Pregnancy is an incredible time. It represents a soon-to-be miracle that may be a start or addition to your family. Despite the wonders pregnancy can bring, it can also bring numerous unwanted side effects.
The maelstrom of hormones whirling about inside of a pregnant woman’s body can cause numerous changes to body chemistry, which can have a profound effect on the skin.
While many of these effects are temporary, some may persist after pregnancy. Conditions like dermatitis, blotchy areas on the face, and dull skin are just the tip of the post-pregnancy side effects you may experience.
Photo rejuvenation can help with these effects, returning your skin to a more beautiful state without the need for surgery or harsh chemicals.
What is Photo Rejuvenation?
Photo rejuvenation utilizes intense pulses of light to trigger changes within the body. These pulses of light harmlessly pass through the upper layers of the skin before reaching collagen, blood vessels and any other cells that you may wish to treat.
One of two things happens to these cells when light hits it. They could:
- Change the light into thermal energy. This energy produces a very controlled destruction of these cells, which the body gradually removes and replaces over time. This is typically what happens when photo rejuvenation targets collagen or epidermal cells.
- Constrict to become less noticeable. Photo rejuvenation can minimize the appearance of veins, pores and other hard tissues that reside deep beneath the skin. These structures become less visible, which in turn means they may be unnoticeable to the naked eye.
Similar effects can happen with organisms that exist within your skin. Conditions like acne may be treated by photo rejuvenation due to the way the light interacts with the bacteria.
How Does It Help Skin Post-Pregnancy?
Dermatitis and red areas on the face are two common side effects of pregnancy that photo rejuvenation can treat. This procedure can destroy problematic cells while treating their underlying causes.
Another common side effect of pregnancy is the development of acne. This condition develops due to the heightened amount of hormones in a woman’s body, and it may persist for some time after pregnancy.
Photo rejuvenation can destroy the bacteria while helping your body to create healthier skin that isn’t as prone to acne breakouts.
Dark spots, known as melasma, can also be treated by photo rejuvenation. It can effectively polish the surface of your skin while triggering the growth of new skin cells that lack the heightened levels of melanocytes.
Is Photo Rejuvenation the Right Procedure for Treating Your Post-Pregnancy Skin Conditions?
While photo rejuvenation is a cutting-edge procedure capable of revitalizing your skin, it does have certain limits and precautions.
Only an experienced dermatological care provider can assess if photo rejuvenation is the right treatment for your post-pregnancy skin conditions. Contact South Lake Obstetrics & Gynecology today to schedule a consultation appointment with our experienced care providers.