How Hormones Might Be Aging You & How to Combat Them

April 4, 2019 7:07 am Published by

Hormones control almost every aspect of our bodies. As we get older, we start to lose hormones and our ability to reproduce them, this can cause hormonal imbalances and a whole string of weird and unexpected symptoms.

Our skin is particularly sensitive to fluctuations in hormones – with three hormones causing most issues. Depending on the hormone at fault and the symptoms, there are a variety of different treatments to investigate.

Estrogen

Sagging skin and poor hydration is usually caused by this hormone. Elastin and collagen production decreases when there is an estrogen dip – resulting in fines lines, drooping around the eyes and mouth and a general loss of firmness. Low-estrogen often occurs in post-menopausal women, among other causes.

Treatment:
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is always an option to discuss with Dr. Melamed. However not all women are ready or are good candidates for HRT.

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