Are you wondering how Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) can affect your anti-aging regimen? The role of hormones in the skin organ is little-known, but its effect is apparent to our appearance. In addition, hormone levels influence the wellness of our body and state of mind.
There are certain stages in life when hormones are unstable. Adolescence (teenage) and middle adulthood (40 to 60) are the stages of life when hormones are actively changing. During teenage, the body undergoes significant changes such as chest growth, increased height, weight increase or loss, and mood swings are all affected by the changes in hormones. Likewise, in middle adulthood, the low level of hormones contributes to the implications of signs of aging that are becoming evident on the skin.
The noticeable changes in the skin due to aging can be improved by cosmetic treatments. However, no treatment will enhance health and mind wellness and skin aesthetics until the experts found the potential of BHRT and its relevance in dermatology. Although the efficacy and side effects of the therapy as an anti-aging treatment is still inconclusive, it still shows promising result in the cosmetic industry.
What is BHRT
Bio-identical hormonal treatment improves the hormonal level when they naturally decline due to aging. Bio-identical hormones are synthetic hormones made from estrogen plant chemicals identical to a person’s hormone. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the key hormones replicated for the treatment. Hormone therapy may come in various forms such as pills, cream, injection, and patches.
Safety of BHRT
The U.S. FDA has approved some manufactured Bioidentical hormones. However, they do not yet approve of custom-compounded bioidentical hormones that typically involve combining ingredients to satisfy the specific amount an individual needs.
According to advocates of bioidentical hormones, BHR is safe because of its natural components. However, risks and side effects are still under monitoring and testing.
Estrogen is the female hormone that affects muscle mass, energy level, metabolism and makes the skin look young. Since its association with the skin, women, who have naturally higher estrogen levels than men, experience noticeable changes in the skin during menopause.
A decrease in the level of estrogen during menopause is expected and completely normal. However, it carries risks that may be more serious in some cases:
- Dehydrated skin
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swing/ Irritability
Hormone fluctuation contributes to the apparent appearance of signs of aging, such as dry eyes, dry skin, and fine lines. Hormone therapy hydrates the skin that treats these symptoms. It also improves skin laxity and thickness.
Progesterone is essential to women’s health as it works interdependently with estrogen. It improves skin and improves the body’s wellness by causing anxiety to subside and improve cholesterol, mood, libido, and sleep.
The best effect of testosterone includes the maintenance of libido, muscle, strength, memory, energy, and mood. They are primarily responsible for giving the male’s distinctive features. The decrease of testosterone in the body causes a person to lose sex drive. A person with a low testosterone level will not effectively maintain muscle and metabolism even with regular exercise.
Males in particular significantly declined in testosterone level when they reach “male menopause.” They will experience symptoms that may include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decrease in muscle mass and overall strength
- Increase risks of Osteoporosis
- Cognitive impairment
Benefits of BHRT in the Skin
Hormones affect the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is the natural substance in the body that helps the skin regenerate and self-heal. It is the component of the skin that makes the skin healthy and younger-looking. It is responsible for keeping the skin’s volume and elasticity. When the hormone level of the body declines due to aging, so is the body’s ability to stimulate and produce collagen.
This will result in skin dryness, itchiness, and a reduction in texture and elasticity. The skin may also develop pigmentation and irritation that will mostly occur on the most exposed areas of the skin, the face.
These signs of aging are inevitable. However, it can be temporarily treated or improve with proper self-care. One way to do this is through BHRT, which will enhance the wellness of a person.
BHRT increases the hormone level of the body. It improves various functions of the body, such as maintained mood and metabolism. In cosmetics, it improves the visible common signs of aging in the skin. The increase in hormones causes the skin to stimulate new collagen. Itchiness, pigmentation, and irritation will be improved. A better skin complexion, texture, and volume will be visible after the regular taking of BHRT.
BHRT for Wellness
BHRT indeed has multiple benefits in the body and mind. It drastically improves symptoms of aging. Over time, it also shows relevant benefits to the skin. If you are experiencing aging, BHRT is an excellent addition to your rejuvenating regimen. Have your consultation today if BHRT is a treatment that will work for you.