Reduce Wrinkles, Lines & Sun Damage with Hormone Therapy
Women now live twice as long as they did 100 years ago! But even though life-expectancy has changed, the age at which menopause (hormone decline) occurs has remained the same. At approximately 50 years of age women still experience the dramatic decrease in female hormone production that marks the end of their reproductive years. So, while women live decades longer than they once did, they must also live decades longer in a hormone-deprived state.
And, unfortunately, hormone deficiency can lead the way for many uncomfortable symptoms and serious diseases. In addition to causing sexual issues, the female hormone decline of menopause can also result in vaginal pain, mood swings, weight gain, osteoporosis and more.
But many women are not aware that the hormone decline of menopause also contributes to aging of the skin – resulting in sagging, loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles!
The great news is that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is now available to restore missing hormones and help reduce or even reverse many of the effects of aging on the skin. In this article the hormone experts at SottoPelle in the greater Phoenix area will explain the effects that hormones have on the skin. And we will discuss how hormone replacement therapy can “turn back time” to rejuvenate skin that is starting to show its age.
How Hormone Decline Ages Skin
Of course, many external factors damage skin over the years. UV sun exposure, smoking, pollution and other lifestyle and environmental can cause pigmentation or “sunspots,” deep wrinkling, and photodamage. But even avoiding these skin-damaging factors is not enough to stop what is called “intrinsic skin aging” that is governed by the body’s own internal biological clock. Dryness, wrinkles, loss of moisture and plumpness, and decreasing elasticity (sagging) are all part of the skin’s natural process of intrinsic aging” as a woman gets older.
And, while there are many internal biological factors involved in intrinsic skin aging – the hormonal changes of menopause have the most dramatic impact on the decline in skin condition to age.
Estrogen & Aging Skin
Estrogen is the most familiar and most widely discussed female hormone. Most people equate estrogen with fertility and reproduction. But, estrogen levels also affect the skin’s thickness, cellular structure and moisture levels.
To begin with, the presence of estrogen increases the production of Hyaluronic Acid, which is responsible for maintaining hydration, moisture and “plumpness” in the skin.
When there is a decline in estrogen, production of collagen and elastin (the proteins that give skin its structure, tone and firmness) also decreases. According to clinical study published Dermatology Online Journal (2019), this combination of dryness and collagen loss leads to deeper and more prominent wrinkles.
Fortunately, estrogen replacement therapy can help increase the skin’s production of collagen, elastin & hyaluronic acid. This can help maintain or restore the skin’s thickness, elasticity and “plumpness” – which helps keep skin wrinkle-free as well as free of sagging.
Testosterone Hormone & Younger Skin
Testosterone is a widely known and discussed male hormone that governs male libido and performance. But many people are surprised to learn that testosterone is also found in females. And it plays an important role in a woman’s appearance. Thick hair, firmer and thicker skin, and even the skin’s oiliness are attributable to testosterone. Testosterone has “pros and cons” for females. Higher testosterone levels mean thicker, more hydrated skin, which can be associated with a later onset for signs of skin aging – such as wrinkles and lines. But testosterone is also responsible for female pattern baldness.
So, while an excess of testosterone can delay signs of aging in the skin, it can also lead to hair loss. And, conversely, too little testosterone can lead to dry skin in women – leading to the appearance of lines and wrinkles from sagging skin and lack of hydration.
Thyroid Hormone & Younger Skin
The thyroid gland produces two thyroid hormones that influence almost every function of the body – from metabolism and weight gain, to body temperature, muscle strength, bone density, and skin condition. Insufficient levels of thyroid hormone can cause a woman’s skin to become dry and coarse- leading to wrinkles, lines and other signs of aging. Low thyroid hormone levels can also result in thinning hair and eventual hair loss.
Hormone Therapy for Younger Skin
A comprehensive blood test at SottoPelle in the greater Phoenix area can reveal if a woman has insufficient, imbalanced or excessive levels of specific hormones, including estrogen, progestin, testosterone, and thyroid hormones. And then customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be prescribed to help rebalance the woman’s hormones for more youthful skin, thicker hair and overall health.
Recent clinical research has proven that replacing lost hormones leads to improvement in a woman’s skin elasticity, moisture level, thickness, plumpness, texture, tone and smoothness. These medical research studies have also revealed that women who have been prescribed bioidentical hormone replacement therapy have younger-looking skin with fewer wrinkles and lines, greater elasticity and less sagging.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Younger Skin – Phoenix, AZ
For decades, doctors have offered hormone replacement therapy to menopausal women to improve libido, reduce vaginal pain, help “mood swings”, stop hot flashes, halt osteoporosis, and much more.
Now, the benefits of hormone balancing for improving the appearance of skin is also well understood. SottoPelle is a world leader in hormone replacement therapy, and our revolutionary bioidentical hormone replacement pellets will not only improve your health but offer renewed youthfulness to your skin.
If you are a woman of a certain age who is frustrated by emerging signs of aging – including wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin and loss of plumpness – your hormones may be to blame. In addition to helping you lose weight, stop hair loss, and improve your sex life, the SottoPelle Method of hormone replacement may be just what you need to help restore your skin to a more youthful appearance.
Contact SottoPelle today for a complete hormone workup panel and diagnosis – and see what hormone replacement pellets can do for your health, while turning back the clock for more youthful and beautiful skin!