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Safely Laser Away Post-Pregnancy Pounds

Aug 27, 2008
Hollywood is experiencing a baby boom. From the Pitt-Jolie twins to 40-plus new moms like Halle Barry, celebrities and their children are the new hot commodity.

Like all things Hollywood, motherhood and the postpartum lifestyle is often glamorized. New moms have smiles on their faces and bodies back to their pre-pregnancy weight. Celebrity stomachs are toned, into a bikini and out on a Malibu beach in less than 8 weeks. New mothers strutting down the catwalk or strolling down the red carpet look as if they'd never even had a child.

These celebrity images can be discouraging to new moms who don't have a nanny, personal trainer, housekeeper and private chef. Whipping a body into pre-pregnancy shape can be a challenge. And, even if someone does everything by the book, there are body parts that will never be as they were prior to having a baby.

For those who want their pre-baby body back, modern advances in aesthetic laser technology have responded helping to safely shape and contour the body, minimizing inches in problem areas such as the thighs, buttocks, stomach and hips. Now, with a combination of light, heat and radiofrequency waves, aesthetic laser clinics across the U.S. are helping new mothers reshape their bodies and their self-image.

Even with a healthy diet and exercise, some moms cannot minimize the effects of the baby belly. Moms claim the body part they are most concerned with is their flabby stomach, or as they call it, "jelly belly". Noninvasive treatments like VelaShape - can literally take inches off the waist, buttocks, thighs, upper arms and more in as little as four treatments and with no surgery or downtime. The treatment combines heat, massage and suction to literally shrink the size of your fat cells, providing a decreased circumference of the treatment area. VelaShape is also very effective on the lumps and bumps we see on our backside, thighs and belly after baby - cellulite!

VelaShape is the first (and only) process approved by the FDA to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite and reduce thigh circumference. VelaShape is a clinically proven procedure that many Americans are choosing instead of surgical techniques. The noninvasive VelaShape device uses something called el's technology, invented by laser developer Syneron. It employs bi-polar RF waves and infrared energy to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of cellulite and cut down on localized fat deposits by literally shrinking your fat cells.

Improvements from VelaShape often are visible within as few as four office visits. It obtains results much more quickly than other techniques because it uses high-powered and safe forms of energy. Typically, with four to six treatments spaced one week apart, patients see thinner thighs and better skin texture. Some patients have even see results on other areas of the body including stomachs, love handles, hips and buttocks.

It's easy for new moms to become overwhelmed trying so hard to be a
'good parent" or "perfect mom" and physical appearance falls to the bottom of the to-do list. Maintaining health and style are extremely important, and a beautiful body after baby is an attainable goal. Confidence and self-esteem need to be modeled for children. It's not always easy.

Post-partum hormones can also cause skin changes or the more frequent growth of unwanted hair. There are several ways to tackle and treat those baby battle scars, as well.

Laser hair removal offers permanent hair reduction and may be a time- and cost-saving alternative for both pre and post-wedding hairless bliss.

Essentially, laser hair removal works by destroying the hair follicle. The only way to permanently reduce the amount of unwanted hair is to damage the hair follicle to a point where is unable to produce hairs. The hairs that are destroyed with each treatment are destroyed permanently. While patient protocol is determined on a case-by-case basis, on average our centers recommend a minimum of six treatments, spread about two months apart per treatment.

In addition, skin rejuvenation treatments are also an option to fight skin irregularities while reducing fine wrinkles. This creates a more even skin tone and creates a more youthful, healthier appearance.

Even with so many different noninvasive options to get your pre-baby body back, you don't have to be a celebrity to find a treatment that will work. These are aesthetic laser treatments will help to regain your pre-baby body and exude confidence again. These treatments can give moms the confidence and self-esteem to pass on for generations.
About the Author
AmericanLaser.com is the largest and most successful laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction therapy company, with more than 220 locations in the United States. For more information, please visit AmericanLaser.com.
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