Roger Schechter, MD
How Menopause Affects your Skin and Hair
Updated: Oct 11, 2022
October is World Menopause Month. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness of menopause and the support options available for improving health and well-being.
Typical symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, diminished libido, and brain fog, are well known. However, menopause can also create changes to your skin and hair.
Skin elasticity is the key to a youthful experience, which is the product of collagen. During the first five years of menopause, collagen decreases by around 30% and continue to lose around 2% per years for the next 20 years due to the decrease in estrogen.
This can have the unwanted effect of giving us jowls and make smaller wrinkles more visible and permanent.
The decreased estrogen production also results in drier skin that is more prone to pigmentation, certain skin conditions, and increased sensitivity.
Menopause also affects a woman’s scalp and hair.
Estrogen plays a key role in keeping your scalp moisturized by stimulation the production of oils. As you produce fewer oils, this can damage your hair follicles, weakening your hair fibers, causing thinning.
Lack of estrogen is only one potential cause. For many people, genetics plays a large role as male and female hair loss often has a family link.
Other factors such as emotional stress or certain medications may also have influence as well.
What options are available?
Maintaining a youthful appearance has led many people to seek regenerative aesthetic procedures.
Most people looking to address these issues prefer non-surgical options. Of the 15.6 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2020, almost 90% were minimally-invasive.
These include procedures like energy-based laser treatments, microneedling, Botox, and fillers.
One of the fastest-growing non-invasive treatments for skin and hair is exosomes. Exosomes are the key to intercellular communication, enlisting healthy cells to repair damaged tissue.
Because they are acellular and naturally occurring, exosomes they are safe with no rejections reported.
The high concentration of precision growth factors makes exosomes an affordable and effective treatment.
Exocel Bio is the manufacturer of Exovex Exosomes, a potent blend of precision growth factors, peptides, cytokines, and mRNA that target damaged skin and hair cellular structures topically by providing the nutrients and resources necessary to facilitate the repair of cells.
Exovex can help increase the production of Elastin by 300%, and collagen by 600%!
Contact us today to add this powerful treatment to your clinic.