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Aging can cause as fine lines and wrinkles in a person’s skin. If you want to promote a youthful appearance, Massachusetts hormone therapy for aging skin could help you look and feel younger.

Bioidentical hormones work the same way as those which are naturally produced by the body. Therapies which implement bioidentical estrogen, thyroid hormones, progesterone, and testosterone could all help improve aging skin. Bioidentical hormones are available in many forms such as patches, pills, shots, gels, implanted pellets, and creams, so it is important to discuss these options with a Connecticut medical care provider.

The Impact of Hormone Levels on the Skin

The growth hormone, melatonin, estradiol, DHEA, testosterone, and progesterone all drop considerably as people age. In addition to other symptoms of aging, this decline in hormone levels leads to paleness, dryness, wrinkles, and reduced elasticity in the skin.

The skin suffers both extrinsic and intrinsic aging. Extrinsic skin aging is stimulated by external factors such as environmental pollution, lifestyle, habits, and ultraviolet rays. Intrinsic aging is affected by the passage of time, inflammation, and a drop in hormone levels among other contributing factors.

Estrogens and Progesterone

For women, estrogens are vital to maintaining fresh and healthy skin. Estrogens impact the moisture and thickness of the skin and affect wrinkle formation. These hormones also heighten elastin and collagen production, which is essential for hydration, skin thickness, and elasticity.

A decrease in a woman’s estrogen levels can cause a lower density of her skin’s blood capillaries. Maintaining sufficient estrogen levels is crucial for supple and young-looking skin, particularly during perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause.

Testosterone and DHEA

Testosterone is also available in bioidentical replacement therapy for men and women in Massachusetts due to its range of benefits. Both DHEA and testosterone replacement therapies can promote skin thickness, a healthy appearance, and increased hydration.

While these types of therapies help thicken the skin, they can also lead to side effects such as oily skin, fine facial hair, and acne breakouts in some patients. Dr. Edward Jacobson would carefully evaluate a Massachusetts patient’s progress to determine a balanced dosage of hormone balance for aging skin and make adjustments as needed.

Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid hormones regulate the metabolic processes of tissues and can significantly impact skin health, body temperature, brain development, bone density, and respiration. Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, could cause symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Brittle and fine hair
  • Feeling cold
  • Dry and thin skin

Melatonin

Finally, melatonin is one of the most critical hormones to healthy aging. This hormone not only regulates cell energy production but has a robust antioxidant impact. Melatonin cream combined with coenzyme Q10 could be effective preventative treatments to deal with the effects of both extrinsic and intrinsic skin aging.

A melatonin cream works at the mitochondrial level to instigate energy production for cells to function normally. Melatonin increases protein synthesis such as elastin and collagen and boosts hyaluronic acid levels. It also reverses skin damage stemming from pollution, insufficient sleep, oxidative stress, and other external components.

Consult a Physician about Massachusetts Hormone Therapy for Aging Skin

If you are unsatisfied with the health, hydration, and thickness of your skin, Massachusetts hormone therapy for aging skin could reduce wrinkles, fade fine lines, and increase the suppleness of your complexion. A practiced physician at our Connecticut office could discuss the hormone therapy options available to help you make an informed decision regarding your treatment approach. Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacobson.