The Non-surgical Alternative Mommy Makeover: Cosmetic Dermatology

fter having one or multiple children, your home and heart might feel full. However, your body has been through significant change, physically and emotionally. After all the sacrifice you go through for your beautiful children, as rewarding as that can me, you may feel less than fabulous about your looks. You are, after all, a pro at managing your home, appointments, sports practices, possibly working one or more jobs, kissing boo-boos, cooking comfort food, and all that comes with being a momma. According to, stay at home moms should have made about $115,000 for their work in 2014! Alas, at the end of the day, we know all too well that being a mother can be a thankless job. When we sit alone in the quiet kitchen after everyone is asleep and the last dish is washed, the last stray sock thrown in the basket, we may feel depleted. We don’t always feel like the super moms that we are, and this can lead to valid concerns.

If the value of our abilities could shine through our outward appearance, we might have a lot more happy mommies walking around instead of “mombies”. At Dermatology & Aesthetic Centers of El Paso and Rejuvené MD, we believe that mothers should care for themselves too and we offer some winning combination treatments customized to meet the specific needs of women. At our practice, we provide the “Mommy Makeover” using non-invasive modalities to treat common functional and aesthetic female health concerns.

When was the last time you went to a job interview? Did you buy a new outfit? Curl or straighten your hair? You wanted to look your best so that your confidence could shine through that awesome pantsuit. We suggest you do the same for your mom life. Growing, feeding, and raising a baby with your body may have diminished your youthfulness. However, with the noninvasive mommy makeover, you can get a good dose of rejuvenation and gain back a bit of what you feel you may have lost.

The great thing about dermatology is the fact that your physician uses technology and lasers to enhance the beauty you already possess, with expert knowledge of skin needs and reactions. There is no need to completely change or alter your body when all you need is a boost of youthfulness. Services are efficient and highly effective. There is no extensive recovery time or painful surgery to endure.

Moms often frown about the extra flabbiness and cellulite that came with their babies. VelaShape III is a noninvasive body contouring procedure that uses bi-polar radio-frequency, infrared light, pulsed vacuum suction and mesotherapy to reduce the appearance of cellulite and produce smooth skin. The great thing about this tissue tightening procedure is that you’ll experience both immediate and gradual effects. The treated area will gradually start to feel smoother and the circumference will also reduce over the following ten weeks.

VelaShape is actually the only non-invasive cellulite treatment device that is cleared by the FDA to safely and effectively contour and reduce cellulite. Most women get this treatment done on their abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and even arms and neck. While this is not a weight loss treatment, it certainly does help those stubborn spots that a healthy diet and exercise seem to neglect. Sessions normally last about 20-30 minutes and more advanced results are seen with multiple sessions.

The second big complaint we see about the mom bod is losing vaginal tightness after giving birth to one or multiple children. The CO2RE Intima is a revolutionary laser treatment that offers relief, treatment, and freedom from the adversities that come along with childbirth and aging. According to Syneron-Candela, the makers of this cosmetic treatment, 100 percent of women who have had treatment done feel satisfied with the results. The CO2RE Intima is a wand-like laser that is inserted vaginally and slowly rotated to treat all areas of the vaginal canal. It restores tightness and relieves a wealth of conditions. The dermatologist can also use the laser on on the outer labia to restore laxity and symmetry. Dr. Karen is currently the only woman offering this treatment in the El Paso and Las Cruces area. It truly is a revolutionary cosmetic dermatology treatment that helps women regain confidence, self-esteem, sexual pleasure, and overall comfort and health.

Urinary incontinence or urinary leakage
Discomfort or pain with intercourse, known as Dyspareunia
Decreased lubrication and dryness
Vaginal itching or burning
Vaginal looseness or laxity
Vaginal Thinning, known as Vulva-Vaginal Atrophy
Vulvar altered skin pigmentation, known as Dyschromia
Vulvar disorders
Vulvar external asymmetry
And of course, childbirth and aging seem to affect the face just as much as the rest of the body. During this pregnancy, some women experience “pregnancy mask,” which is dark blotches of skin around the eyes and cheeks. Overproduction of melanin in the body causes this problem. Pregnancy acne is, unfortunately, a thing too. These nine months seem to leave some women with permanent brown marks and acne scars. However, we have cosmetic dermatology solutions for these issues as well. Sublative Rejuvenation with eMatrix is a good treatment to address hyperpigmentation, scars, and other issues like wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, and uneven texture. This technology uses radio frequency electrical energy instead of laser energy. The energy makes a matrix of tiny injuries on the skin forcing a regeneration of collagen. This is what improves the skin from the inside out.

Microneedling is another revolutionary cosmetic treatment that has helped lots of women deal with acne scarring, uneven skin texture, and large pores. The dermatologist rolls a special tool with tiny needles over the skin to make tiny injuries as well. Once again, the skin regenerates collagen because of the microtrauma. Both of these procedures use the body’s own mechanisms to improve the quality of the skin. It truly is a process of rejuvenation.

If you know you need a boost to your confidence, a mommy makeover can help. There are pain-free, non-invasive options to enhance the beauty you already possess. If you love your mom life, but your mom body has you feeling down, a mommy makeover might be the right fix for you. You are already fantastic at what you do, you should your best doing it.