your body.
stretch marks, treated 2 months post pregnancy; BBL + Intracel (microneedling RF); “AFTER” PHOTO TAKEN 18 MONTHS FOLLOWING TREATMENTS
Forever Young BBL is another great and non-invasive alternative for improving not only the look of stretch marks, but also the redness and dark skin spots acquired during pregnancy.
BBL treatment works by using BroadBand Light to stimulate new collagen growth in the skin for noticeable luminosity. BBL can be used on major areas of your body like the face, chest and back. There’s also no downtime associated with this treatment.
For postpartum breakouts and improving skin texture, look no further than the MOXI laser. Experience intense skin rejuvenation via non-ablative laser energy that revitalizes the overall texture of your skin and also treats the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
Treat your skin with MOXI and watch your pregnancy glow be replaced with beautifully glowing skin!
Corrective BBL + MOXI Bright results
Exfoliate and replenish your post-pregnancy skin with an AesthetiCare HydraFacial!
Our HydraFacial is a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime and treats the following skin conditionsthat are common during and after pregnancy:
- Enlarged pores
- Elasticity and firmness
HydraFacials deeply hydrate your skin by stimulating collagen and elastin proteins deep in your skin. Your skin may be a little pink following the procedure, but this should only last for a short time. Then you’re left with a fabulous glow!
#9 Vitamin C Serum
Be sure to use a Vitamin C serum every morning on your postpartum body to ensure visibly luminous skin following the birth of your little one. It protects your skin from pigmentation, discoloration and more with rich antioxidants designed to improve your skin’s natural radiance.
The Revision Vitamin C Lotion 30% 1 fl oz, formulated with THD ascorbate and vitamin C, is a great option as it brightens dull skin and reduces visible signs of aging.
#10 Hyaluronic Acid Serum
When you think hyaluronic acid, think hydration! By using a quality hyaluronic acid serum twice daily, your skin will appear supple, smooth and most importantly, healthy.
Our AC HA+ Firming Boost instantly quenches skin with 24-hour moisture that reduces visible signs of aging and protects your skin from UV rays and harsh pollutants while ensuring long-lasting hydration.
Skin Care Postpartum With Keila & Krissy
Now we’ve briefly discussed stretch marks, but as they’re the #1 nemesis of pregnancy, it bears repetition: No matter how many times you give birth, odds are you’ll experience stretch marks every time.
As this is Krissy’s first pregnancy, she plans to treat her stretch marks with Forever Young BBL to promote the production of new collagen in her skin and help lighten the appearance of red discoloration.
Can You Tell We Care About Pregnancy Self-Care? 😉
Hopefully, this information has demonstrated the importance of postpartum care in regards to your skin and body, because pregnancy definitely puts your body through the wringer!
Any of the treatments outlined in this article can replenish your skin and body in various wonderful ways after pregnancy.
If you are good to your skin and body, then your skin and body will be good to you.
While the pregnancy process isn’t always a pretty one, it most certainly is a miraculous one.
So, if you ever find yourself facing your postpartum body in the mirror with negative thoughts running through your mind, remember one thing:
Your body just brought a new life into this world! Give it a little time to bounce back. 😉
In the meantime, we’re here for all of your skin care and body care needs! A consultation is always the first step; simply schedule a virtual consultation or an in-person consultation and start pampering your beautiful postpartum body today!
About AesthetiCare MedSpa
AesthetiCare MedSpa has served the Kansas City metro area for more than 21 years. We provide a complimentary, one-hour consultation and skin evaluation to all interested clients to ensure each person receives the services needed to achieve their unique health goals.