What you Need to Know About Menopausal Skin

Anna Kremerov
By Anna Kremerov

Anna Kremerov is an award-winning Nurse Practitioner known for Aesthetic Medicine and non-surgical procedures.


Many of my lovely patients come to me with skin concerns that they have noticed more so during or after the menopause .

There are many ways that the menopause can affect the skin:

Lines and Wrinkles

As oestrogen levels drop, supportive fat in the face, neck, hands and arms can cause wrinkles to appear.

Loss of Collagen and Elastin Production and Repair

Lowered oestrogen levels can result in a slowed production and repair of structural proteins (collagen and elastin) in the dermis of the skin. This can lead to loss of firmness, wrinkle formation and the skin can become lax. This lack of repair can be exacerbated if the skin is exposed to UV rays.

Thinner Epidermis (The Upper Skin Layer)

The blood flow in the dermal capillaries are reduced during the menopause and less nutrients and oxygen are available. This leads to thinning of the epidermis and a slower cell turnover rate. This can be accompanied by a reduced barrier function leading to water loss and dry skin.

More Prone to Sun Damage

The number of melanocytes (cells responsible for the production of melanin) reduces during menopause. This means that we have less protection (melanin is responsible for protecting the skin), making it more susceptible to sun damage. This can also mean more risk of hyperpigmentation/age spots.

Excess Oil Production

During menopause, as oestrogen levels decrease, testosterone is more prevalent in the body. Testosterone stimulates sebaceous glands to secrete thicker sebum resulting in oily skin and in some cases, adult acne.

So What Can I Do?!

As much as this might seem like a very long list of negatives about menopause, it’s not all doom and gloom! This is why I choose to use the incredible collagen-stimulating product, Ellanse.

Not only does Ellanse provide volume to the skin and reposition the tissue to appear more youthful (like a dermal filler) but thanks to its unique properties, it will also trigger the natural production of your own collagen.

This means thicker, healthier, glowing skin! The effects are gradual and long-lasting, ensuring a natural, youthful look.

Menopausal Skin

It’s also really important to ensure that you are using good quality products that are suited to your skin. An SPF is always a necessity, regardless of age but it’s even more important during these hormonal changes due to the limited protection that our melanocytes are able to provide for us in the

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together Menopause, Lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, acne. ellanse, dermal filler and Sunscreen FAQs just for you.

If you have more questions, you can use the Menopause, Lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, acne. ellanse, dermal filler and Sunscreen questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

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Anna Kremerov is an award-winning nurse practitioner known for aesthetic medicine and non-surgical procedures. Founder and medical director of the Anna Medical Aesthetics clinic in Swindon – she has earned an impeccable reputation with industry-leading 100% 5-star Google and Trustpilot excellent reviews.

Call Anna Medical Aesthetics on 01793 959 010 or visit her website Anna Medical Aesthetics.

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