Menopause and Skincare

Menopause is a word most women would rather not ever hear. But sadly, it can start in your 30s and last until your 60s in some cases. Among the many changes that women experience during this time are those affecting the skin, and unfortunately, it’s not great news.

Menopausal Skin Changes Include:

The best defense against all these changes is a comprehensive skin care program with sun and nicotine avoidance, a healthy diet, regular exercise and sleep, as well as cutting down on alcohol intake. The healthier your skin is when you approach menopause, the better it will be able to manage the hormonal shifts.

According to Anthony Youn, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon in Michigan, “The key ingredients women should look for in skin care include retinol, antioxidants, pigment regulators, growth factors, and DNA repair enzymes. During perimenopause, we may also consider doing treatments that help tighten slack skin and boost collagen production.” Skin tightening can be performed by such programs as the ThreeForMeTM which includes Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Laser technology, or Morpheus 8, the latest generation in Radio Frequency microneedling.

At Impressions MedSpa we begin with a consultation and skin assessment using Visia® technology. Visia® not only looks at what can be seen with the naked eye, but also what is hidden beneath the skin. This information provides us with a baseline of where your skin concerns currently lie and also guides us in creating a roadmap for treating future issues before they become visible.

Impressions MedSpa not only offers both the ThreeForMeTM and Morpheus 8 treatments, but also carry a full line of ZO therapeutic treatments, protocols and products that treat a wide range of anti-aging concerns.

A key product used to fight menopausal skin changes is BRIGHTENEXTM 0.5% Retinol Skin Brightening & Correcting Crème. BRIGHTENEXTM contains a potent blend of retinol, melanin inhibitors and antioxidants to rapidly brighten and even skin tone quality. As your skin gets use to BRIGHTENEXTM you may be switched to the higher strength of 1.0% Retinol. Another one of our most popular products is C-BrightTM 10% vitamin C Serum that gives skin a mega-dose of pure vitamin C to retexturize the skin.

Begin your skincare journey today by calling Impressions MedSpa 941-444-5505 for a complimentary consultation.

 

Author
Karen Boncha RN,BSN,MSN, Aesthetician

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