Estrogen and the Skin
08 / 27 / 16

Aging: Estrogen and the Skin

As the Baby Boom population grows interest in the effects of hormones have been heightened. The influence of hormones on the body systems has been well documented. Conclusions for these speak for themselves and how dramatic the performance of these hormones is to each body system and the outcomes without these hormones to the system. One area that may be a surprise to most is the profound influence estrogen has on the skin.

In 1990 the discovery was made that estrogen receptors are present in our skin cells and decline in number as we move into menopause. This discovery sparked researchers to explore how estrogen can improve the aging skin condition.

Sagging, dry, wrinkling and thinning are all symptoms of aging skin conditions. Estrogen has been found to aid in the prevention of aging skin in numerous ways. Estrogen helps maintain the thickness of our skin by preventing the natural decline of collagen. Collagen gives the skin its strength and structure and also plays a role in the replacement of dead skin cells. By increasing hyaluronic acid and mucopolysaccharides, estrogen helps maintain the moisture level of aging skin. Both hyaluronic acid and mucopolysaccharides are responsible for hydration, lubrication of joints, cell strength, wound healing and elasticity.

If you have noticed sagging, wrinkling or dry skin and wonder if hormonal replacement can help contact LongevityMed today for your consultation.