The period after your menstrual cycle permanently stops is known as menopause. In addition to the ending of your period, many people also experience changes to their mood, hair, and skin.
Treating the symptoms of menopause can help lessen the severity of the effects. If you're experiencing changes to your skin, including dryness and a loss or thinning of your hair, here are some tips from a board-certified dermatologist to help.
What are the Changes to Your Skin During Menopause?
Symptoms of menopause can vary from one person to the next. In general, the period of menopause results in a decrease in collagen production.
Studies show that collagen can decrease by approximately 2% annually after the onset of menopause. This results in a decrease in skin elasticity, moisture, firmness, and an increase in wrinkles.
Some common changes to your skin during menopause include:
Treatment for the Symptoms of Skin Changes due to Menopause is Safe When Performed by a Board-Certified Dermatologist
Depending on the severity of your menopausal symptoms, your board-certified dermatologist may prescribe one or more of the following treatments to treat your symptoms.
Common treatments for your skin and hair during menopause include: