Menopause and the effects on the skin! 

Skin is continually being effected by the aging process not only that, skin changes significantly in menopausal years.

With the drop in the hormone oestrogen, skin thickness is reduced. Such change leads to dryness, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and skin sensitivity.

In the 2nd layer of the skin (dermis) elastin and collagen are responsible for strength and integrity and this reduces up to  30% in 5 years post menopause. Elastin, which gives skin elasticity decreases 0.55% per year. Not only that, the amount of Hyaluronic acid diminishes, and this is responsible for skin hydration as it binds to water.The main areas we notice is  sagging around the cheeks, jawline, neck and fine lines and wrinkles appear.

Along with the signs of aging collagen changes and the function of the skin slows down causing:

  • Itching
  • Sensitivity
  • Rosacea
  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Acne
  • Pigmentation

It has been proven that oestrogen replacement therapy reduces skin thickness, increases collagen and improves the skins ability to retain water.

How can we help?

 

  • Healthy diet
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Keep hydrated
  • Exercise frequently
  • Good skincare regime
  • Replace the Hyaluronic Acid

Deal with the symptoms

Medical grade solution to treat down to the dermis of the skin

  • Sensitive & Itchy skin– Calming soothing creams – plant based non-irritant- Hinokiitiol (cedar tree)
  • Protect from irritation-Use antioxidants- Vitamin A, C&E- protects and stimulates collagen production
  • Repair & Nourish- Peptides- treat the skin by amino acid mimicking and stimulating collagen repairing and nourishing
  • Dry skins– Hyaluronic acid and matrixyl to hydrate and strengthen
  • Oily skins- Salicylic acid and oligipeptide10 manages bacteria and  Reservatol an antioxidant to protect skin cells
  • Pigmentation- Lightening products- arbutin, shitake mushroom  and retinol to improve cell turnover, inhibit pigment producing cells and shed pigmented cells

           

All skin types

  • Retinol enhances cell turnover expelling dead skin cells
  • Vitamin A, E and B/ antioxidants to protect skin from pollutants
  • Protection from UV rays Physical sunscreen using Zinc oxide a reflective sunscreen
Treatments
  •  Soften fine lines– anti aging treatments
  • Replace Hyaluronic Acid (HA)- Dermal fillers & Profhilo replace lost HA
  • Medical peels– increase cell turnover exposing new healthy skin cells
  • Platelet Rich plasma– Using your own serum to hydrate and nourish
  • Microneedling – stimulates collagen & cell turnover, tightens, remodels and minimises pore size
  • IV nutrition– Targeted nourishment straight into the bloodstream
  • Plasma BT– A unique system to deliver antioxidants and HA
  • Dermalux– Specialised light treatment for aging, sensitivity, acne and problem skins

 

For further information contact Helen , Nurse Prescriber. Helen@helencleland.co.uk

www.helencleland.co.uk

07518957182