What Does a Mummy Tummy Makeover Consist Of?
Dr Leah’s ‘Mummy Tummy Makeover’ is a new skin tightening treatment for the stomach which uses a combination of medical laser plus radiofrequency treatments over a course of 8 sessions to target the appearance of stretchmarks and tighten loose skin. Dr Leah created the new treatment in response to seeing a huge surge in the number of people presenting with excess skin and stretchmarks following extensive weight loss over a short period of time, the makeover uses the latest in non-surgical technology to tighten loose skin and treat the appearance of stretchmarks with no downtime or scarring.
Our founder and Medical Director, Dr Leah, explains: “We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of clients requesting treatment for excess skin and striae (stretchmarks) following dramatic weight loss. We are in the era of ‘body transformations’ - new mums seem to be returning to their pre-pregnancy weight in very short periods of time and social media is awash with examples of people who have had dramatic weight loss transformations. What is not often highlighted is the effect of such dramatic fluctuations in weight on the skin- the striae (stretchmarks) which can be caused by rupture of elastin fibres from excessive stretching and the residual lax skin which can often remain. It is not uncommon for my clients, including Clare, who went from a size 22 to a size 10, to actually tell me that they preferred their appearance before losing weight to the appearance after. It can be a very disheartening thing to go through the effort and commitment involved in losing weight only to still feel unhappy with your appearance, albeit for a different reason. Until recently surgery has been the only real option to remove excess skin– this comes with the risk of general anaesthetic and scarring, there is an associated recovery time and reasonable financial cost involved. At Dr Leah Clinics we are passionate about innovation in the non surgical cosmetic space and are keen to bring the most advanced treatments to a UK audience. Advances in recent years in non-surgical aesthetic medicine mean that we have been able to create the Mummy Tummy Makeover which is a simple and non invasive course of treatments to tighten loose skin on the tummy and reduce the appearance of stretchmarks without the need to go under the knife, without downtime and without scarring. It has proved incredibly popular.”
How does it work?
The process of undergoing a Mummy Tummy Makeover involves several appointments;
- Appointment 1 Initial Body Consultation - FREE
During your Initial Body Consultation, a patch test is completed to ensure suitability for the treatment course. 48 hours after your initial consultation, your treatment course will begin.
- Appointment 2 - One iPixel or Dermapen Session
As we age, the tone and texture of our skin changes. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear, age spots and blemishes may develop, and the texture of our skin can become coarse and uneven. To combat this, we use light and laser-based skin resurfacing technologies to smooth out and balance the skin texture, tone and elasticity. Our iPixel employs a fractional delivery method which creates pixel-sized perforations in the skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This allows the skin to heal faster as the epidermis is regenerated.
Dermapen is the industry leading microneeding device, it is a skin repair treatment that can help to significantly improve the appearance of ageing or scarred skin. It uses tiny needles attached to a pen device to gently puncture the skin causing a series of traumatic punctures on the skin. The result of this is that the skin responds to this by naturally producing collagen and elastin to repair itself. The production of collagen and elastin work to smooth and firm the skin, plumping out deep lines and improving the indented or red appearance of scars and stretch marks.
- Appointments 3 to 8 - Six Radiofrequency Sessions
Our radiofrequency utilises electrodes to deliver the Radiofrequency energy under the skin (which is controlled and limited to the treatment area). Radio frequency helps to concentrate the body’s collagen fibres and encourages the quick regeneration of the collagen and elastin that we lose as we age. This results in a firmer, more youthful look.
- Appointment 8 - One iPixel or Dermapen
Finally, the area of concern is treated with another powerful iPixel or Dermapen session to further enhance the tightening effect provided by the Radiofrequency.
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“After I gave birth to my little girl when I was 18 years old, my weight quickly ballooned and this left a lot of stretch marks. I had my son 5 years later and at my biggest I was a size 22. I have worked really hard and I have been able to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, a healthy size 8. I did it through diet and exercise and I have sustained my weight at this level for several years now. Losing the weight was one of the hardest things I have done, it required an entire lifestyle change but I was prepared for it – what I was not prepared for is the stretch marks and loose skin I was left with. I feel healthier now and I am confident with how I look with clothes on but my stomach looked better when I was a size 22! No one ever talks about the fact that your tummy may actually look worse after you lose the weight!
I remember trying on a bikini for the first time after I had reached my goal weight, and thinking to myself that my tummy looks like an 80 year old’s, I felt really disappointed. I thought to myself I have just replaced a big belly with a wrinkled one and neither looked good!
I decided last summer to do something about it, I started to explore options and actually went for a plastic surgery consultation to find out about going under the knife to remove the loose skin but after the consultation scared me, I didn’t feel I could justify the risk of a general anaesthetic when I have two children or the time off work to recover and the amount of scarring I would have and the cost was thousands of pounds.
Realising surgery was not going to be for me, I began to look into other options, I researched non-surgical clinics and found Dr Leah Clinics. I remembered Dr Leah from The Apprentice and knew she was a medical doctor, I also saw her clinics had won awards so I knew they would be offering the best treatments available. I went to speak to Dr Leah about my tummy and see if she could help. Dr Leah immediately put me at ease, she was lovely, she listened to my concerns and made me feel that I was not the only person who had this problem and that there was hope without having to go under the knife. Dr Leah recommended the Mummy Tummy Makeover for me, which involved treating my stretchmarks and loose skin in a combination of 8 treatments (one per week for 8 weeks). The treatment was a mixture of medical laser treatments and radiofrequency based treatments. I was slightly nervous on the day of my first treatment, more about showing my stomach to the aesthetic therapist but she was really nice and put me totally at ease and the treatment was not painful at all. There is a slight tingling sensation when having the medical laser and I had some scabs on my tummy for a few days after, where my stretchmarks had been. The Radiofrequency treatment was actually really relaxing. Each treatment took around 45 minutes and I was able to return to work and normal life immediately after all treatments and no one knew I was having them!
I started to see the results after about my third treatment, by my 6th I was really impressed and now I have completed the Mummy Tummy Makeover I am absolutely delighted with the results. I know my stomach will never be ‘perfect’ but for the first time ever I feel confident to have my tummy on show and will be wearing a bikini this summer!”
Click here to read Clare's story on The MailOnline!
Summary of Treatment
Consultation – 30 Minutes
iPixel - 30 Minutes
Dermapen - 40 Minutes
Radiofrequency – 40 Minutes
Back to Work
iPixel – Scabs & Dryness 7 – 14 Days
Radiofrequency – 24 hours estimated
Dermapen – 24 hours estimated
All skin types
What are the benefits?
• No surgery
• Pain free
• No risk of scarring
• No recovery time
• Effective results
• Medical grade technologies
• Suitable for all skin types
What is the cost?
x2 iPixel (£800) & x6 Radiofrequency (£900) Usually = £1700
Package Deal = £990
x2 Dermapen (£460) & x6 Radiofrequency (£900) Usually = £1360
Package Deal = £990
To book in for a free consultation, call us on 020 7877 5999or email firstname.lastname@example.org.