As teens, we’re taught that changes in our hormones during puberty can cause pesky acne breakouts, but did you know that adults can also experience a variety of skin changes caused by hormone fluctuations later in life? In fact, hormone imbalances could be to blame for everything from acne to dark spots to thinning skin. Here’s how to best treat these common hormone-related skin issues.

How Hormones Affect Your Skin

For women, changes in hormone levels throughout the month can have a noticeable effect on the skin causing oily skin, clogged pores, and breakouts. 

During pregnancy hormonal fluctuations may lead to a type of skin pigmentation condition called melasma, characterized by patches of dark brown or grayish skin usually on the face. 

In menopause, drops in hormone levels can result in less collagen and oil production. Less collagen in the skin can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and thin skin. Producing less oil can lead to dry skin and can also accentuate fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin.

How to Treat Hormonal Skin Problems

Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options that can target specific hormone-related skin issues. 

  • BioTE® hormone optimization therapy. Custom-compounded bioidentical hormones help to rebalance your body’s natural hormones.
  • PicoGenesis/ Picogenesis FX. These laser treatments can treat acne, acne scars, melasma and wrinkles.
  • Medical Dermatology office visit. During this appointment Dr. Noll will discuss treatment options and send prescriptions for medications. 

Ready to take the first step toward getting clearer, healthier-looking skin? Call our Davis office today at 530-756-5758 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your unique skin care needs and goals.