Body Contouring

Can Thermage Tighten Loose Skin After Pregnancy?

How to tighten belly skin after pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a very exciting chapter in many people’s lives, especially if you’re welcoming your first baby into the world. With pregnancy and birth come a lot of changes, both physical and emotional. One of the most common physical changes that happens post-pregnancy is loose skin. During pregnancy, the skin expands due to weight gain and the growing baby inside you. Once stretched, the skin may have trouble returning to its original pre-pregnancy shape. 

This is what happens to your skin during pregnancy 

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body? It’s made up of three distinct layers – the hypodermis (the bottom layer of skin), dermis (the inner layer of skin), and epidermis (the outermost layer of skin). The connective tissue of the skin is composed mostly of collagen and elastin. As your belly grows during pregnancy, all of these layers of skin stretch to accommodate these changes over time. But, these abrupt changes can cause the collagen and elastin, which support the skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear. 

For some, the skin may bounce back to its pre-pregnancy shape after giving birth. Others may experience more noticeable sagging because the collagen and elastin fibers are stretched so much that they may not automatically return to their original elasticity. Luckily, non-invasive body contouring treatments like Thermage can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body. 

How Thermage can tighten your skin 

Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deeper, collagen-rich layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and gradually reform. After just one treatment, this leads to smoother, tighter skin, and the results continue to improve. 

The number of treatments you’ll need is based on the condition of your skin and degree of skin elasticity, as well as your personal aesthetic goals. While you may see results immediately, they tend to appear gradually in the two-to-six months following a Thermage treatment. Some undergo maintenance treatments every few years to keep their skin in tip-top shape. Plus, you can get Thermage practically anywhere on your body, including the stomach, arms, knees, thighs, and more. Here at LaserAway, we use Thermage FLX by Solta, for a faster, more comfortable, and more efficient experience with improved results.

Want to learn more about Thermage?

Interested in learning how Thermage can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body? Reach out to one of our treatment specialists here. All of our treatments are performed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician associates, so you know you’re in good hands!



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