Aging can bring lines, wrinkles, and loss of definition in your skin as your hormone levels diminish over time. Everyone wants to reverse time’s side effects, but while over-the-counter topical creams can help with wrinkle reduction to some degree, drugstore products are limited in their efficacy.
Replacing lost hormones can make your skin look and feel younger. Call the Greenwich office of Dr. Edward Jacobson today to find out how Rhode Island hormone therapy for aging skin may be able to erase years and give you radiant skin once again.
Estrogen levels plummet after menopause, which can result in various bodily changes such as drier and looser skin. This occurs because, among various other functions, estrogen boosts sebum production, which reduces dryness in the skin. Accordingly, bioidentical estrogen replacement therapy can help restore estrogen levels and promote firmer, brighter, and more supple skin.
Estrogen is not the only critical skin element that depletes significantly after menopause. Collagen also keeps skin elastic and firm, and additional skin thinning and wrinkling can result from its levels dropping. However, the use of estrogen replacement therapy after menopause can increase collagen and improve the skin’s thickness.
Bioidentical estrogen comes from plant sources and is molecularly identical to the hormones produced by the body—unlike the hormones in standard estrogen replacement therapy, which is derived from pregnant mares’ urine. However, patients also typically require monitoring to ensure that dosages are appropriate, and women who are pregnant or nursing should not undergo bioidentical estrogen replacement therapy.
This therapy is available in gels, sprays, creams, tablets, intradermal pellets, and injectable and topical forms. Topical estrogen may be used for vaginal dryness after menopause, for example.
While most people are familiar with the term “menopause,” not as many know that men go through a similar but less dramatic process known as andropause. Men with low testosterone levels can seek hormone replacement therapy to improve their low libido or skin quality.
Testosterone replacement therapy thickens skin, but it can also cause acne breakouts for some men. Monitoring a patient’s progress and side effects should help promote balance through appropriate dosages. Testosterone therapy is available in injectable, patch, gel, and intradermal pellet forms.
In addition to aging skin, bioidentical hormone therapy offers many other benefits that can improve a recipient’s overall health and quality of life. For example, this treatment can improve fatigue, hair loss, insomnia, and weight gain, which can all contribute to a poor complexion. Further, both men and women have reported uplifted moods within a few months of commencing hormone replacement therapy.
If you would like to restore your skin’s appearance, consider Rhode Island hormone therapy for aging skin. Call our Greenwich office today or contact us online to arrange a consultation. In addition to developing a custom-tailored hormone regiment to improve your skin’s suppleness and reduce wrinkles, Dr. Jacobson can also discuss complementary, minimally invasive therapies for improving your complexion.