Aesthetic Medicine Helps Combat Menopause, Says Dr. Steven Dayan
Middle age is not an even playing field for both sexes. While a midlife crisis for men may involve the purchase of a libido-boosting vehicle, for many women, it can bring a host of unwanted bodily changes.
Menopause is a natural change for women. However, some are affected more than others. The most common age for signs to appear occurs in the 45 to 50 and coincides with the body reducing the release of the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
While progesterone is related to internal functions, the drop in estrogen levels is, in general, more visible externally.
According to researchers, there are over 30 pronounced effects of menopause. Some of the more noticeable are skin problems, hair loss, increased facial hair, and a redistribution of fat. These symptoms currently affect over 10 million American women.
Suffering in Silence Is No Longer a Given
The days of suffering physical and psychological menopausal trauma in silence are over. Thanks to advances within aesthetic medicine, there are now many non-invasive procedures that can combat the adverse cosmetic effects of menopause.
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Dayan is in the enviable position of being one of the US's leading aesthetic medicine experts. And it is these non-invasive aesthetic procedures that are offering help for many menopausal women.
When a woman reaches a certain age, the reduction in estrogen has a significant effect on collagen production. This essential protein is what gives the skin its elasticity. Depleted levels can result in loss of fat under the skin, sagging around the neck, cheeks, and jawline, and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
"Due to the rise in popularity of non-invasive aesthetic medicine," says Dr. Dayan, "we offer a full range of minimally invasive skin-tightening proceduresperformed in our N. Michigan Avenue Chicago office. They do not require anesthesia and involve minimal risk," explains the NY Times award-winning doctor and bestselling author of Subliminally Exposed.
When women feel at their lowest, making them look better is only half the battle. "It's the psychological boost that is just as important," says Dr. Dayan. "These procedures offer great results. Plus, with the average treatment being as quick as 10 minutes and rarely more than30 minutes downtime is minimal."
Dr. Dayan's SDMD clinic not only performs tried and tested facial surgery procedures, but also researches and develops a range of aesthetic medical treatments.
One such procedure is the Subliminal Difference technique, a unique approach combining multiple non surgical elements precisely entwined and individualize to each patient. The portfolio of products may include Botox, filler laser, PRP< threads and more. However, regardless of the specifics each person can expect the leave the office looking better, feeling better and nobody quite exactly sure what was done Dr. Dayan and his research division Denova have studied the results and can prove that these patients make a better first impression and have an elevated self esteem!
Making a Difference
"Subliminal Difference uses a non-surgical, strategic approach to natural facial beautification," says Dr. Dayan. "Following the treatment, the results are immediately apparent, and most clients go right back to work or their busy schedules looking and feeling youthful." The key to its success, he believes, is that the improvement is also recognized subconsciously.
"If others can tell a procedure has been carried out, then the cosmetic treatment has failed to achieve its goal," he explains. "In fact, it transmits precisely the opposite message: one of aging and fragility."
For other menopausal problems such as hair loss, increased facial hair, and weight gain, Dr. Dayan, voted Best Aesthetic Physician in America in 2016 peer survey has specific procedures to tackle these problems.
Combination therapies that use platelet-rich plasma and supplements provide hair with the nourishment and nutrients it needs for regrowth. At the same time, chemical and mechanical exfoliation and procedures like light laser resurfacing can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The menopausal redistribution of body fat can be combated with surgical procedures such as liposuction. Revolutionary non-surgical options specifically designed to target stubborn fat without harming the skin are also popular.
"I'm in the business of making people feel better about themselves by making them look better, "says Dr. Dayan earnestly. This can be a sensitive time for women, and it's important they know we offer only the procedures that are best for each individual."