Bundles of joy bring many gifts, but we’d be lying if we didn’t also mention the unwanted surprises that come with having a baby. Many women experience new or worsening facial wrinkles after pregnancy.
What can you do about your post-baby wrinkles?
New moms are often busy. Juggling baby and family demands with work and social activities can be a challenge. If you’re short on time but want to smooth stubborn wrinkles around the eyes and brows, BOTOX® is a popular treatment choice.
BOTOX® is a neuromodulator that works by relaxing facial muscles caused by expressions. This treatment is ideal for treating smile and frown lines, crow’s feet, and brow creases.
A typical BOTOX® treatment takes about 15 minutes and requires no downtime. This quick treatment can easily squeeze into a lunch break or after work. Results last about four months with each injection cycle.
Smooth, shape, and contour your skin with dermal fillers. As you get older, several things happen:
- Fat stores within the face shift
- Cheeks may become gaunt and deflated
- Hollows can form under the eyes and around the temples
- Wrinkles and creases appear
Dermal fillers restore youthful facial contours with a quick, injectable treatment.
While dermal fillers offer temporary results, there are longer-lasting options available. BellaFill is a collagen-based filler that can smooth wrinkles for up to five years with a single treatment. If you come in for your first treatment when your baby is a newborn, you won’t need to worry about fillers again until kindergarten!
CO2 Fractional Laser
If you have wrinkles and age spots, laser treatment may be your ideal post-baby makeover. Our fractional laser can improve the appearance of many skin concerns, including:
- Age spots and discoloration
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Precancerous lesions
- Rough, dull skin texture
Fractional lasers only treat a fraction of the skin. Small columns of laser energy target damaged skin cells while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. This untreated skin boosts the healing response and allows for a quicker recovery with less downtime after treatment.
No one needs to know your post-baby glow comes from a laser treatment. Let everyone think that your glowing skin is a natural perk of motherhood.
Put your post-baby belly fat to good use. BeautiFILL uses extra fat to rejuvenate the face. BeautiFILL is an innovative system for fat grafting that creates smooth and natural-looking results.
During a BeautiFILL treatment, Dr. Machida will extract fat from an area with extra (often the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs) using laser-assisted liposuction. The fat is filtered in a closed vacuum and placed into syringes. The clean, sterile fat is injected into the face where it integrates with your facial tissues to enhance volume and shape.
Refresh your post-baby facial appearance with Dr. Machida at STC Plastic Surgery. Call (909) 476-2600 to schedule a consultation with our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Contact Dr. Machida today.