How many times have you heard someone say that their youthful appearance changed rapidly after menopause or andropause (male menopause)? The phenomenon of this rapidly deteriorating skin quality along with facial bone changes and fat loss is real and due to the loss of estradiol and testosterone that happen to us all at some point. Without these hormones, the rapid loss of collagen, elastic fibers, and hydration, among many other changes, create an aged appearance. Dr. Schulz has followed the medical literature on the subject of aging and hormones and has been a long-time advocate for hormone replacement therapy and not just because of the aging phenomenon. She is pleased to now offer BioTE® hormone replacement therapy to Infinity Skin Care patients. In addition to the visible signs of aging, symptoms of low estrogen or testosterone may vary widely, from depression and anxiety to sleeplessness.
Prior to having hormone therapy, patients often experience lack of energy, weight gain, muscle or joint pain, and reduced mental focus and memory.
“There is a lot of misinformation about hormone therapy out there, based on side effects of oral and synthetic hormones. BioTE® bio-identical therapy is very different from the pills, creams, patches, and injections of the past,” explains Dr. Schulz. Therefore, BioTE® doesn’t carry the risks of previous hormone therapies, and the benefits are numerous. Just one year of estrogen replacement therapy will increase dermal collagen by 30%. In addition, BioTE® helps improve energy, mental clarity, and muscle strength, providing a greater ability to lose weight—helping patients look and feel younger and healthier again. Optimized hormones also drastically reduce the risk of many age-related health issues such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.
The initial BioTE® consultation with Catherine Heath, our Nurse Practitioner, is complimentary and following this appointment, a simple blood test will determine whether or not you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy.