Motherhood is a beautiful journey that changes your life. However, it also changes your body. After delivery, it is normal to develop postpartum skin laxity in the abdomen. Postpartum skin laxity is actually a very common skin concern for new moms. And while it is sometimes impossible to avoid postpartum changes, there are non-surgical cosmetic treatments to help tighten loose skin. At Miami Skin and Vein, we use cutting-edge technology to help you treat your top postpartum problems with little to no downtime.
Understanding Postpartum Skin Laxity
Many women develop skin laxity in their abdominal area after having kids. They may also develop loose skin on their thighs and other areas. Hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, and simply carrying a developing baby during pregnancy are all factors that stretch the skin. Fortunately, non-surgical treatments, such as VBeam, Genius RF, and even some dermal fillers, can improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin. Several of these treatments can also help with associated concerns like redness and scarring.
Non-Surgical Skin Laxity Treatment
The Vbeam Perfecta laser is a revolutionary treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of redness and pigmented scars. This gentle pulsed-dye laser selectively targets areas of redness, scarring, and telangiectasias (broken capillaries). The Vbeam can be used on many areas of the body, including the lower abdomen to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and visible scarring (for example, from a C-section) after childbirth.
Lutronic Genius RF is a state-of-the-art treatment that utilizes controlled radiofrequency energy paired with microneedling to rejuvenate your skin. It works by stimulating collagen and elastin production in the deepest layers, which can improve the texture and tone of your skin. Genius RF treatments can be customized to address specific concerns, such as abdominal skin laxity, scars, and uneven texture.
Sculptra and Radiesse
Sculptra and Radiesse are injectable dermal fillers that boost collagen production. When diluted, both fillers can be injected to lift and tighten loose skin. They also provide long-lasting, natural-looking results that improve skin laxity and texture, making them a popular choice for postpartum skin rejuvenation. During a consultation, Dr. Patel will examine the proposed treatment areas and discuss whether Sculptra or Radiesse injections are right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Genius RF Safe for Everyone?
Yes. Genus RF is safe for all skin types. However, women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an ongoing skin infection should avoid treatment.
Who Should Avoid Sculptra and Radiesse Injections?
Both Sculptra and Radiesse are safe for most people. It is important to note that patients who have a history of keloid formation, have an active rash from psoriasis or eczema, or have a history of severe allergies should discuss this with Dr. Patel prior to treatment.
How Many VBeam Treatments Will I Need?
Every patient’s treatment plan is personalized to help them reach their aesthetic goals. In many cases, Dr. Patel will recommend four or more monthly treatments, equally spaced apart. Some patients choose to have regular maintenance appointments going forward.
Why Choose Miami Skin and Vein?
At Miami Skin and Vein, Dr. Shaun Patel is dedicated to helping all of his patients reach their aesthetic goals. In addition to personalizing your postpartum treatment plan, Dr. Patel delivers exceptional results while making patient safety a top priority. If you would like to learn more about postpartum skin tightening treatments in Florida, contact the office today at 786-618-5039.