Congratulations on your new journey as a Mom! No doubt we don't have to tell you of the many obvious changes in your lifestyle but one aspect that is often overlooked by others would be how new mothers deal with their new body. Celebrities make bouncing back to their pre-pregnancy body so easy but they do not publicize the army of aesthetic and physical professionals such as doctors and trainers it takes to look runway ready in a mere matter of weeks!
We are here to spill the tea on how to feel confident again with your new body. Being a Mother is no easy feat and you definitely should not be so hard on yourself that you do not look like you did immediately after giving birth. It may be easier said than done, but I'm sure that most of you would have already tried squeezing into your pre-pregnancy clothes and have been feeling rather demoralized. Being confident in your physical appearance is just as important as your mental wellbeing. The two aspects go hand in hand and if you feel confident, that would reflect in all aspects of your life.
TOP 5 POST-PARTUM BEAUTY TROUBLES AND THE TOP 5 SOLUTIONS
1: WEIGHT GAIN
The first one needs no introduction! Many new mothers try to resort to crash diets immediately post-partum but this is definitely not recommended as you will need the energy to recover and even more so if you are breastfeeding, you will need the proper nutrition to feed your new born child. Don't fret about the numbers you see on the scale as the post-pregnancy weight loss will begin naturally after labour and will continue a few months after but after a while, the weight loss will reach a plateau which is when new mothers will try other methods such as working out or even aesthetic treatments to lose the unwanted weight.
The Solution? Fat Freeze Treatment
How does it work? Fat Freezing works by applying an applicator with 2 built-in cooling plates that target lipocytes (fat cells) in the subcutaneous fat layer at the targeted area/s for about an hour (depending on the treatment site) without damaging the surrounding tissues. The crystallized fats are then eliminated from the body as waste over the next 6 months.
Where can Fat Freeze be done? Fat Freeze is ideal for targeting stubborn fats that are hard to get rid of despite a healthy lifestyle and diet. It is a spot fat reduction treatment which only targets the treated area which makes it great for areas like love handles, arms, bra fat, thighs and the most common area, the tummy. If you can pinch it, we can freeze it! Fat Freeze is a non-invasive treatment that has no downtime. After 1 session (1 hour), you will have to wait at least 2 months before your body naturally eliminates the unwanted fat cells as waste then you will start to see the results. Clients usually achieve up to 25% fat reduction after just 1 session.
2: DIASTASIS RECTI
Diastasis Recti, also known as the "pooch", a common condition that occurs post-pregnancy which affects two-thirds of women. Some women resort to having an abdominoplasty or a "tummy tuck" which may be too invasive and not necessary for some women. A non-invasive alternative solution would be to stick to a strict program of deep abdominal exercises performed with a neutral spine combined with pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegel’s and pelvic tilts.
The Solution? Emshape® Body Sculptor!
How does it work? Diastasis Recti is a condition that results in the muscle separation which is why Emshape® Body Sculptor is an ideal solution as it helps to promote muscle contraction which can help to reduce the severity of the muscle separation. EmShape® uses a non-invasive technology known as High Intensity Pulsed ElectroMagnetic energy to promote muscle contraction at their peak power and ability. This high-intensity muscle workout will lead to the remodelling and enhancement of muscles, as well as effective fat burning. Clinical studies have shown that this technology can permanently reduce fat as well.
BONUS? The Emshape Body Sculptor can also help you to achieve the highly coveted 6 pack that you may not even have had pre-pregnancy! Each 30 minute session is equivalent to 20,000 crunches!
3: STRETCH MARKS
Stretch marks also known as tiger marks and as the latter suggests, long narrows streaks/strips that develops on the skin when the area is suddenly stretched within a short period of time and the skin does not have sufficient time to recover leading to unwanted scars. They are a type of scar / disfiguring lesions called striae, striae distensae (SD), striae atrophicans, and striae gravidarum. This can appear anywhere on the body, mostly seen on:
Initial stage: Prior to the formation of stretch marks, the skin will feel dry/itchy/tender. The streaks can appear red/purple/pink/brown.
Mature stage: Streaks will flatten & fade with time and change to a pale white / silver shade that may be slightly depressed and/ irregular in shape.
The Solution? RF Scar Eraser
How does it work? The Fractional RF Microneedling is the world's first microneedle and radio-frequency combined only non-laser, and non-light-based aesthetic procedure that is FDA-cleared to treat stretch marks on all skin tones, including darker skin types who often have complications such as burns or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with many laser or light-based treatments. Fractional RF Microneedling uses an industry-unique fractional radio-frequency technology combined with microneedles to provide effective, controlled fractional treatments. The procedure involves penetration of insulated microneedles into the dermis to deliver high-tensioned radiofrequency pulse into the targeted tissue.
This results in the body’s own production of elastin and collagen fibres, making skin firmer and healthier. RF combines with the microneedling, so the RF heat is not on the outside layer of the skin, it penetrates much deeper, leaving the top skin layer cool. The microneedles are driven directly into the skin at a certain depth, and radiofrequency energy is then released inside of the skin. This gives a more uniformed deep tissue warming that will then stimulate collagen and when new collagen fibers are produced, stretch marks will appear lighter in appearance.
4: LOOSER VAGINAL MUSCLES
Prior to giving birth, your gynecologists' may have advised you to do more Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which would help during labour. Post-partum, Mother's may feel like their control over their vaginal muscles was not quite as before. Kegel exercises can help tremendously but if you need further assistance, then this solution is just for you.
The Solution? Emfiore Feminine Health Treatment
How does it work? Emfiore can help to achieve 20,000 kegels in just 30 minutes which is a dream for new busy mothers. EMFiore uses focused electromagnetic energy to induce thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions to improve overall feminine health. This breakthrough technology is a non-invasive solution to treat incontinence with no downtime. EMFiore is also highly effective for vagina tightening. The EMFiore treatment stimulates collagen production in the vagina which also helps to improve the sensations, enhance vagina lubrication, strengthening of vaginal walls. The EMFiore treatment has no downtime, is non-invasive and you remain fully clothed throughout the 30 minutes session. Its painless and has no side effects.
Other benefits of Emfiore:
1: Improved feminine wellness
2: Overall fitness
3: Improved pelvic health
4: Post-partum recovery
5: Reduce Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
6: Urinary incontinence
7: Improved back and hip support
5: SKIN CONDITIONS LIKE ACNE AND MELASMA
Hormones are responsible for the changes in the skin that you may be experience pre or post partum. Some Mothers are living their best life with that pregnancy glow while others are dealing with a whole myriad of skin issues like Acne, Oily skin and even Melasma also known as chloasma which is a condition that occurs during pregnancy thanks to hormones which produces more melanin pigments when the skin is exposed to the sun. This may affect some mothers post-partum as well which is why sun protection is key in preventing the formation of melasma. Keeping other conditions such as acne and oily skin at bay would require a healthy diet and a good skin care regime with pregnancy / breast-feeding safe ingredients.
The Solution? AlmaLASE Laser Facial
How does it work? The Laser Face Treatment that uses the AlmaLASE™ In-motion Laser Technology to effectively combat the 3Ps:Pimples, Pores and Pigmentation. Immediate brightening and whitening of the skin in 1 session. This quick and effective treatment utilises microbeams of lasers along with an in-motion technology to eliminate signs of ageing and imperfections. The AlmaLASE™ Laser Facial empowers dry-cleansing of the face without the fear of high costs, downtime and side effects. No preparation required for this laser treatment and there is practically no downtime, enabling you to resume routine activities immediately. This quick treatment is ideal for new mothers with busy schedules who cannot afford to wait around for a 3 hour facial session.
Of course, there are other issues that new mothers may face aesthetically so if you have any concerns, do get in touch with us. In the meantime, just remember to practice self-love to be the best version of yourself for your newborn and yourself.