Improving skin laxity after pregnancy

Our bodies go through significant changes during pregnancy and birth, from stretch marks to cellulite and the soft flesh that falls below a woman’s belly button. The latter is often one of the biggest cosmetic concerns for mums in the months and years after birth. It is a side effect of diastasis recti, a condition caused by abdominal muscles failing to return to normal. Many find it incredibly challenging to shift this ‘pooch’ or bulge, even with a healthy diet and exercise. 

When it comes to treating diastasis recti, it’s firstly important to seek treatment from a physiotherapist. They will work with you to treat your abdominal separation through regular exercises. If, once you’ve treated your disastis recti, you’re still left with a belly bulge that looks something like a baby bump, we’re here to help.  

Our range of skin tightening treatments including Thermage, Ultraformer III and Profound work to non-invasively lift and tighten sagging skin with minimal discomfort and no downtime.  


How do they work? 

All innovations in non-surgical skin tightening and lifting, Ultraformer III utilises micro and macro focused ultrasound (MMFU) technology to precisely target multiple deeper layers of the skin. By doing this, Ultraformer III stimulates new collagen and provides long-term tightening of the skin. It can treat all areas of the face and body. 

Thermage meanwhile, is a radio frequency treatment that works by heating the skin at a depth to kick-start the body’s natural renewal processes. This is where the structural collagen, or ‘scaffolding’, is produced. When we are young, we have plenty of collagen to provide support and strength. With age and UV exposure, we lose collagen and our skin becomes lax and thin, resulting in jowls, deep lines and thinner skin. Thermage is used to treat most areas of the face and body. 

Lastly, Profound combines both radio frequency and skin needling into one revolutionary treatment that provides long-term skin tightening after just one session. It works by penetrating the skin at a precise depth with tiny needles, before momentarily releasing a burst of radiofrequency energy (heat). This stimulates collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, resulting in a tighter, smoother, more lifted appearance. Profound treats most areas of the face and body.  


How quickly will I see results? 

Results from Thermage are visible two to six months following a single treatment and can last for several years depending on your skin’s condition. Ultraformer III results can be seen immediately post treatment with optimum results at 12 weeks that last for up to 12 months. Profound results become visible eight weeks post-treatment with maximum results at three to six months. 


How many treatments will I need? 

Just one treatment of Thermage, Ultraformer III and Profound can produce long-lasting results. Ultraformer III results last up to a year while Thermage can last for several years depending on your skin’s condition. Just one treatment of Profound can produce results that last years.  

Does the treatment hurt? 

Thermage and Ultraformer III cause minimal discomfort. Numbing cream can be applied if needed to ensure maximum comfort throughout your treatment. Profound is slightly more intense but still does not cause any significant discomfort. Again, we will apply a numbing cream prior to treatment to ensure maximum comfort.  

Learn more about our skin tightening treatments by booking a consultation with our experienced clinicians. They’ll help you to master the artistry of you™ and look and feel your confident best.