Addressing Skin Changes During Menopause
Many women do not always anticipate the skin changes that occur during menopause.
Falling estrogen levels can often lead to skin issues from ranging from acne to wrinkles and beyond.
When Do Skin Issues Begin?
Perimenopause is typically the time when skin issues begin presenting themselves.
Red skin due to hot flashes, breakouts and texture issues can be common during this time.
Skin Changes During Menopause
Once you have reached menopause you may find that you are experiencing different skin related changes.
If you do not partake in estrogen therapy you may experience dry skin.
Additionally, flushing can occur as a result of skin reactivity.
You may also experience an increased sensitivity level in your skin as your pH levels change.
Some women suffer from facial hair growth or hyperpigmentation during menopause as well.
How to Address Skin Changes During Perimenopause and Menopause
For acne, many doctors recommend androgen blockers such as spironolactone especially during the per-menopausal period.
Flaxseed oil is also a great anti-inflammatory for women suffering from acne due to perimenopause.
During menopause any product containing Vitamin A can help to repair your skin and promote collagen growth.
Products containing peptides add additional healing properties to your aging skin during this time.
Additionally, home peels, and a dedicated moisturizer routine can help address dead skin cells and brighten the skin.
At Tysons Gynecology Dr. Hall and her staff are dedicated to helping women work through menopause gracefully.
The Menopause Center at Tysons Gynecology is a place where women are welcome to come in and address their skin concerns as they wish.
In fact, we offer Botox and Dermal Fillers to our patients in addition to your annual exam in order to help you look and feel your best during menopause.
If you are interested in learning more about our Menopause Center or would like to see the entire list of services offered at Tysons Gynecology please visit our website today or call us to schedule an appointment at (703)991-6806.