Postpartum treatments that are doctor-approved - SW1 Clinic

Postpartum treatments that are doctor-approved


Postpartum, it may seem things will never be the same again. A new kind of tired you’ve never known before, weight gain, stretch marks, hair loss, and even changes in your skin. Without discounting the joy found in your newborn, these are just some of the changes we will notice in ourselves. I know, I’m a mother myself and I witnessed these myself.

Postpartum treatments that are doctor-approved

Some of these changes may affect us more than others and if it’s something you would really like to have fixed, there are doctor-approved solutions available to you.


Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark spots or patches on your skin and is commonly triggered by hormonal changes in your body such as pregnancy. For some, the dark patches developed during pregnancy will fade once their hormone levels return to normal. For others who are still trying to deal with or cover up melasma, there is a new treatment, SylfirmX.

SylfirmX is a microneedling system that can be customized to effectively treat a myriad of skin concerns including melasma. This method allows the needles to penetrate deeper into the skin and treat stubborn pigmentation at its root.

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Hair Loss

On average we lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. For new mothers, they may experience significant hair loss postpartum a few months after having their baby. This is due to decreasing estrogen levels and is a common phenomenon.

If the excessive hair loss is bothering you, there are treatments to promote and stimulate healthy hair growth. Revage 670 laser is a popular FDA-approved treatment that works by stimulating blood flow to the hair follicles, encouraging them to enter the active growth phase and to increase hair density.

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Weight gain

Weight gain is completely expected during pregnancy and while many women expect to lose all that weight postpartum, it’s normal for your body to hold on to some of that weight.

Studies have shown that women who gained the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy retained 1 to 2kg above their pre-pregnancy weight a year after having given birth, and 15-20% of women will retain 4.5kg or more.

Losing weight postpartum can be challenging, especially when it comes to controlling your food intake. The Skinny Jab using Saxenda is an FDA-approved injectable pen that works by regulating your hunger, resulting in lower calorie consumption and accelerated weight loss. This is however not recommended to be taken while you’re still breastfeeding your child.

Stretch marks

Stretch marks are really scars and is a result of your skin stretching quickly, which tears the supportive structures in the middle or bottom layer of tissues of your skin. Stretch marks in pregnancy are so common that it’s estimated 90% of women get them by their third trimester.

For some, stretch marks lighten after pregnancy while others have stretch marks that are more severe and may want to look for solutions to get rid of them as much as possible.

LDM Triple stands out from existing ultrasound treatments for its ability to change between frequencies simultaneously, treating deep tissues and offering skin rejuvenative effects without pain or downtime.

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