There are several approaches to counteract the effects of estrogen deficiency and ageing. A healthy lifestyle can really help push back the hands of time. It is important to avoid UV damage, smoking and pollution, to maintain a healthy, balanced and protein-rich diet and to exercise regularly. A skincare regimen composed of scientifically-proven anti-aging products can combat the changes of skin texture, tightness and tone seen with menopause.
One of the most immediately effective cosmetic procedures to counteract the signs of ageing are anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injections can reduce wrinkles while strategically relaxing certain muscle groups to help elevate the brow, open the eyes, and reduce the pull of the neck bands on the jawline. Effective, well-placed botox injections should be subtle and leave a patient looking fresher and more relaxed.
Dermal fillers can help to restore volume and reverse the structural changes in the aging face, restoring the aesthetically sought after ratios and dimensions of youth in the most natural way. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have revolutionised non-surgical volume enhancement of the face, and can be used to improve many age-related changes. We use them to augment the cheeks and restore youthful fullness, fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area, plump thin wrinkled lips, smooth out the vertical lines which appear around the edges of the lips, and to fill out hollows under the eye area (tear troughs).
Even more valuable in perimenopausal patients is the biostimulating pan-facial dermal filler Sculptra which enhances collagen production throughout the face while restoring volume to tighten and strengthen the skin and underlying tissues. Skin rejuvenation and tightening techniques such as IPL, fractionated lasers, microneedling, PRP, Ultherapy and radiofrequency devices can improve texture, tone and drive collagen production. Finally, hormone replacement therapy in suitable candidates can counteract the effects of estrogen deficiency and slow down the aging process. HRT helps maintain the skin’s collagen density, thickness, elasticity and hydration.
We will cover optimising your anti-ageing skincare routine next week. Injectable treatments and skin rejuvenation procecdures do not replace the need for a consistent, scientifically-proven skin care regimen which is the foundation of beautiful, healthy skin