More than 3.6 million babies are born every year in the United States, and that means millions of new moms being enveloped in the joys — and stresses — of motherhood. One of those stresses: the changes that happen to your body during pregnancy — and don’t miraculously clear up once delivery is done.
During pregnancy, your body undergoes a lot of changes, some caused by hormonal shifts that affect your skin and your metabolism, and others that happen as a result of weight gain and your expanding belly (and breasts and buttocks). Even though these changes all occur during the relatively short span of nine months, after birth, it can take a lot more time — and significantly more effort — to “undo” them.
At Starkey Medical Esthetics, Michele Meinhart, FNP, helps women in Salem, Virginia, recapture their pre-pregnancy bodies with treatments aimed at eliminating excess fat, restoring skin tone, and improving vaginal health and function. Here are just some of the treatments you should know about.
SculpSure treatment is a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment designed to eliminate stubborn fat deposits, including fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. The SculpSure system uses laser lipolysis, a state-of-the-art technology that harnesses the gentle heating power of lasers to melt away fat without harming surrounding tissue. Over time, the fatty debris is whisked away by your body’s built-in waste disposal system, leaving you with slimmer, sleeker contours.
Morpheus 8 Body combines two highly effective treatments — microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy — to tighten lax skin, eliminate unwanted fat, and smooth out cellulite, stretch marks, and other surface irregularities for a more toned appearance. During treatment, RF energy penetrates your skin to stimulate collagen development, helping skin heal itself naturally over time.
Evolve Tone uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to target multiple muscle groups, providing you with the same benefits of a workout without ever visiting the gym. In fact, Evolve Tone is designed to magnify those results, helping you achieve more muscle contractions in a much shorter space of time than an average gym visit. Your treatment helps refine contours and tone, tighten, and strengthen muscles, too.
Your contours aren’t the only thing that changes as a result of pregnancy. Vaginal tone can change, too, leaving you prone to urinary incontinence and decreased sexual stimulation. The VTone system is designed to target the pelvic floor muscles that support your vagina and other pelvic organs. By replicating the effects of Kegel exercises, VTone helps tone your pelvic floor muscles and restore vaginal tone without surgery or downtime.
FormaV treatments work in a similar way to tighten and tone the vaginal canal and the pelvic floor region. This device can also be used to restore the appearance of the external labia, helping women feel more confident during intimacy.
Aviva is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the tissue around the vaginal opening, toning and tightening the area, so it looks and feels firmer. With no downtime afterward, Aviva is a nonsurgical alternative to traditional labiaplasty.
EmpowerRF uses the power of RF energy to tighten and tone lax vaginal tissues. Similar to VTone and FormaV, EmpowerRF helps women restore vaginal tone and function, reduce symptoms of vaginal atrophy, and enhance sexual confidence.
Depending on your goals, you can opt for a single type of treatment or combine different types for a complete mommy makeover. To learn how we can help you get your post-pregnancy body back in shape, call 540-389-0909 or book an appointment online at Starkey Medical Esthetics today.