From non-surgical fat reduction to the latest and greatest in stretch mark removal, a recent string of A-listers have taken to social media to share how non-invasive cosmetic treatments have played a part in their post-pregnancy transformations. (And for that, we applaud them!)
Here, we talk to top doctors in L.A. and NYC to find out more about how their top clientele bounce back post baby:
Injections, lasers and microneedling for stretch mark removal
Dr. Jason Emer, a Beverly Hills dermatologic surgeon, said a combination of treatments is becoming the “gold standard” for improving the white stretched scars that are common after pregnancy.
Dr. Emer said radio frequency microneedling treatments like EndyMed Intensif are another great option for this combination approach to treatment.
According to Emer, patients who undergo a combination approach can expect 30 to 50% percent improvement over singular treatment. He said patients will see better results “as you do more and more treatments” but warned that results would plateau once you stop treatments.
The cost of stretch mark treatment can vary significantly depending on location and the type of treatment you receive. The average cost of stretch mark treatment is $775 according to reviews from RealSelf members.
Famous Fans: Kim Kardashian gave her fans insight into her stretch mark treatment as she Snapchatted from Dr. Simon Ourian’s office. Kardashian noted that she was scared to undergo the treatment, but it didn’t hurt very much. She received a CoolBeam laser treatment.
Non-surgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting
Sometimes no matter how much you exercise or how strictly you diet, stubborn areas of fat just won’t go away. That’s where non-surgical fat reduction treatments like CoolSculpting can help. CoolSculpting freezes and kills fat cells, allowing your body to naturally process them out of your system. It is especially common for fat reduction around your abs and on love handles.
Dr. Michele Green, a New York dermatologist, said CoolSculpting is especially popular with new moms “who want to quickly return to their pre-baby body.”
According to Green, CoolSculpting treatments typically take between 35 and 75 minutes depending on the area being treated. In addition to the torso, Green said the treatment can also be used to target stubborn fat on your arms, legs, thighs, back and other areas.
According to reviews from RealSelf members, the average cost of CoolSculpting is $2,300.
Famous Fans: Supermodel Molly Sims talked openly about her success using CoolSculpting after having a baby.
“I realized that no amount of dieting or exercise was going to get that last bit off my belly,” Sims said, via Allure. “So I went to my derm, and I said, ‘Is there anything else I can do? I can’t do any more sit-ups.’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, we have this new thing called CoolSculpting.’
“It takes an hour for each treatment. I did my stomach, so I did two hours all at the same time. I saw results in a month.”
Non-surgical vaginal tightening with ThermiVa
ThermiVa is a non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat tissue and stimulate the body’s own collagen.
Dr. Shelia Nazarian, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, said ThermiVa is a popular request from her patients who have had kids.
“Moms do experience laxity sometimes after vaginal delivery and urinary leakage as well,” Nazarian said. “ThermiVa helps with both, which makes it a popular treatment with moms.”
According to Nazarian, ThermiVa takes about 30 minutes, and patients have no downtime following the treatment.
The average cost of TermiVa treatment is $2,700 based on reviews from RealSelf members. Prices will vary on location and your doctor.
Famous Fans: Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian have both received the treatment, according to their sister Khloe Kardashian.
“My sisters, they’ve had kids, and there’s a vagina lasering thing to tighten,” Khloe Kardashian said on Kocktails with Khloe according to Elle. “So in my household, all they do is talk about this vagina laser.”