Mommy Makeovers

Although there are certain conditions to be expected in women post-maternity, medical professionals and beauty experts agree that many of these conditions are preventable, so there really is no excuse why new mothers can’t look good after giving birth. Even the most common beauty problems can be fixed, thanks to preventative treatments, beauty therapies and a few good tricks.

Loose Skin

When one is pregnant, weight gain can occur in the stomach and other places, such as the butt, hips, thighs or other areas. However, often times after the baby is born, women will be left with extra skin. Treatments are available which will help to give a little tightening and procedures such as the tummy tuck, are permanent solutions to extra sagging skin.

Saggy Breasts

Breasts increase in size during pregnancy but also go back to their original size after. As a result, breasts begin to lose a bit of their firmness and appear saggy.

Wearing a reliable support bra will help hold breasts in place and prevent pain during movement. A breast lift can also work wonders for repairing what Nature can’t. A breast lift procedure may be combined with implants to lift saggy breast tissue and create volume.

Thinning Hair

Thick, shiny, glorious hair ceases to be that post-maternity, mainly because the hair stops growing and starts shedding. Vitamins and nutritional supplements, along with good food choices will help keep hair follicles healthy. Hair will, of course, grow back but if temporary measures are required, thickening shampoos and other treatments could provide much-needed boost. Thickening treatments will not actually increase the number of hair in the scalp but they will plump up the hair strands, creating more volume and a thicker appearance.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks occur as a result of stretched skin in the stomach area. Most women will have it, although some lucky ones won’t. Stretch marks are permanent and although harmless, they are considered an aesthetic issue. Certain cosmetics can help hide them but they are best prevented using peptide-based creams.

To get rid of stretch marks, topical treatments or even laser resurfacing are recommended. Stretch marks are best treated when they are still red.

Acne

The hormones of pregnancy can cause acne to appear, often leaving scarring and pitting. To prevent this, use products that contain niacin or wash using a cleansing brush like the Epione ClearTouch Matrix and 5% benzyl peroxide.

Doctors do not recommend topical or oral medications to treat pimples and acne during pregnancy. A few treatments, such as laser, peels and retinoids, should also be avoided.