How Hormone Therapy Affects the Skin
Posted on: June 19, 2015
Hormone replacement therapy, commonly known as hormone therapy, is used as to treat hormonal deficiencies in the body. It can either be administered orally or in the form of creams that are applied to the skin. One of the most common uses of the therapy is to curb the unpleasant effects of menopause. Hormone therapy’s effect on the skin has not been studied widely. Here are a few of its effects on the skin.
Melasma refers to the occurrence of brown-to-gray spots or patches on the skin, mostly on the face and neck. It has been documented as a possible and the long-lasting side effect of hormone therapy
Hormone therapy, if administered by means of an estrogen patch, can cause irritation and discomfort where the patch is applied. Mild discoloration of the skin may also occur at the site. Relieving Menopausal Symptoms Hormone therapy helps to relieve severe itching caused by reduced estrogen levels in the body due to menopause.
Curb the Effects of Aging
Although the cosmetic benefits of hormone therapy are not well documented, it has been noted that it has a positive effect on wrinkles. It also aids the improvement of skin elasticity and thickness. However, sun-damaged skin does not show any improvement. The effect on smokers is also reduced greatly. Hormone replacement therapy can also cause increased pigmentation on the skin, especially around the cheeks after use. Hormone therapy is a relatively new treatment, and it is not advisable to use it solely for its cosmetic qualities. The result can be more harmful than they are useful. If you are suffering from some of hormone replacement therapy’s harmful side effects, visit an esthetician near you for a solution. Esthetician therapy can help you deal with all the skin care issues brought about by hormone therapy.