Reducing Scars and Stretch Marks After Your Mommy Makeover
- Posted on: Apr 22 2011
Once you have gotten your body back to its pre-baby shape, you are going to want to show it off to the world. If you have concerns about the visibility of your surgical scars or the stretch marks caused by pregnancy changes, there are some solutions.
First, it is important that you recognize that new technology in plastic surgery ensures that all mommy makeover procedures are as minimally invasive as possible. There are techniques used to keep scarring to a minimum, and incisions are made in less conspicuous areas of the body. However, there are some methods to reduce the appearance of those that are present as well.
Home Remedies to Treat Scars and Stretch Marks
- Use Vitamin E and essential oils – Vitamin E has been used to treat scars and stretch marks for quite some time. More recently, it has been recognized that essential oils like lavender, tea tree oil, or a combination of various oils can have the same benefit.
- Stay hydrated – when you are hydrated, your body’s circultatory system functions optimally. This can help the skin to heal.
- Use Aloe Vera – you might think that aloe vera is only good for treating sunburns, but the level of soothing moisture it provides can also help scars and stretch marks heal and fade.
- Consume Vitamin C – a diet rich in Vitamin C benefits your overall health and it is also believed to speed up healing time and promote the appearance of healthy looking skin.
Before trying any of the above remedies after you have had surgery, ensure that you discuss your concerns with your doctor. They will tell you when it may be safe to apply topical treatments to your healing body.
Cosmetic Solutions to Treat Scars and Stretch Marks
In addition to the home remedies outlined above, there are cosmetic procedures, including microdermabrasion, that can be used to treat both scars and stretch marks. Contact us today to discuss skin procedures or find your old self again by booking a mommy makeover!