Skin and Menopause

Despite the growing research on medicated hormonal treatments on the skin, there are many options available already to turn dry, itchy and thinning skin into smoother, fresher skin.

Since collagen production is drastically affected during hormonal loss, it is imperative to use ingredients that boost collagen production in the skin. Retinoids, including Retinol, are part of the Vitamin A family with a great track record in increasing collagen and controlling pigmentation. Vitamin C, which has also been shown to boost collagen production, also brightens skin and evens out skin tone. Peptides that increase production of elastin, collagen like Thymosin Beta and GHK-Cu can benefit dry/loose skin.

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A dehydrated epidermal barrier can greatly benefit from essential fatty acids, phytosterols and ceramides. Of course during hot flashes, we may want to constrict the capillaries with topical serums containing caffeine and avoid lifestyle trigger factors such as heat, sun, and alcohol. Antioxidants can be an amazing powerhouse of rejuvenation – ingredients such as glutathione, quercetin, and green tea extracts can further protect the skin from oxidative damage. We offer glutathione and quercetin as IVs or injections. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

After hormone balance, focus should be placed on increasing hydration, stimulating collagen production, and re-energizing the skin.

Exfoliation is a key step in rejuvenating aging skin with slowed cell renewal. Micro needling is one of the best ways to deeply exfoliate the skin. Furthermore, micro needling is great for stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin, which is the key to new, youthful-looking skin. Because of its ability to trigger the generation of new skin cells, dermatologists have found that a few sessions will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles.

A diet rich in healthy fats, like Omega-3s found in salmon and nuts, will help nourish skin from the inside. Extrinsic aging is practically inescapable, so daily use of sun protection is a must in everyone’s skin care regimen. This is particularly important in aged skin, as it is thinner and allows even more penetration by damaging UV rays.

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