During pregnancy, most women may feel like every inch of their body undergoes change. Thanks to the various hormone changes taking place, and it’s nearly true. The natural and necessary weight gain and the skin stretching the body created in order to make room for the baby, can leave you left 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 of at a specific wavelength to treat the concerned area effectively.
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 extreme 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.
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