Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Early Intervention Might Forestall Women’s Skin Aging

Skin collagen decreases up to 50% in the few years surrounding menopause.  This is the time to treat the skin to prevent irreversible sagging of the skin.  Topical estrogen balanced with progesterone can help prevent this loss.  Laser resurfacing, microneedling, topical vitamin A, or radiofrequency treatments can also help.  Hormone treatment is reasonable, according to dermatologists, as long as there is not a strong family history of breast or uterine cancer.

See Dr. Diane Madfes at the procedings of the summer, 2015 session of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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