Pregnancy is a wonderful time in your life but it can leave behind a some permanent reminders on your skin and body. From stretch marks to skin tightening and pregnancy related pigmentation, also known as melasma, many women find themselves unsure of which treatments are the best for their individual needs.
We discuss the most popular treatments that have our female clients glowing and feeling rejuvenated following pregnancy.
A very common pigmentation concern resulting from pregnancy is Melasma. Sometimes called the “pregnancy mask”, Melasma is a skin condition that can affect any woman, however, is more prominent on those with darker skin types.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy causes darker pigment to present itself on either side of the face. This can also be the result of hormonal changes due to contraceptives or hormonal replacement therapy. This occurs when the hormones, estrogen and progesterone, stimulate the melanocytes which produces melanin on the epidermal layer of the skin when it is exposed to the sun. In some cases, genetics plays a large part, with some people more prone to the condition than others. Other conditions like thyroid issues and even stress can contribute to the effects of melasma.
Fortunately, the only symptom of melasma is the appearance of pigmentation so you would think that treating it would be simple. Unfortunately, there are laser treatments out there that may actually stimulate additional pigmentation due to the heat expelled from the laser. Because of this it is very important to research treatments before you book an appointment.
The PicoWay laser is the most technologically advanced and safest laser treatment for melasma. It generates very little heat and therefore makes it the most appropriate and effective choice for treating melasma pigmentation issues.
STRETCH MARKS REMOVAL TREATMENT
During pregnancy, your body is rapidly growing to accommodate your baby. This can result in red or purple stretch marks, also called striae, commonly on your stomach, breasts, buttocks and thighs.
Sublative technology is different in the fact that it is neither laser or light based but is a one of a kind technology that uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency (RF). What this technology does is delivers RF energy, which then initiates a healing response in the dermal layer of the skin without damaging the epidermis. This healing process stimulates collagen and elastin production, improving the appearance of stretch marks, making them less pronounced and reducing discolouration.