Post-Baby Face Wrinkles and How to Treat Them

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.

Dermal Fillers

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
  • Scars
  • 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.