The effects of estrogen deficiency on women’s skin are just now being recognized. As women get older, they may not realize that the changes in their skin’s appearance are influenced by menopause—but there is a strong correlation between menopause and the sudden increase in skin concerns like dryness and wrinkles. This is because both perimenopause and menopause result in a marked reduction of the female hormone estrogen, which has an impact on the health of the skin.
Fortunately, there’s a new way of addressing Estrogen Deficient Skin. With Emepelle, women can finally celebrate a solution for the skincare concerns brought on before, during and after menopause that is clinically proven to be safe and effective and is completely non-hormonal.
What Effect Does Menopause Have On the Skin?
With around 1.3 million women entering menopause each year, symptoms associated with estrogen deficiency are a common occurrence. Low levels of estrogen can affect women’s bodies in a number of ways, including changing the skin’s physiology and appearance. Estrogen Deficient Skin is caused by lowered levels of estrogen as women age and is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Thinner skin
- Decreased elasticity
While life expectancy has increased by 30 years since the early 1900s, the onset of menopause has only moved forward by about 5 years—meaning that women of today may deal with Estrogen Deficient Skin for nearly an entire third of their lifetimes.
Estrogen Deficient Skin can lose up to 30% of its collagen in the first five years of menopause and a subsequent 2.1% each year thereafter. This dramatic loss causes visible changes in the health and appearance of the skin. Skin becomes dryer, duller, thinner, and more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Such changes often feel startling for women who can see their appearance visibly aging in the mirror.
How Estrogen Levels Change Throughout Menopause
Menopause is defined as the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle, but perimenopause—the initial stage of menopause—usually begins about ten years before this point, often starting in your late 30s or early 40s. During perimenopause, estrogen levels may rise and fall, but they will gradually decrease over time as women approach menopause.
During menopause, estrogen levels will fall dramatically and will remain low during postmenopause. While some women may start experiencing Estrogen Deficient Skin during perimenopause, symptoms are likely to become more noticeable following menopause.
Treating Estrogen Deficient Skin
Surprisingly few women associate their skincare concerns with perimenopause or menopause. As a result, skin treatments for women over 40 tend to focus on general anti-aging concerns or benefits such as moisturizing and plumping, rather than addressing the root cause of the dryness and wrinkles and other symptoms of EDS.
A moisturizer or anti-aging cream can only go so far in repairing the effects of accelerated skin aging triggered by perimenopause and menopause. Mature skin needs specialized attention, and renowned dermatologists are now recommending a new solution — Emepelle featuring exclusive MEP Technology®.
Restorative Benefits of MEP Technology
Emepelle’s patented MEP Technology can help restore youth and vitality to sagging skin after menopause without the systemic effects or risks of estrogen therapies.
Dr. Diane Berson, a New York-based dermatologist, explains the revolutionary effects of MEP: “A woman could be doing everything right. She could be using her antioxidants every day, using the appropriate skin care, using daily sun protection, eating a healthy diet, drinking enough water, and she’s still not going to look her best because she’s missing that one factor after menopause. She’s missing that estrogen factor.”
MEP is a unique ingredient that acts only on the skin and is able to restore lost collagen without estrogen replacement. This makes it a great option for women looking for non-hormonal ways to treat their skincare concerns.
“We now have a novel cosmeceutical agent that can address the signs of Estrogen Deficient Skin; it targets one of the elements that no other cosmeceutical has ever targeted before,” says Berson.
Proven To Help Address Estrogen Deficient Skin
In clinical studies, MEP has been proven to be a safe and effective way to help address the symptoms of Estrogen Deficient Skin, particularly in regard to skin hydration, firmness, luminosity, and the appearance of fine lines. After just 14 weeks, clinical studies have shown that women who used this innovative skincare line experienced impressive results:
- 54% of participants saw an improvement in dryness (versus 16% with placebo)
- 39% saw an improvement in dullness (versus 8%)
- 19% saw an improvement in laxity (versus 6%)
While other skincare lines offered at your dermatologist’s office help improve visible signs of aging, only Emepelle with MEP Technology is clinically proven to help Estrogen Deficient Skin by addressing the root cause of the accelerated aging.
Explore Emepelle’s Line of Products
With Emepelle, you’ll be providing your skin with a non-hormonal skincare solution to help improve the appearance of Estrogen Deficient Skin that’s trusted by dermatologists and skincare professionals.
Emepelle Serum, Night Cream and Eye Cream with MEP Technology are recommended for women who are either in perimenopause or menopause. These skincare products work on all skin types and are fortified with additional ingredients proven to help provide additional anti-aging benefits (such as hyaluronic acid, retinol or Vitamin E). Learn more about Emepelle’s line of products.