Peach, Plum, Husk of Corn. By now you’ve probably heard a few odd fruit comparisons in reference to the size of your baby as your pregnancy progressed. While you were busy growing an avocado…err, baby, every organ in your body experienced some kind of change. You were most likely prepared for your belly to expand, but many new mothers are surprised by how much pregnancy, and the accompanying hormones, can affect the tone, texture and consistency of their skin.
Now that your perfect bundle of joy has arrived, it’s a great time for a free consultation with one of Skin NV’s experts to determine what changes you have experienced in your skin. Each person will experience different skin symptoms, and at varying degrees of severity, throughout her pregnancy.
Our master aesthetician shares the most common ways your skin can change during those blissful nine months and how Skin NV can help return your skin to even better condition than before.
Seasoned mothers sigh in unison when Melasma, often called the “mask of pregnancy”, is mentioned. Melasma is a skin problem affecting both pregnant and non-pregnant women and results in dark brown or grayish spots usually on the face. It’s estimated that roughly 6 million Americans suffer from Melasma.
Even though this is a common side effect of increased hormonal changes, it is often not a ‘simple fix’. Depending on your skin type, medical history, lifestyle and family history it could take months to help alleviate dark spots and skin coloration from pregnancy. Our team of experts are seasoned professionals at treating skin discoloration. With a combination of in-office and at-home products, you will be on your way to more even looking and brighter skin.
Stretch marks can occur when you rapidly lose or gain weight. With most women gaining on average 20 – 30 pounds during pregnancy, it’s safe to say many will experience stretch marks after birth. For some, stretch marks may have occurred during rapid growth in the teenage years. However you ‘earned’ your stretch marks, the Skin NV team has multiple treatments and therapies than can help minimize their appearance.
Acne and Acne Scars:
Most people associate acne with the hormonal teenage years. The truth is, acne affects many women in adulthood. A study found that acne affects more than 50 percent of women between the ages of 20-29 and more than 25 percent of women between the ages of 40-49. It can be a bit challenging to treat acne during pregnancy, because some of the topical and in-office treatments cannot be used on pregnant women. Post-pregnancy is a great time to treat acne and acne scars. The Skin NV team uses multiple therapies to treat acne, stop breakouts and reduce the appearance of scars. One highly effective in-office treatment is PRP which triggers collagen and other regenerative properties.
Contact the skin experts at Skin NV for a free consultation to discuss how we can help improve your skin after you’ve had a baby!