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Menopause for the Skin Specialist

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Up to a quarter of menopausal women experience severe physical and mental health symptoms but common misconceptions about menopause often prevent women from receiving effective treatment.

Menopause is defined as the absence of a woman’s menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. In this time, the ovaries cease production of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, and ovulation no longer occurs. The decline in oestrogen levels has the most profound effect on all body organs of all the reproductive hormones.

The age-related, physiological changes that occur due to oestrogen decline are significant and rapid. Skin changes are quite dramatic during the first 5 years, with a reported 30% collagen loss and 10% bone loss. Other manifestations of oestrogen depletion include dryness, pigmentary changes, laxity, thinning, proneness to bruising, itching, alongside trans-epidermal water loss.

The oftentimes debilitating changes menopausal women experience are widely ignored. As life expectancy increases, more women will be passing through this phase of life.

It is important to understand these changes to better support the menopausal patient.

This class explores not only the associated symptoms of oestrogen decline but also provides strategies to support menopausal women in clinic and information that you can share to empower her.