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Skin Care at 40 and Beyond

A beauty regimen for older women
January 24, 2023

Women over 40 may experience unique skin care needs as they go through menopause. During this time, hormonal changes can lead to a loss of collagen, which is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. This can result in wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of firmness.

Another common issue during menopause is skin dehydration, which occurs as the skin’s ability to retain moisture decreases. This can lead to dryness, itching, and irritation.

To address these issues, it is important to use skincare products that are specifically formulated for mature skin. These products should contain ingredients that help to boost collagen production and increase hydration. Some examples include retinoids, which can help to increase collagen production, and hyaluronic acid, which can help to hydrate the skin. Many over-the-counter retinoid formulations are available to suit different skin types. Talk to your dermatologist about which products may give the best results for your unique skincare regimen.

In addition to using the right products, it’s also important to protect the skin from sun damage, as UV rays can accelerate collagen loss. Using a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily is recommended.

It’s also important to be consistent with a skincare routine, such as cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating. Exfoliating can help to remove dead skin cells, revealing fresh, smooth skin.

It’s also recommended to see a dermatologist for personalized skincare advice and treatment options. They can recommend the best products and aesthetic treatments for your skin type and concerns.

What if I want professional services?

At Walk-in Dermatology, we offer a range of cosmetic procedures that are great options for women over 40 looking to maintain a youthful appearance.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and microneedling are excellent anti-aging treatments to consider.

Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production by rolling fine needles over the skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood. The addition of PRP from the blood may make microneedling more effective. The liquid in blood is plasma, while platelets are solid. The procedure uses the patient’s own blood in the microneedling treatment. It is safe, relatively painless and effective.

It’s important to note that aging is a natural process and there’s no way to stop it, but taking care of your skin can help to slow down the aging process and keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.

Botox is another great option. This is a safe, non-surgical treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines. Botox causes muscles to become less stiff. The treatment is approved by the FDA for cosmetic purposes and is proven to reduce or even eliminate crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead wrinkles and frown lines between the eyebrows.

To correct sun damage, chemical peels, dermabrasion, radiofrequency microneedling, or laser resurfacing may be the right option. Consult with your dermatologist or licensed aesthetician to review the best procedures and treatment options for you.

Let Walk-in Dermatology Take Care of You

If you have concerns about any skin condition and need dependable answers, you don’t have to wonder, worry or wait. Walk-in Dermatology is here to keep you healthy. Our team of dermatologists and experienced healthcare staff will address your concerns and provide the necessary care for all your skin conditions. We can set up a Video Visit and even prescribe medications remotely, or you can schedule an appointment with us online. The choice is yours. But don’t wait until the problem gets worse. Contact us today.