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Celebrate motherhood; spare a thought for your skin

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

You might be a new mother, with your child the centre of your new world now. But, this shouldn’t stop you from taking care of yourself.

Have you recently given birth to a baby and turned into the world’s most wonderful thing – a mother? If yes, you must know the stress of being a mom. Sleep deprived and tired but ever ready for your child, you have become a different person who now thinks about herself after her baby. But, as you celebrate motherhood spare a thought about your skin.

Not just your body, pregnancy often takes a toll on a woman’s skin as well. The hormonal changes that accompany the entire process and the stress of becoming a new parent can often leave the skin dull, dry and pigmented. Stretch marks is another major concern that women face after pregnancy.

You might be a new mother, with your child the centre of your new world now. But, this shouldn’t stop you from taking care of yourself.

Some treatments that would help women get back to their beautiful selves after pregnancy:

Body shaping: The body bears a heavy brunt of carrying a bay. Not just excess weight piles up but bulges, untoned fat becomes common too. There are a number of bodyshaping procedures today to get rid of fat deposits and cellulite that refuse to go. Here are tqo wonderful options to tackle this.

Smooth Shapes: Cellulite appears when fat cells just under the skin swell or enlarge and the once flexible collagen bands become brittle and no longer stretch properly. SmoothShapes system uses proprietary technology called Photomology to combat the problem of cellulite. This treatment uses dynamic laser and light energy with mechanical manipulation (vacuum and massage) to assist in moving the expressed fat out through the lymphatic system and smooth the appearance of skin. The procedure can be used to remove excess fat and cellulite from the thighs, buttocks, arms, abdomen, knees, back, calves etc.

Cool sculpting: This is a revolutionary new procedure that helps to take away excess fat from desired areas without the need of a surgical intervention. This procedure involves the breaking of the frozen fat cells inside the skin and moves them out through the natural metabolic process. There is no needling, cutting or bleeding involved in this procedure, making it a convenient option. What’s best is that this non-invasive procedure enables the patient to return back to their regular schedule immediately after. The follow up after this procedure will only require you to eat and exercise well thus making sure that the fat doesn’t return back.

Often, there are areas of stubborn fat and no matter how much you exercise or work out, this fat refuses to budge. For such areas too Coolsculplting is a wonderful technique.

Thermage for Body tightening: You might have lost the weight acquired during pregnancy but the skin often becomes lose at places where there was fat. It also tightens the facial skin to give a more youthful appearance.

Thermage is one of the latest and one of the most effective treatments available for skin lift up, body contouring and skin tightening. It is a safe, non-invasive, no downtime cosmetic procedure that is clinically proven to tighten, contour and rejuvenate facial skin to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance. It is FDA cleared for the treatment of facial wrinkles, which utilizes a unique form of Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production. Immediate results are visible and continue to improve for up to six months.

Besides face, it can also help tighten the skin around eyes, arms and the tummy.

Scalp Rejuvenation for hair loss: Some women experience hair thinning after pregnancy. Hair fall can be a distressing phenomenon. The stress of becoming a new mother can also augment the hair loss. To address this, there are a few scalp rejuvenation treatments on offer:

Platelet Rich Plasma (Prp) Therapy: Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. When in their resting state, platelets look like sea sponges and when activated form branches. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting. In the last 20 years we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing.

Therefore after increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.PRP is virtually a cocktail of many proteins that collectively stimulate repair and regeneration. This cocktail can help in hair regrowth, treating Alopecia, contolling hair loss and scalp rejuvenation.

Peptide Protein therapy: Peptide Protein treatment for hair can help restore thinning hair and help promote hair regrowth. With time, age and other environmental onslaughts the body loses some elementary nourishments that are crucial for hair growth. This treatment replaces the vitamins, minerals and proteins lost by the body and scalp and promotes hair re growth. It helps stimulate hair growth, improves blood flow and revives the hair follicles.

Fractional RF with Micro needling for stretch marks: Stretch marks is another concern women deal with post pregnancy. The marks wrought by loosened muscles and skin makes it virtually impossible to wear saris. Fractional RF with Micro needling called Scarlet, is the latest addition in the series of radiofrequency treatments. It is a minimally invasive procedure and uses micro needle electrode which delivers direct heat into the superficial and deeper layers of the skin, through precise depth. As the micro needles penetrate and deliver the energy directly into the tissue results are very promising. Patient is comfortable as an anesthetic is applied for a few minutes before the procedure. It helps tighten the skin of abdomen and lighten stretch marks. 

The author is Skin Alive Clinic’s Founder and leading Dermatologist from Delhi
 

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