A mommy makeover is a perfect way to remind yourself that you still deserve to be taken care of, especially once you become a mother! The journey of parenthood is beautiful, but it’s undeniable that pregnancy and childbirth are amongst the toughest physical challenges many women will experience in their lifetime.
After giving birth (and once you’ve had the chance to adapt to the newcomer in your life), it’s common to find some unwelcome changes. The skin on your abdomen can lose its firmness or develop stretch marks, and you might notice visible changes in other parts of your body like the breasts or vaginal area.
In this post, we’ll cover the best mommy makeover treatment options that can help your skin and body bounce back without having to go under the knife!
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is any treatment that can help women feel more confident about their body post-pregnancy. Normally, that means that these treatments help directly address the aftermath of pregnancy and birthing, like loose skin over the belly, stretch marks, surgical scars, vaginal laxity, and loss of firmness in the chest following breastfeeding.
Additionally, some women also notice changes to their faces, such as melasma, acne, and even new signs of aging. These can often be addressed with the right facial treatment, even though it’s not traditionally part of a surgical mommy makeover.
Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover Treatments
So which mommy makeover treatments should you try? These are our favorite options for tightening up those loose ends.
Non-Invasive Belly Toning With Evolve
Evolve Body Contouring is a totally non-invasive treatment that tones the body after pregnancy. This unique service targets layers of skin, fat, and muscle to create a firmer and more defined look almost anywhere on the body. As part of a mommy makeover, we usually focus on the abdomen.
This treatment has three modes, to address the different levels of concern. Its Tite mode uses radiofrequency stimulation to encourage new collagen production, thereby firming skin that has lost its tone.
The Tone mode emits electricity to contract your abdominal muscles, leading to a more defined appearance – it may even help if the stretching during pregnancy has impacted your abs.
Finally, there’s the Transform mode. It combines muscle stimulation with deeper radiofrequency penetration, helping to stimulate localized fat reduction while also tightening the skin above.
Evolve treatments can also transform other body parts where you’re experiencing stubborn fat accumulation, cellulite, or loss of firmness.
Total Remodeling With Radiofrequency Microneedling
When it comes to the stretch marks and loss of firmness that so often follow pregnancy, the most powerful treatment option is radiofrequency microneedling, which we do with Potenza and Morpheus8 at SEV.
Microneedles are ultra-small needles that create microchannels in the skin, a process that kicks the body’s own healing response into overdrive, generating more collagen and elastin to keep the skin tight. After pregnancy, this is a remarkable solution for loose skin, stretch marks, and scars.
Combining microneedling with radiofrequency creates a thermal effect deep below the skin, which encourages tissue coagulation. Radiofrequency microneedling has a powerful skin-firming effect, and it can also dramatically fade stretch marks. Depending on the treatment depth, RF microneedling can also promote fat tissue coagulation which helps to further tone up a post-pregnancy body.
Firming and Renewal With SkinPen Microneedling
During the summer months, you might want to avoid the thermal effect of radiofrequency. Instead, treatments like SkinPen offer the same collagen-remodeling aspect, but without any heat. SkinPen’s fine-tipped microneedles work by breaking up scar tissue and encouraging healthier production of new connective protein, so it’s ideal for fading stretch marks and reducing scars, including post-surgery scars.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
After pregnancy, you may also find yourself wishing for a treatment that can help address laxity in your labial or vaginal area. This can be possible with a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment like TempSure Vitalia.
TempSure Vitalia is a safe, non-hormonal, and non-surgical solution that has no downtime and minimal side effects. Using a probe that emits radiofrequency, this treatment gently stimulates increased collagen production in those intimate areas. It fortifies the vaginal walls, improving their tightness while also addressing pain and muscle spasms. It also assists with stress incontinence which is common for postpartum mothers.
Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
The hormonal storm during and after pregnancy can also impact your face. Many women develop melasma, a type of diffuse hyperpigmentation caused by pregnancy hormones. For others, pregnancy leads to unexpected breakouts, new wrinkles, or unusual dryness.
Facial rejuvenation treatments like SkinPen, Forma, and even Botox can go a long way towards giving your skin a clarifying and uplifting boost. It’s key to speak to your aesthetician or nurse and to choose the right treatment based on what you’re experiencing.
Get Your Mommy Makeover at SEV
New moms often neglect their own needs at a time when self-care is the most important. A mommy makeover is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate yourself, so you can remember that you also deserve to be prioritized.
Non-surgical treatments like Evolve, SkinPen, Potenza, and Morpheus8 help reverse the common post-pregnancy concerns, so you can feel a little more like your old self! You don’t have to undergo surgery in order to firm up your skin or tone your belly.
If you’d like to try any of these treatments, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with SEV – we’d love to help you set your mommy makeover plan into motion.