29 Jul Face & Body Rejuvenation for Peri-menopausal Changes
Did you know menopause and peri-menopause can actually change your face and body? It’s a common issue that isn’t regularly discussed, which can leave a lot of women wondering why their face and body are changing when they haven’t changed their lifestyle or eating habits. Dr. Sudeep Roy and RefinedMD regularly work with clients who are struggling with unwanted body and facial changes due to menopause. This major hormonal shift can create a myriad of bodily and skin changes that seem uncontrollable—but that isn’t the case. You can regain control of your body and esthetics when you work with a professional who understands this frustrating part of the life process.
Women report seeing their body quickly and suddenly change before their eyes. It’s frustrating, disconcerting, and very difficult to accept (understandably so!). In some cases, it can even be difficult for some doctors to explain. However, Dr. Roy is an esteemed facial plastic surgeon who is highly knowledgeable and skilled in working with women facing these challenges. Let’s discuss why and how these changes happen and—more importantly—what can be done about them.
Reclaim Your Body & Your Life During Menopause
When women approach their late 30s, their ovaries naturally produce less reproductive hormones like estrogen and progesterone. These hormones become less necessary as the woman ends their reproductive age, so their production slows down. This is what triggers menopause. In fact, one recent study found that half of women in the US reach menopause before they turn 52. Menopause affects the entire body, and that includes the skin. Remember, since the skin is the biggest organ we have then it’s obviously going to be affected by menopause.
Skin is actually one of the very first organs affected by hormone changes. The result is a decrease in water content, elasticity, collagen content, and skin thickness. All of these attributes are what make skin look young, supple, and beautiful. When we lose volume in the skin, it’s common for the result to be a strange volume shift—usually downwards! This can happen in both the face and body. You may have heard that dermal fillers are fantastic to battle volume loss and that’s true. However, menopause might be the primary cause of that volume loss and shifting in the first place.
It’s not just the visible skin on the face and body that’s affected by menopause. The vagina and labia are also impacted. Genitourinary issues such as urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, and atrophic vaginitis are all very common not only in women who are post-partum but also women going through menopause. If you didn’t have biological children, don’t assume that you’ve escaped the many uncomfortable and often embarrassing issues caused by childbirth. The reality is that menopause can also lead to or exacerbate genitourinary problems. After all, the skin in the groin region is still skin—and usually much thinner and more delicate than other parts of the body.
What You Can Do About Menopause Skin Problems
Dr. Roy and the RefinedMD team offer a suite of treatments and procedures to help you transition into this new phase of life looking and feeling your best. The exact regimen for you will depend on your unique body, needs, and goals. This might include a customized medical-grade skin care routine to help restore the natural building blocks of youthful skin including collagen, elastin, and hydration. In some cases, topical estrogen analogs may be prescribed in order to rejuvenate the skin.
Light and energy-based treatments such as the HALO laser might be recommended in order to improve the tone and texture of the skin while removing hyperpigmentation. These treatments are a beautiful complement to Dr. Roy’s minimally invasive facelift and necklift procedures. Facial plastic surgery is an outpatient procedure, and incisions are always well-hidden in the natural folds of the face (such as around the ears).
Plus, RefinedMD offers the latest and most advanced non-surgical vaginal and pelvic floor restoration treatments available. These non-invasive treatments can stop or dramatically decrease incontinence, help stimulate hydration and natural lubrication, and improve the strength and stability of the pelvic floor. We encourage you to explore the website to learn more about the many treatments available, and shop at the new online store for dermatologist-recommended medical-grade skin care products. Together, we can stop and even reverse the effects of menopause on the body. Call RefinedMD today at (408) 688-2082.