The ageing process starts when women are in their 20’s, maturity is reached around the mid-twenties, then a steady decline occurs and is accelerated during the menopause. The menopause officially begins one year after a woman’s last period. As hormonal levels plummet many unwelcomed changes occur. Since we specialise in skin care and hair removal these are the areas of focus in this blog post.
ABOVE: One of our lovely clients treated with a combination of wrinkle relaxing injections and fillers.
Studies show that women’s skin lose about 30% of collagen during the first 5 years of menopause. After that, the decline is a more gradual 2% loss of collagen every year for the next 20 years.
As collagen diminishes, skin loses it firmness and begins to sag. Jowls appear and permanent lines run from the tip of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Wrinkles that used to appear only with a smile or frown become visible all the time. Later, the tip of the nose dips. You may see pouches appear under your eyes and experience enlarged pores due to the lack of skin firmness.
If sagging skin or wrinkles bother you:
Start to check your skin more thoroughly and book an appointment with the doctor as soon as you notice any changes to age spots, moles, etc.
Fade them with exfoliating products that shed dead skin cells. Skin-lightening products can help fade spots too. Toners can also help even out skin colour. Laser treatment can reduce the appearance of age spots.
To reduce further damage wear sunscreen inside and outside – every day .. even in winter!
About 30 percent of women report unwanted hair on the face. Always consult your GP to confirm the cause of this condition (known as Hirsutism) before treating it. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hirsutism/\
Treatments can include: bleaching, plucking, laser therapy, or electrolysis.
During menopause, skin tends to get dry as it loses its ability to hold water.
As female hormones drop before and during the menopause, some women start to notice the appearance of acne like pimples.
The backs of your hands can easily give your age away. Due to the lack of moisture, collagen, and fat during menopause veins may seem more obvious and skin more wrinkled. Skin can start to look transparent and bony. Use a moisturiser often on your hands and use an SPF product to protect them from the sun. Wear gloves when doing house or garden work.
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