Cosmetic Skin Treatments to Consider After Pregnancy

(Originally Posted on Jun 2, 2014 )

A woman’s entire life undergoes major changes with pregnancy and childbirth. If you are a new mom, you’re undoubtedly operating on little sleep and adjusting to life as a parent.

Struggling with changes to your body due to pregnancy and childbirth can cause even more stress, and unfortunately, there are many different issues that can come up postpartum.

While the most common physical problems are related to weight and body changes, many women experience skin problems during and after childbirth as well.

Here are a few of the most common postpartum skin problems–and how to improve them.


Called “the mask of pregnancy”, melasma is the darkening of the facial skin due to changes in hormones during pregnancy. Up to half of all women experience this effect. It can go away on its own, but sometimes, melasma requires treatment in order to improve. DermaPen is one treatment that can help.

DermaPen is an advanced microneedling tool that helps rejuvenate the skin by encouraging the formation of collagen and elastin. The treatment is cost-effective, customizable, and effective. It is used to treat skin discoloration, wrinkles, scars, and more.

C-Section Scars

These days, Caesarean sections are very common, and women who undergo this procedure must contend with a large scar on the abdominal area. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to get rid of surgical scars completely, but there are some things new moms can do to help reduce the appearance of C-section scars, including gentle massage with creams and lotions.

After the initial healing process is complete, scar treatments such as DermaPen and Laser Genesis can help reduce it further. Laser Genesis is a gentle, warm laser resurfacing treatment that can help reduce the appearance of scarring and improve overall skin quality by stimulating collagen production. It is a gentle, no downtime treatment that produces good results after only a few sessions.


Cellulite, the “orange peel” skin texture many women struggle with, occurs in most women at some point during their lives, but can be a particular problem after pregnancy.

Viora, a non-invasive cellulite treatment, uses radio frequency energy to improve collagen, skin elasticity, and firmness. Several short treatments are required (typically 6-8) for good results.

Your OB/GYN Has Answers

At Palm Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology, we are your ally through every step of your pregnancy and beyond. Call our aesthetic partner, Laser Skin & Wellness, conveniently located in our office in Palm Beach Gardens and next door to our Lake Worth location.

Laser Skin & Wellness can help you learn more about treatments for resolving post-pregnancy skin problems. Our skilled medical staff offers the most technologically advanced treatments to help you look and feel great about yourself.

Dr. Sam Lederman

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