Emma Wedgwood

What are the best treatments for menopausal skin?

Jan. 23, 2022

As we age, particularly after menopause, our cells are slower to regenerate, leaving skin dull and lacking radiance. And along with changes such as hot flushes, mood changes and weight gain, shifts in our hormone levels have a significant impact on our skin

Common skin concerns during and after menopause are dry skin, sagging skin, wrinkles, and redness.

But targeted treatments for specific concerns as well as general rejuvenation therapies can also help us maintain the quality of our skin as we age.

So how should we approach menopausal skin to maintain the quality and radiance of our skin?

Back to Basics

The first thing we recommend is getting the basics covered in your skincare routine and lifestyle.

Regular cleansing doesn’t just remove dirt and makeup, the massaging motion of cleansing also gently stimulates the body’s natural collagen response. Using an oily cleanser is kinder to post-menopausal skin. And don’t forget to hydrate the skin from inside and out by drinking plenty of water and using a quality moisturiser and serum, containing hyaluronic acid and glycerine.

Give your skin a fighting chance by getting in those skin boosting antioxidants with a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables. You’ll need an antioxidant serum too, it pays to invest with this product and buy the best you can afford. Your sleep quality can also be affected due to changing hormones which in turn can affect your metabolism and lead to weight gain. Getting enough sleep also helps reduce stress and avoid those dark circles and grey pallor.

Regular exercise helps boost your circulation and oxygenates the skin, helping it maintain a healthy glow. But don’t leave the house without your SPF! Your skin has less natural protection from the sun after menopause, so wearing a high SPF is crucial (even in dark British winters).

Targeted Treatments

Now we’ve got the basics sorted, we’ll look at just some of the specific treatments that can be used in addition to the above lifestyle choices to treat the most common specific and general skin concerns both during and after menopause.

Skincare Advice

Our skin can change through the perimenopause and menopause process and may become mor dehydrated with textural changes. While some women will experience break outs and congestion. It is essential to be using the correct active ingredients to compliment your specific skincare concern rather than aggravate any issues. Book a 30 min session with Emma to advise on this.


What is it? Microneedling encourages the body’s natural collagen and elastin response by puncturing the skin with tiny needles with an electric pen or dermaroller. It is minimally invasive and has minimal downtime.

What can it be used for? Fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, scarring and dull, uneven skin

B12 Injections

What is it? It is difficult to get enough vitamin B12 from our diet, but B12 deficiency is common in menopause and perimenopause, which can leave us feeling run down and week.

What can it be used for? Only able to be prescribed by medical professionals, B12 injections can help ease the symptoms of menopause, as well as support many vital physical and mental functions.


What is it? Profhilo® is a world leading hyaluronic acid injectable treatment which improves skin elasticity and smoothness from beneath the dermal layer.

What can it be used for? Fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of volume, dull and dry skin

Chemical Peels

What is it? Chemical peels remove dead skin and other debris from the surface of the skin, revealing fresh and new skin underneath and encouraging the growth of new cells. There are a variety of chemical peels available depending on specific skin concern.

What can it be used for? Fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, dull or uneven skin

Halo / BBL Laser

What is it? Halo / BBL laser treats skin with two lasers on two different wavelengths, one which treats superficial concerns such as pigmentation and the other deep resurfacing targeting wrinkles and acne scars.

What can it be used for? Skin rejuvenation and brightening, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring

Vascular Laser

What is it? Targeting laser or light pulses to the skin which transforms into heat under the skin surface dissolving blood vessels and other visible skin conditions

What can it be used for? Redness/rosacea, facial thread veins, cherry angioma

Anti Wrinkle Injections

What is it? Botox temporarily relaxes muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, smoothing out skin for a more youthful look.

What can it be used for? Fine lines and wrinkles

Derma Filler

What is it? Dermal filler involves injecting a substance of high levels of hyaluronic acid which plumps up the skin and restores volume

What can it be used for? Loss of volume, restoring symmetry, lifting, and reshaping

Talk to Emma today about which treatments are best suited to your changing skin.

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