Menopause and Skin Collagen


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The Facts and Clinical study outcomes:

  • From the age of 26 1-2% of collagen is lost per year
  • Loss of 30% of collagen has been observed to occur during the first 5 years following menopause
  • After menopause collagen loss continues but at around 2% collagen loss per year

What is skin collagen loss associated with:

Collagen loss may present with sagging, finer and more fragile skin including an increase in fine lines and wrinkles along with skin dryness and more easily irritated skin.

How can I slow or reverse this collagen loss?

Sun protection is key to reducing the deleterious effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin’s collagen and elastin.

Skin actives, biostimulatory fillers, dermal injection bioremodellers and skin healing agents +/- laser and energy-based treatments that have been shown to increase collagen production can be considered depending on your goals and their associated treatment risks.

Unfortunately, there are no good studies that follow and compare current treatments to help guide you.

A combination approach may also be considered. The promise of peptides, exosomes and mRNA will likely need to be factored in for our near future.

To find out what approach may best meet your clinical goals of treatment and safety profile a consultation with one of our dermatology nurses, dermal therapies and dermatologists should be considered.

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