Life for the modern woman bears little resemblance to that of our grandmothers. One significant change seems to be the age at which a woman decides to have children.

While waiting to establish a career and enjoy life before settling down to have a family is becoming more popular, there are certain difficulties caused by later pregnancies.

After the age of twenty-five, our skin begins to lose its elasticity. The production of collagen drops, skin renewal is less frequent, and this can mean that the skin struggles to cope with the stresses imposed by pregnancy.

So, while becoming a mum later in life is perfect for some, it can be more difficult to get your body back after labour.

Certain treatments, such as IPL and microdermabrasion, can help to restore the skin’s appearance post-pregnancy. Stretch mark removal can significantly reduce the visibility of these marks that can be so devastating to self-esteem.

Thread veins can also be problematic post-pregnancy. It is thought that the hormonal changes and weight gain that occur during pregnancy could encourage the formation of these spider veins. IPL can treat them so that the vessels collapse and disintegrate.