Hormones play a key role in keeping our skin looking youthful, our bodies fit, and our mood uplifted. They are essentially our internal communication system between cells and coordinate everything from digestion and appetite, immune functions, mood, and libido — when our hormones become unbalanced, we notice.
As aestheticians, we see some signs of hormonal shifts on the skin's surface. Skin conditions like acne, melasma, excessive dryness, dermatitis, thinning skin, wrinkles, and a loss of elasticity can be accelerated by unbalanced hormones. Addressing hormonal changes with a doctor and continuing your skin care routine can make a dramatic difference in your look.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is for women and men, and helps replace hormones your body uses over time. It not only has the potential to enhance skin elasticity, hydration and thickness, BHRT may help improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms in women and testosterone decline in men, including:
Additionally, there is some evidence that BHRT can help improve insulin resistance, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, or fibromyalgia.
Start by booking a consultation with Dr. John Kellum, Board Certified OBGYN and specialist in women’s health or Krista Celedon, MSN, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner. BHRT is a fully customized treatment and involves a comprehensive understanding of your symptoms and a hormone blood panel. If you decide to start hormone therapy, it is a long-term investment in your well being and follow-up visits are recommended every 3-4 months.
Call (210) 876-3646
Dr. Kellum is available for consultations on Monday's at Skin Rejuvenation Clinique: 4901 Broadway, Suite 150 in Alamo Heights