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How to Tighten Loose Skin After Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for many women as they nurture and grow a little life inside of their body. Unfortunately, hormones and the continuous growth of the fetus can wreak havoc on the skin. Some of the most common complaints after pregnancy include hyperpigmentation and sagging skin, so here are some tips on hyperpigmentation and how to tighten loose skin after pregnancy.

Melasma (Hyperpigmentation)

melasma during pregnancy

The face is the most common area where melasma occurs, but it can happen to any area of the body. Sun exposure is one of the main reasons why the skin darkens in concentrated areas, but hormones also play a big role.

The majority of hyperpigmentation occurs in women (about 90% of all cases). Pregnancy is a major factor, especially in women with darker skin tones.

Most times, pregnancy-induced hyperpigmentation fades away on its own. If it doesn’t…don’t worry; today’s aesthetic technologies are ready to tackle melasma with a one-two punch!

Some topical solutions for melasma exist including lotions that contain hydroquinone. A skin care product like this can be used by itself (on the face) or in tandem with other cosmetic treatments such as:

How to Tighten Loose Skin After Pregnancy

sagging skin after pregnancy

When the skin has to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus, stretch marks and loose skin can result. Many women report postpartum dissatisfaction with their abdomen, hips, and thighs.

If you want to know how to tighten loose skin after pregnancy, here are some options to consider. The most extreme choice is an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck. This procedure is appropriate for women whose underlying abdominal muscles have vertically separated (called the rectus abdominus muscles), or whose skin laxity is severe.

For many women, mild to moderate loose skin is their only concern; no muscle tissue is involved. In these cases, less expensive non-surgical options can be extremely effective.

For skin lifting and tightening of the tummy or any body area, several technologies can help:

  • BTL Exilis Ultra
  • Venus Freeze

The bonus benefit of these two technologies is that they also melt away inches of fat after treatment. BTL Exilis Ultra and Venus Freeze have been featured on television and are safely used on thousands of women each day.

Treatment requires no numbing, cutting, or even discomfort! You’ll feel a gentle heating sensation, then your skin will tighten, lift, and inches will be gone! Several treatments are needed to achieve desired results.

Tighten & Lift Loose Skin in San Diego – Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Aeria Chang has been successfully providing superior treatments and results to hundreds of clients each month for over a decade. Her practice is one of the most frequented aesthetic offices in San Diego. And for good reason! Beatitude is her only medical practice, so she is able to personally perform each procedure – only the best for her clientele.

Contact our office today at (619) 280-1609. We are open Monday through Friday and one Saturday a month.



Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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