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How to Tighten Loose Skin After Pregnancy?

At a certain point in all of our lives, the inevitable occurs: the signs of aging. From the heavy, sagging brows, wrinkles and creases to fine lines, crows feet, and extra skin on the face and extremities the effects can be frustrating. In a city where it’s easy to feel tired, why look it too? To counter these changes, there have been many surgical and non-surgical treatments available over the past few decades, but none as truly non-invasive as Ulthera.

Ulthera utilizes the 50+ year technology of the Ultrasound to specifically target loose skin. The machine sends sound waves, or energy, to the specified area. This energy heats to lift and tightens the skin without disturbing the quality of the surface skin. Not only this, but the Ulthera treatment also stimulates your body’s creation of new collagen, which will continue to help your skin achieve and maintain that smoother, more youthful appearance.

How Does Ulthera Work?

Dr. Rokhsar has been involved in official clinical studies of the Ulthera system and has been working with it since its inception. Having treated more patients than most physicians who are just learning about the system, he’s able to customize treatments to your specific needs and skin type. The results of his clinical trials have been stunning: patients have seen a remarkable tightening in their faces and even their elbows (a commonly forgotten yet obvious location for aging evidence).

The procedure takes only about 30-60 minutes with initial results visible immediately and final results visible in the following months as your body remodels naturally. Ulthera cannot replace the major transformations surgical treatments offer, but it can provide a quick and much easier means of turning back the clock. Because your own body does much of the work, the result is natural and won’t leave you looking stretched or overdone.

If it sounds too good to be true, you can see the results for yourself. Stop in and see the before-and-after photos or make an appointment to consult with Dr. Rokhsar on how Ulthera could assist you in looking young, rejuvenated, and refreshed!

Tighten Up Your Tummy After Pregnancy

During pregnancy, most women may feel like every inch of their body undergoes change. The natural and necessary weight gain and the skin stretching the body creates in order to make room for the baby can leave you with various stretch marks, excess weight, and loose skin.

For stretch marks around the torso and on the breasts, Fraxel laser resurfacing is an effective non-invasive treatment. This procedure is specially designed to treat deep, old stretch marks that have already turned silvery-white. It works by resurfacing the skin 20 to 30 percent at a time with micro-damage, which allows for rapid healing while eliminating the risk of rawness. For fresh, red or purple stretch marks, the VBeam pulse-dye laser will work to destroy damaged blood vessels that cause irregular pigment. The VBeam emits a concentrated beam at a specific wavelength to treat the concerned area effectively.

How Can I Get Rid of Excess Fat After Pregnancy?

For excess fat that is left behind after pregnancy, CoolSculpting and Liposonix are two reliable non-surgical treatments that are virtually painless and require minimal downtime. The CoolSculpting device uses extremely cold temperatures to freeze fat cells, which then naturally metabolize out of the body. Liposonix uses a similar non-invasive approach, but instead, it uses high-intensity ultrasound technology to target and heat fat around the abdomen and love handles, which will then naturally metabolize out of the body.

Another fat reduction treatment, which is minimally invasive, can provide patients with more drastic results, is laser liposuction. The widely-known liposuction vacuums fat out of pockets around the body, such as the thighs, hips, abdomen, and flanks.

Laser liposuction uses a similar approach except a laser is used to break down the fat prior to the vacuuming step in order to make it easier to extract, while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which will result in firmer, tighter and smoother skin with less bruising.

Want to know how to, not only get rid of stretch marks and excess fat but also how to tighten up the loose skin left behind? Contact us today and we will be happy to help!

Pregnancy and Its Effect on the Skin

A woman’s body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and even after they give birth. Weight gain is necessary in order to grow a healthy baby during pregnancy, however, the body isn’t used to the rapid increase in weight so the skin will be forced to stretch and test its limits. Post-pregnancy, the body begins to change again in order to readjust to its new shape.

The body once again changes and in many cases, women find that their bodies don’t go back to the way they were before the pregnancy. Whenever there is weight gain followed by weight loss, regardless of pregnancy, the elasticity in the skin can become damaged, which results in loose skin.

After such sudden stretching when the belly grows, the two top layers of the skin tear, which makes it more difficult to treat. The epidermis layer is responsible for pigment, cells, and protein. The dermis layer is composed of collagen and connection tissue, which is responsible for the elasticity in the skin. If the skin’s elasticity is overworked, it can result in saggy skin on the stomach, thighs, arms, back and even the face.

Procedures to Improve Loose Skin After Pregnancy

Fortunately, there are procedures available today that require no incisions and virtually no downtime. Thermage has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift the skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours by using radiofrequency technology to strengthen collagen. It is also an effective treatment for the neck, stomach, arms, and thighs.

Another procedure that requires no surgery is Ulthera, an ultrasound device that uses acoustic energy sent deep into the tissue to stimulate collagen formation and skin tightening. It works best on the face and neck. For virtually anywhere on the body, the Fraxel, factional resurfacing procedure emits microscopic damage into the skin to create new collagen. Fraxel is also effective to treat old, white-silvery stretch marks anywhere on the body.

A Way To Lift Skin And Melt Fat – No Incisions Necessary!

Ultrasound has been taking over the cosmetic dermatology field with its innovative uses. Ultrasound technology has been well-known for physicians to see inside a mother’s womb to check on the baby’s health, as well as the progress of the pregnancy. However, ultrasound can now be used for a variety of things, including lifting the skin and melting fat. Ultrasound enables physicians to see deep into the structures of the skin to lift and tighten skin, as well as destroy fat without surgery.

Dr. Rokhsar presented the latest findings to tighten skin without surgery at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference in April. Dr. Rokhsar conducted a clinical trial on a device that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound, (Ultherapy) and its ability to tighten elbow skin. The “Evaluation of the Ulthera System for Lifting and Tightening of the Elbow Tissue” study was presented in April at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in Boston.

Non-Invasive Fat Removal Procedures

For those that are surgery averse but wish they could slow down the aging process, a treatment that uses unique ultrasound technology is a new and effective skin rejuvenating option. Dermatologists are rapidly recommending Ultherapy to patients seeking younger skin. Ultherapy emits focused ultrasound energy below the skin’s surface to lift the layers, essentially tightening and smoothing out wrinkles and sagging skin. The treatment is ideal for tightening loose sagging skin in the face, neck, under the chin, along the jawline and brow.

Ultherapy stimulates the repair process that strengthens existing collagen within the skin to produce fresh, new collagen, ultimately creating a stronger and tighter structure within the dermis layer. This 60 to 90-minute treatment will progressively show results 2 to 3 months afterwards and continued improvements for up to 6 months.

Ultrasound has been used for medical diagnostics as a tool for physicians to monitor the progress of a woman’s pregnancy for years. Ultrasound is a type of energy that is generated by sound waves of 20,000 or more vibrations per second and uses specific sound waves that are far above the frequency that can be heard by the human ear. Technologies such as lasers and radiofrequency are commonly used for non-invasive skin tightening procedures in addition to ultrasound.

Liposonix, is another procedure used for non-surgical fat reduction, uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) waves to selectively treat and dissolve fat cells. This provides a custom contouring capability to eliminate exercise stubborn fat. The ultrasound energy heats up the targeted fat and thermally ablates it, which is then digested through the body’s natural processes. Results begin to show over the next 8 to 12 weeks with continued progressive improvements in fat reduction up to four months post-treatment.

Find a Reliable Cosmetic Specialist in Your Area

Ultrasound’s defining feature is its ability to deliver deep treatment through the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which is the deepest layer of the skin and where the connective and elastic tissue lies. Both Ultherapy and Liposonix utilize ultrasound technology, providing patients with yet another non-surgical option to achieve their cosmetic goals.

This treatment is something that most thought could only be used for expectant mothers to monitor the health and gender of their baby but is now demonstrating significant success in cosmetic dermatology. To learn more, contact Dr. Rokhsar’s office and book a consultation today.

About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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