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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Does Hormone Therapy Affect the Skin?

Hormone Therapy's Affect on the Skin 

Hormone therapy is a treatment for hormonal deficiencies. The hormones can be administered topically or orally. Many women use hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopause symptoms. Hormone therapy's affect on the skin is usually very noticeable. Fortunately, an esthetician can offer several effective treatments. 

Melasma and Hyperpigmentation 

The therapy can cause melasma. Melasma refers to brown patches on the skin. The patches are usually on the neck and face. Melasma patches can fade, but the patches usually do not fade without treatment. The treatment may include chemical peels and microdermabrasion. 

Dry Patches and Itchy Skin 

Estrogen patches can cause itching and dry skin. Esthetician therapy can relieve severe itching. The itching is caused by a drop in estrogen levels. Mild discoloration can occur along with the itching. The esthetician therapy may include a light-weight serum and moisturizers. 

Slow the Effects of Aging

It can slow the effects of aging. Hormones can improve the skin's thickness and elasticity. Hormone therapy cannot reverse sun damage, so it should not be used for cosmetic purposes. Furthermore, the long-term side effects of hormone therapy have not been adequately studied. Antioxidants, retinol and peptides are safer anti-aging skin treatments. 

Estheticians are skilled in managing severe skin conditions. Skin care therapy is always the first treatment method. Skin care treatments are rejuvenating and relaxing. A professional can recognize the early signs of many skin conditions. The esthetician can select products that are ideal for the patient's skin. After the therapy, the patient will be given instructions on how to maintain the results between visits. The esthetician will recommend a daily skin care regimen.

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