Menopause and Your Skin: How to Combat Collagen Loss
- Posted on: May 30 2018
As a women, you are no stranger to the ebb and flow of hormones. And although you may have thought that your hormonal days left when you finished your last pregnancy, that unfortunately isn’t the case. In fact, as go through menopause in your forties, fifties, and sixties, your body goes through a bunch of unique hormone changes— leaving your skin feeling and looking different than ever before. Luckily, here at Cheung Dermatology & Laser Center, we have a few ways that you can combat skin changes caused by menopause. From fillers to skincare, this article will discuss how you can get your skin feeling back to normal. Read on to learn more.
One of the biggest downfalls of menopause on your skin is the loss of collagen. According to studies, it is said that 30% of your skin’s collagen is lost during the first five years of menopause— causing you to look older than you care to admit. We can temporarily restore the collagen to your skin by filling in those fine lines and wrinkles.
Although Botox is often mistaken for a filler, it actually works in a different way. By temporarily relaxing the muscles in your forehead and around your eyes, Botox will help you look a bit more youthful. As one of our most popular treatments for aging women, Botox will help you look more like your pre-menopause self.
Another great thing that we encourage our patients who are going through menopause to do is switch up their skincare regimen. By adding in antioxidants like green tea into your skincare, you can help to approve the texture, appearance, and comfort of your skin. Containing anti-inflammatory components, antioxidants can do wonders for your skin. To learn more about what kinds of skincare products you should be using while going through menopause, ask one of our doctors.
Going through menopause can be uncomfortable beyond belief. We want all of our patients to go through menopause feeling like their skin is still young. To learn more or to schedule an appointment call us at (312) 971-6902.