Confidence Beyond Menopause: Understanding & Addressing Changes in the Skin

By Erin Murphy

Experiencing menopause can cause significant changes to a person’s life both emotionally and physically. According to the NHS, loss of confidence is a significant symptom experienced by women going through menopause, and one factor that contributes to this is changes in appearance resulting from ageing. Despite this, one aspect of a woman’s life that continues to be overlooked when going through menopause is her skin and the changes it can have in elasticity and dryness. 

Menopause causes oestrogen levels to decline, leading to more visible lines and wrinkles, drier skin, and a reduction in elasticity, all of which can have a significant impact on a woman’s confidence and emotional well-being. As women approaching or experiencing menopause make up a large percentage of those seeking cosmetic treatments like injectables, it is vital for practitioners to have a strong understanding of how the skin changes during this time. 

This article will therefore address why changes in the skin happen when a person goes through menopause and how aesthetic treatments can provide a renewed sense of confidence for those struggling with perceived imperfections resulting from the menopause.

How Does Menopause Affect the Skin?

Menopause is a hormonal change, which, naturally, triggers a plethora of physical and emotional reactions in the body. Studies have shown that up to 50% of women report skin changes connected to menopause – this is heavily due to oestrogen dips. Less oestrogen equals lower levels of hydrophilic glycosaminoglycans, which promote the retention of moisture, causing many to experience dry skin. 

During this time, many women will also experience a significant reduction in collagen production, leading to sagging skin. Collagen is responsible for maintaining skin elasticity – it is considered one of the main building blocks in the body, providing strength and support. Therefore, in its absence, skin can lose its plumpness and look more aged.

Common skin concerns in menopausal women include:

  • Loss of collagen – common to lose a significant amount of collagen during the first few years
  • Dryness and sensitivity
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent

Skin concerns can be noted from the earliest stages of perimenopause when typical hormone levels start to drop. Knowing how to effectively treat and care for skin during menopause can have significant benefits for an individual’s confidence and self-esteem. 

How To Treat Menopausal Skin

As with all areas of perceived aesthetic concerns, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to caring for menopausal skin. Some women find great benefits from adopting lifestyle changes like improving their diet, cutting out certain food groups, exercising regularly, and staying hydrated. However, for others, this is simply not enough.

To properly treat menopausal skin it is important to first identify which concerns you would like to address and create a skincare routine from there. Those suffering from dryness should moisturise twice daily with deeply moisturising creams and serums and avoid soaps which strip away natural oils. Instead, opt for gentle cleansers that do not dry the skin out.

Often overlooked, SPFs are an essential part of any skincare routine, regardless of whether you are going through menopause. However, as during this time skin can become increasingly sensitive, it is vital that this step is not missed. Wearing a high SPF sunscreen (50+) greatly reduces potential sun damage, which can cause wrinkles and lines to become more apparent, as well as more serious concerns including skin damage and melanoma.

For those looking to incorporate a deeper level of hydration and rejuvenation into their skincare regime, aesthetic treatments are a great way to achieve reliable results. Depending on your key concerns, desired results, and timeline, you can choose from a vast selection of treatments to find the perfect one for you. In the next section of this article, we’ll outline the different treatment options available and how they will best benefit menopausal skin.


Polynucleotides are cutting-edge injectables that take advantage of the benefits of salmon  DNA. They are innovative, rejuvenating treatments that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Polynucleotides also improve overall hydration and texture, while working to reduce inflammation. These injectables are game-changing in their ability to encourage continued collagen production in the skin as people age. 

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Skin Boosters

Skin boosters provide clients with unparalleled levels of hydration. These moisture-surging injectables work to heal and improve the skin from the inside out. By injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) into the skin, skin boosters like Fox Pharma’s Next Generation Skin Booster, Seventy Hyal 2000, boost hydration and radiance to improve elasticity and sink texture. Following a course of skin boosters, clients will observe a youthful, glowing complexion with restored plumpness. Qualified practitioners can buy Seventy Hyal 2000 at Fox Pharma to unlock a renewed sense of confidence in their clients.

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Dermal Fillers

As previously discussed, a reduction in collagen production causes sagging skin. Dermal fillers are an extremely effective way of combating this perceived imperfection, as they increase volume under the skin, in turn minimising any fine lines and wrinkles for a more plump and youthful appearance. 

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly referred to by the brand name Botox, are a very popular choice for those looking to reduce or reverse visible signs of ageing. These injectables aim to relax the muscles that may be causing fine lines and wrinkles, helping to smooth the skin in this area.

Navigating the Menopause With Confidence

By understanding why these changes occur, practitioners and those going through menopause alike can effectively treat the skin and unlock a renewed sense of confidence at a potentially challenging time. Aesthetic treatments such as skin boosters and polynucleotides rejuvenate the skin from the inside out, making them an absolutely fantastic choice for those looking to address concerns the menopause may trigger.

At Fox Pharma, we champion a holistic approach to wellness and beauty and are committed to enabling this for practitioners and their clients, ensuring that they not only look but, more importantly, feel their best.

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