Many women will be relieved to know that HRT can, once again, be recommended to relief the treatment of the symptoms of menopause.
The menopause causes a major change in your body’s hormonal balance which leads to significant effects on your skin. Your skin produces less collagen and elastin, so
inevitably the aging process starts to accelerate. There is no doubt that HRT improves the thickness and hydration of the skin.
Women start to loose more collagen, elastin and bone tissue after the menopause which accelerates the signs of the aging process. Dermal filler and Sculptra treatments replace tissue loss, improve facial definition and reduce wrinkling. Dermal filler and Sculptra also improve facial symmetry which diminishes as we age due to uneven tissue loss. dermal filler treatments start from £250 and Sculptra £450, Sculptra lasts up to three years, dermal filler from 6 months.
Creams that help build collagen are vital at any age but particularly post menopause, these are ACTIVE vitamin A creams that contain a concentration of vitamin A that will effectively boost collagen and elastin renewal. These creams also improve skin RADIANCE and SMOOTHNESS. We work with SKINCEUTICALS, a premier unique skin care range that is clinically proven and patented. Prices start from £40 to £150 for serums and £15 for cleansers.
Creams available on the high street claim to ‘reduce the signs of aging’ they are able to do this because of temporary hydration, for proven long term effects you need dermatological strength preparations.
These are the gold standard treatment to rebuild collagen.Vitamin C is also a vital ingredient that protects your skin.
Flushing is a major problem for menopausal women which HRT will help to alleviate. Flushing symptoms are compounded by rosacea and thread veins which lie just beneath the skin surface. Our 532 Gemini laser will destroy thread veins and reduce flushing and high colour. Treatment is £150 per session.
Microdermbrasion is a fantastic clinic treatment that cleans, clears and stimulates your skin, regular treatment will keep your skin in the best possible condition.
Acne is rare post menopause but can be a problem in the perimenopause. Spots tend to be small, around the chin and mouth. Creams made to treat teenage acne are not suitable for older women, their skin is drier and the spots often deeeper, Dr Charlson can advise on treatment options, this includes anti androgen medication.
Melasma and pigmentation
Melasma and pigmentation can be difficult to treat and is often a life long battle! There are treatments available which Dr Charlson can discuss with you