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Only on SkinInc.com: Beautiful Skin During and After Pregnancy

Posted: February 8, 2012

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If your client has acne scarring, Fraxel re:pair laser treatments can erase the appearance of it and treatment may be done after pregnancy.

According to Saad, the standard treatment for acne is benzoyl peroxide and oral antibiotics. For acne scarring, treatment with a resurfacing laser such as the Fraxel laser is ideal.

Abdominal sagging

Thermage treatments can help firm and tighten the loose abdomen after childbirth. Thermage treatments utilize radio- frequency technology to tighten and contour the skin. It is a noninvasive procedure that works to smooth wrinkled, sagging skin on the abdomen, and may also be used on the upper arms and thighs. Results may be seen after one treatment and there is no recovery time. One treatment takes approximately 90 minutes.

Spider veins

Facial spider veins (also referred to as visible blood vessels or telangiectases) may appear during pregnancy on the nose, cheeks, or chin. Although these visible blood vessels are usually not a serious problem, they can be unsightly. Lasers and photorejuvenation therapy can reduce the appearance of telangiectases. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a photorejuvenation treatment that can minimize the appearance of broken/visible blood vessels. IPL delivers light energy to the skin surface in precise pulses to rejuvenate the skin. IPL is effective for all skin types and can provide immediate, long-lasting results.

Leg spider veins may develop due to the pressure of the baby on the abdomen. Although spider veins are not generally painful, they can be unsightly and bothersome to many people. Spider veins on the legs may be treated with a gentle YAG laser in one-to-three sessions. Healing times are quicker, there is little discoloration at the treatment site and fewer treatments are needed than with traditional laser therapy.