Menopause is an often overlooked topic in the aesthetics world, yet it’s a natural reality that heavily impacts the lives of many women around the globe. As many women and clients enter menopause, they undergo a series of changes that affect both their physical and emotional well-being. Physically, they may encounter skin thinning, loss of elasticity, weight gain, and variations in skin moisture levels, leading to dryness or oiliness. Emotionally, fluctuating hormones can cause mood swings and make them feel overwhelmed.
However, what many people fail to realise is that aesthetic treatments can provide significant support and relief for menopausal women, aside from the traditional treatments given by Doctors and GPs. Organiser of the Menopause in Aesthetics (MIA) event, Charlotte Body, spoke to Aesthetics Journal, stating: “many women feel let down by their GPs when it comes to menopause, and aesthetic clinics are increasingly becoming the place they turn to. We believe the future of aesthetic medicine isn’t anti-ageing, it’s agelessness and longevity”.
In this blog post, with the help of Simply Clinics Owner, Dr Haffar, we will explore the best ways to support clients during this transformative stage by offering tailored menopause aesthetic treatments that cater to their unique needs and concerns. Introducing this topic, Dr Haffar highlights that as professionals in the aesthetics industry, it is crucial to develop an understanding of how menopause impacts our clients, enabling us to provide appropriate treatments and personalised care for each individual situation.
What Menopause Aesthetic Treatments Should I Offer To Clients?
By addressing the physical aspects like skin thinning and laxity resulting from decreased collagen production, weight gain due to hormonal shifts in metabolism, and changes in sebum production causing dryness or oiliness, we can help women regain confidence in their appearance, says Dr Haffar.
When it comes to aesthetic treatments, there are a few possible options available for patients depending on their individual needs and concerns. These are the top menopause aesthetic treatments that Dr Haffar offers in his clinics:
Skin Rejuvenation Treatments for Dry Skin
Dr Haffar opts for skin boosters such as Profhilo to help treat dehydrated and lax skin. Profhilo is injected into the skin, penetrating deeply into the dermis, where it smooths out wrinkles and fine lines and improves skin hydration. This treatment also stimulates collagen and elastin production in menopausal skin. This is especially important because, after menopause, women’s bodies produce less oestrogen, which is responsible for maintaining skin’s elasticity and strength. So, by boosting collagen and elastin production, Profhilo takes on a crucial role in the fight against menopausal skin dryness.
Another skin booster that boasts amazing hydrating properties is Seventy Hyal 2000, often hailed by skin-enthusiasts for its high molecular weight of hyaluronic acid, Seventy Hyal has been dubbed The Next Generation Skin Booster – perfect to add to your menopause aesthetic treatments roster.
Find out more about Seventy Hyal 2000 here.
Skin Thinning & Volume Restoration Treatments
Menopause can cause a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for skin firmness and elasticity. This can lead to skin thinning, sagging, and crepiness, particularly in the cheeks, temples, and jawline.
Dermal fillers, like REVOLAX, can restore volume to many of these areas, by filling out hollows and lifting sagging skin. Menopause can also cause a loss of fat and bone density in the face, which can contribute to a lack of volume and fullness, particularly in the midface and under-eye areas. Dermal fillers can help by adding volume to these areas, thereby enhancing the contours and symmetry of the face. They can also smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look more youthful and radiant. Other types of filler like aesPlla (poly-L-lactic acid filler) can also stimulate collagen production, which can enhance the long-term improvement of skin quality.
Dermal fillers can be an excellent option for women who want to cope with skin thinning and lack of volume caused by menopause. They are safe, effective, and minimally invasive, and they can provide significant and long-lasting improvements to your appearance and self-confidence.
Dr Haffar states, “at our Simply Clinics, our experienced and licensed professionals are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality dermal filler treatment that will help patients age gracefully and feel their best. Using REVOLAX as our most common filler product, our treatments are natural in appearance, long-lasting and safe.”
Other treatments perfect for menopausal clients include:
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormonal imbalances during menopause can contribute to various symptoms, including mood swings, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. HRT involves replacing hormones like oestrogen and progesterone to alleviate these symptoms. While HRT is primarily a medical treatment, aesthetic professionals can work in collaboration with healthcare providers to provide supportive care and address aesthetic concerns related to hormonal changes. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has also been shown to increase epidermal hydration, skin elasticity, skin thickness, and also to reduce skin wrinkles.
Non-Surgical Body Contouring
Weight gain and changes in metabolism are common during menopause in women. Non-surgical body contouring treatments, such as fat dissolving injections, can target specific areas of stubborn fat and help reshape the body without needing to go under the knife. These procedures are non-invasive, require little to no downtime, and can be effective in addressing weight-related concerns.
When it comes to treating your menopausal clients, it’s crucial to have open and empathetic communication with them. Understand their concerns, address their questions, and tailor treatments to their specific needs. By providing a supportive and knowledgeable environment, you can help menopausal women feel confident, comfortable, and empowered during this stage of life.