Menopause brings a plethora of unpleasant symptoms, from hot flashes to mood swings to weight gain. The drastic hormonal changes you experience create a ripple effect throughout your entire body – including your skin.
As estrogen levels in your body decrease, collagen and elastin production taper off. Without these essential proteins, your skin grows thinner and more fragile, leading to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Combined with the roughness and discoloration caused by years of sun damage and exposure to environmental pollutants, you can wind up looking much older than you actually are.
The good news is, with a few modifications to your skin care routine, you can fight the signs of aging and bring back your youthful glow. Here are our top six tips for improving your skin’s appearance during menopause.
1. Use anti-aging skin care products from SkinMedica
Healthy, youthful skin begins with products that nourish from the outside in. SkinMedica uses scientifically formulated and clinically tested ingredients to create skin care products that repair past damage and prevent future harm. Boost hydration with Dermal Repair Cream, protect against dangerous UV rays with Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, and improve skin discoloration with Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum.
2. Reduce fine lines and wrinkles with a skin resurfacing treatment
Laser skin resurfacing treatments use light energy to smooth out your skin, resulting in a tighter, smoother, and more evenly toned complexion. The Total FX fractional CO2 Laser not only sloughs away the very top layers of your skin to reveal the healthy, glowing cells underneath, but it also penetrates deep beneath the surface to stimulate collagen production and encourage long-lasting results.
3. Restore lost volume with dermal fillers
Diminishing estrogen levels can cause changes to the shape of your bone structure, as well as loss of quality fat cells. Together, this can cause shallow contours, sagging cheeks, and severe creases all around your face. Dermal fillers, such as Perlane, Restylane, and Radiesse, can immediately restore facial volume to plump up hollows and smooth out wrinkles and folds.
4. Banish crow’s feet with Botox
Years of squinting and smiling can cause fine lines to form around your eyes, and the hormonal changes associated with menopause can make them appear more severe. Botox can get rid of your crow’s feet quickly and easily, with little to no downtime, and the results last for months. Each non-invasive injection works to temporarily ease the tension in your facial muscles, making you appear younger and more relaxed.
5. Stimulate collagen production with a 2D Laser Facial
Address all of your menopause-related skin concerns in a single treatment with the 2D Laser Facial. This unique procedure combines the skin-rejuvenating power of the Limelight Photofacial with the deep collagen-boosting penetration of the Laser Genesis to tighten your skin, reduce sun damage, and improve hyperpigmentation.
6. Get a chemical peel to restore your glowing complexion
Improve a dull, wrinkled complexion with a chemical peel, which removes the outermost layer of dead, damaged skin cells to reveal the fresh, new skin beneath. There are a variety of chemical peels available to address different age-related concerns: heal damaged skin with a Jessner peel, fight wrinkles with a Retin A peel, or minimize age spots with a TCA peel. Whichever you choose, the result is a healthy, youthful glow and a rejuvenated appearance.
Let Siti Med Spa customize an anti-aging skin care solution for you
Don’t let menopause get the upper hand. Fight back. At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, we can create a custom treatment plan to help you combat the signs of aging. Our highly trained nurse practitioners and RNs are proud to provide individualized care to each of our clients, combining cutting-edge procedures with top-quality skin care products to help them meet their goals.
Call Siti Med Spa today at (619) 717-8484 and find out how we can keep you looking naturally young and fresh during menopause – and beyond.