Menopause is a natural event that normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. The symptoms of menopause are caused by changes in estrogens and progesterone levels. The body make less of these hormones over time. The specific symptoms and how significant they are varies from woman to woman.
The symptoms of Menopause can be characterized by flushing (hot flashes), skin laxity and wrinkles. The loss of collagen and elastin leads to changes in skin contours such as jowls, crow’s feet and lip lines.
The decline in estrogen levels leads to a decrease in collagen and elastin production as well as a reduction in the skin’s ground substance (Hyaluronic acid). This combined with the effects of gravity, results in loss of firmness and elasticity.
The treatment strategy for Menopause includes normalizing hormone levels, stimulation of collagen and elastin production, restoring oil and moisture levels and increasing the skin’s food supply via increased circulation and topical nutrition.