Skin Ageing, Menopause and Treatments

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Skin ageing is a common concern during menopause, and there are various skin treatments available to address these concerns. As women transition through menopause, the body undergoes numerous changes, many of which directly impact the skin. One significant change is the accelerated breakdown of collagen, a protein crucial for maintaining skin’s elasticity and firmness.

Here’s an in-depth look at how menopause affects your skin and what you can do to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance.


Collagen Breakdown: The Numbers

From the age of 23, collagen begins to break down at a rate of approximately 1% per year. However, as menopause approaches, this rate increases dramatically. Within the five years of menopause, women can lose up to 30% of their collagen. Following this period, the loss continues at about 2% per year. This rapid decline can lead to noticeable changes in skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance.


The Role of Diet, Sleep, and UV Exposure

Maintaining a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants is essential for skin health. Foods high in vitamin C, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids can support collagen production and overall skin health.

Adequate sleep is also crucial. During sleep, the body goes into repair mode, regenerating skin cells and producing essential proteins like collagen. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night to keep your skin looking its best.

UV exposure is one of the primary causes of premature skin aging. Protect your skin by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days. Wearing protective clothing and seeking shade during peak sunlight hours can further safeguard your skin.


Start Your Collagen-Inducing Treatments Early

While a healthy lifestyle is foundational, collagen-inducing treatments can provide significant benefits, especially when started early. At Skin Clinic Blyss, our degree-qualified clinicians –  dermal clinicians as well as nurses and experienced dermal therapists bring years of expertise to help you navigate these changes effectively.


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Available Treatments for Ageing Skin

To combat the signs of ageing during menopause, there are several effective skin treatments available.  To help maintain healthy skin, our clinicians recommend the following collagen-boosting skin treatments:

1. Microneedling and RF Needling

Microneedling (medical needling with a Skin Pen) and RF Needling stimulates collagen production by creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin, prompting the body’s natural healing process.

2. Laser Therapy

LED Therapy uses light energy to penetrate deep into the skin, encouraging collagen and elastin production.

3. Fillers

Dermal Fillers and Cosmetic injectable treatments performed by a Registered Nurse that can replace lost volume and stimulate collagen production.

4. Ultraformer MPT

The latest technology utilising micro and macro focused ultrasound to lift tighten AND sculpt. At Skin Clinic Blyss, we love Ultraformer MPT and are proud to offer this cutting-edge technology, ensuring that our clients receive the best and most up-to-date treatments available. Find out why Ultraformer MPT is the latest advancement in non-surgical skin tightening treatments.


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Why start early with collagen-boosting treatments?

Starting collagen-boosting treatments before you notice significant breakdown can help prolong your skin’s elasticity and firmness. Preventative measures are more effective than trying to reverse damage after it occurs. Our team at Skin Clinic Blyss are here to create a personalised plan that suits your skin’s needs.


Discuss Ageing Skin and Menopause with the Experts

With years of experience and a deep understanding of skin physiology, our clinicians are equipped to provide the best care possible. We prioritise a holistic approach, considering all aspects of your lifestyle and skin health.

While menopause is a natural part of life, its effects on your skin don’t have to be inevitable. By understanding the changes your skin undergoes and taking proactive steps, you can maintain a youthful, vibrant appearance. Book an appointment with the experts you can trust.

Jodie King, Dermal Clinician


Jodie King is an experience Dermal Clinician (Bch Dermal Science), and has been practicing in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for 28 years.

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