Menopause and Aesthetic Medicine

By: admin | Posted on: 24 May 2024

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Despite being a major transition in a woman’s life, menopause - and the various changes that come with it - can be a subject of embarrassment for many women and can unfortunately also result in a loss of confidence.

In aesthetics, where peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women make up a significant percentage of our patients, we can offer a number of treatments that address the various changes brought on by menopause.

What are the physical issues faced by women going through menopause?

After menopause, women’s bodies produce less oestrogen, which plays a vital role in maintaining skin elasticity and collagen production. This can result in;

  • Reduced collagen, which leads to a loss of plumpness and a more wrinkled appearance

  • The skin is more susceptible to creasing and sagging

  • Thinner skin, leading to a decrease in volume in the cheeks, lips, and jawline

  • Hair growth can weaken, resulting in thinner hair and/or hair loss


What solutions to menopausal changes can aesthetic practitioners offer their patients?

Thankfully, many of the treatments we offer in our clinics can directly combat these concerns.

  • Dermal fillers can be utilised to help restore lost volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, and jawline

  • Skin boosters, such as Profhilo and Polynucleotides can help to rejuvenate and restore the skin “from within”, providing a much needed boost in hydration and encouraging collagen and elastic production.

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments can be used to stimulate hair growth.

  • Advanced skin procedures, such as chemical peels and microneedling can improve skin tone and texture, giving patients a smoother and more radiant complexion.


Of course, it is crucial to remember that a holistic approach is always key. At Facethetics Training, we always emphasise to our delegates that aesthetics is never “one size fits all” and while there are many aesthetic interventions that we can offer our patients, we must ensure that we tailor our treatment plan to each specific patient’s needs. Every woman will have a different experience of menopause and will therefore have different concerns and requirements when it comes to aesthetic medicine.  With that in mind, aesthetic practitioners must approach their menopausal patients with empathy, expertise, and a focus on helping them feel confident and empowered in their own skin.

If you’re interested in learning more about how menopause and aesthetic medicine intersect, there is now an annual conference dedicated to this fascinating subject. Find out more here.