How to Reduce Stretch Marks and Cellulite After Pregnancy

By May 19, 2017Stretch Marks

Pregnancy means many things: you get a baby out of the months of bodily changes, cravings and other issues. Sadly, you also get those stretch marks and cellulite that come with almost every pregnancy. This leaves many women deeply distressed and wondering just how to remove stretch marks and cellulite after pregnancy. At Juvia Medspa we see many patients worried that they won’t be able to reclaim their former appearance or figure.

The good news is that simple dieting and exercise are two great ways to start to conquer issues like cellulite. Unfortunately, even weight loss cannot eliminate those stretch marks. Let’s understand why they occurred and then consider some valid ways of dealing with them. (Hint: We’ll also look at a few good remedies for cellulite, too).

What Are Stretch Marks

You may have moisturized and tried hard to prevent stretch marks as your baby grew and your body changed, but for most women it can feel like a losing battle. With rapid weight gain, hormones and water weight, these marks can be impossible to avoid. Many of our patients see a lot of fading in the months after they have given birth, but many also want to see a more permanent reduction.

While many read that treatments like cocoa butter, vitamin E serums or glycolic acid lotions can reduce the marks, they don’t actually erase them. These products are great for your skin, but they can’t erase stretch marks.

Fortunately, we have several treatments that minimize their appearance to such a degree that you may hardly notice them. These include laser treatments, microdermabrasion options, and other treatments that remove the outermost layers of dead or damaged skin and scar tissue. It usually takes several treatments to accomplish the greatest effects, but the good news is that they work and are readily available to you once initial swelling and redness has faded in the months after childbirth.

Now, About that Cellulite…

Cellulite is the bane of most women’s existence, and a few men, too. It is caused by fat that is pushing against the connective tissues just beneath the skin. This is why it looks dimpled, and why it can be tough to shed. After all, it is stored fat and that is the toughest thing to lose. As we already mentioned, diet and exercise reduce its appearance, but even ultra-thin people can have it.

The good news is that treatments like mesotherapy, radio frequency and infra red light treatments, and liposuction are all available. Depending on your specific needs, we can help you to choose between a variety of effective non-invasive or surgical options that can eliminate the issue fairly quickly. It can even be used on unusual areas like the arms in addition to the legs and buttocks.

You are not stuck with those stretch marks or that cellulite. If you are eager to restore your body to its pre-baby appearance, you have an array of options available at Juvia MedSpa. The first step is to meet with our team and review the treatment options they suggest. So, don’t hesitate any longer, and call today to schedule a free consultation. Our phone number is 817-427-3700, and our friendly and knowledgeable team members are standing by to take your call.