Loose Skin After Pregnancy Surgery Alternatives

Loose Skin After Pregnancy

Stretch marks and loose skin after pregnancy are a common complaint of women everywhere. Fortunately, there are many non surgical skin tightening procedures and natural alternatives to reduce or get rid of the loose skin on the stomach that forms after pregnancy.

Stretch marks are loose skin after pregnancy result from minute tears in the deep skin matrix. These tears are the result of loss of skin elasticity, weakness, dryness and thinness of the skin, decreased skin cell multiplication, and collagen breakdown.

Unless all the problems mentioned are addressed, you might not be able to correct your loose skin after pregnancy. Do not fall prey to marketing strategies and buy a skin firming lotion that claims to contain collagen molecule. Collagen is a large molecule and cannot be absorbed by the skin cells, even if it is absorbed, it does not stimulate natural skin collagen.

Choose a skin tightening cream that has powerful moisturizers, natural collagen boosters, peptide complexes, natural proteins like keratin. Vitamin C and E are antioxidants and natural collagen boosters. Plant and nut oils are great natural moisturizers that provide hydration and anti-oxidants to the skin. You can also make your own cream using everyday ingredients like avocados, limes, honey, grape seed oil, almond oil or coconut oil, Shea butter, and Aloe Vera gel.

Apart from using a good cream to massage the outer skin, weight training exercises, good nutrition and hydration are equally important in toning the body, speeding the healing process, which will firm the loose skin after pregnancy. Natural alternatives are cost effective and provide long lasting results.

For very fast results, non surgical treatments like Thermage, Refirme or Fraxel laser treatments are an option. Although effective, these treatments not long lasting such as the natural alternatives and also tend to be expensive with each session costing from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.