Navigating Menopause Skin Changes

By Dr. Raquel Amado on the 24th November 2023

Menopause is something every woman goes through but isn’t spoken about enough. It’s a natural shift in life but it comes with some unexpected challenges. Menopause skin changes affect a large number of women but coping with them can be a challenge in itself. First, you have to understand exactly what menopause is and how it can change your skin.

 

Understanding Menopause

Menopause creeps up on us, bringing with it a decrease in hormonal activity that leads to various physical and emotional symptoms. From the age of around 25, we lose about 1% of our collagen annually, but when menopause starts, we lose 30% drop in collagen in the first 5 years.

 

Collagen and elastin are responsible for youthful, bouncy skin, but as their levels decrease, the texture and firmness of your skin suffer. This leads to sagging skin and the onset of wrinkles, among other menopause skin changes. To add to this, the skin’s protective barrier weakens, making it harder to hold onto moisture. If you feel as though you’re already experiencing these issues and you’re at a loss for what to do, with our help, you can look and feel amazing even when menopause begins.

 

Switch Up Your Skincare

First and foremost, your skincare routine will likely need upgrading to compensate for the menopause skin changes taking place. Harsh, drying products should be avoided and swapped out for more gentle and hydrating ones. You’ll want to introduce products that lock in moisture, like a great moisturiser and hydrating serums.

 

Something that we can’t stress enough is the importance and power of sun protection at every age. A good SPF can protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, a major contributor to premature ageing. We recommend an SPF 50, applying to your skin year-round, not only in the summer months as UV damage can occur during the colder seasons and on overcast days.

 

Treatments For Menopause Skin Changes

The right treatments can reliably minimise the impact of menopause skin changes. Dr Raquel can customise your treatment plan based on your individual symptoms and concerns. Below are just some of the treatments we might recommend.

 

Profhilo®

Profhilo® is a unique hyaluronic acid injectable that helps to hydrate and remodel the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen, addressing issues like fine lines, sagging and loss of skin firmness. With just a few sessions, Profhilo® can rejuvenate your skin, leaving it smoother, more radiant and naturally youthful.

 

Polynucleotides

Polynucleotides are a revolutionary treatment for menopausal skin. These tiny molecules contain important information for cell growth and repair. Derived from DNA , when injected into the skin, they rejuvenate and regenerate damaged skin cells, making your own skin cells younger, therefore producing more of your own collagen and Hyaluronic acid. This treatment helps improve skin texture, improves hydration,reduces pigmentation, reduces fine lines and enhances overall skin quality.

 

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels work by removing the damaged top layer of the skin, revealing fresh, radiant skin beneath. They are highly customisable, allowing for different depths of treatment. They can help reduce fine lines, age spots and uneven skin tone. Dr Raquel can recommend the appropriate type and strength of chemical peel to suit your specific needs.

 

SkinPen®

SkinPen® is a minimally invasive treatment that stimulates collagen production by creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin. As the skin heals, it becomes firmer, more supple and better able to retain moisture. With this treatment we can add a cocktail of ingredients that will infuse in the skin and target your specific skin concerns.This treatment can significantly improve skin texture, minimise fine lines and reduce the appearance of scars or sun damage.

 

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Book Your Consultation

These treatments can target the specific concerns you have related to menopause skin changes. By combining an effective skincare routine and a bespoke treatment plan, you can manage and even reverse the adverse effects of menopause on your skin, ultimately helping you look and feel your best.

 

Book your consultation at Dr Raquel Skin and Medical Cosmetics today. Contact us on 01732 525875 or drop us an email at drraquel@skinandmedicalcosmetics.co.uk