Updated: Jul 10
Article by Gabriella Bjersland
It is as true as it is said, wisdom and confidence grow as you get older and comes with age, but the same isn’t true for many of your hormone levels. During menopause, lower levels of Estrogen have a big impact on your skin and can lead to a variety of unwelcome changes, ranging from acne that’s reminiscent of the teen years to wrinkles that seem to have settled in overnight. Menopause causes many changes to your skin. Your body stops making as much collagen, you loose some fat under your skin and your skin’s elasticity drops. That combined with dryness caused by hormonal changes can cause sagging, especially around your neck, jawline and cheeks.
Fortunately, you can relieve some of the skin-related effects of ageing by taking care of your skin care needs. I have asked Kelly McNamara, skin expert at Longevity Lounge Estethics about the best treatments for menopause skin.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – After menopause, your skin gets drier because oil glands aren’t as active. keep you skin extra hydrated everyday with loads of vitamins. Dermaviduals concentrated Kiwi seed oil will do the trick. Follow with with their DMS High Classic Plus Base cream for dehydrated and devitalised skin, for extra protection and hydration.
Give your skin an enzyme peel – To give your skin a chance to restore itself after the major changes that Menopause can cause. It is smoothing and brightening for your skin and has an anti bacterial effect for those pimples that can make an appearance from the hormonal changes.
Relax under the LED light – Red and Blue light therapy could be your rescue. Depending on your skins condition I use red light therapy for patients that needs skin repairing. It penetrates deep into the layers of the skin tissue, renewing, regenerating and most importantly healing the damage from what your skin has suffered. The Blue light therapy is more for pore cleansing as it has a healing and cleansing effect on bacteria that might affect your pores.
See your skin expert/dermal practitioner for a “Skin tightening” treatment – Skin tightening is a unique facial rejuvenation option that produces dramatic results in reducing signs of wrinkles and loose skin. It is a non-surgical process that tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract (tighten). The skin tightening can show immediate results after your treatment. However it is accumulative and 4-6 treatments are best for optimal results.
See below before and after photos from skin tightning treatments done by Skin expert Kelly McNamara. If you would like to know how to restore and rebuild your skin, contact Kelly at Longevity Lounge Esthetics Clinic in Double Bay to book in for a free consultation.