When estrogen drops greatly at menopause, the skin produces less collagen and elastin. The collagen forms a network, one support mesh below the surface of the skin. THE elastin is one protein that gives elasticity, which enables the skin to return to its position when we pull it. When these proteins are reduced, wrinkles and sagging appear. What can we do about it? There is certain routine that we should follow at home, daily and long-term, which delays the signs of aging. There are also procedures that one does in the dermatology clinic, which depending on the case give anti-aging results. Regarding the work that we recommend someone to do at home, it concerns:


  • Application of topical retinoids at night. Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A and are the substances with the most evidence for antiaging action. Epidermal cells usually need a month to complete their life cycle, that is, to reach the outer parts and fall off. With retinoids, this happens faster, in 2 weeks the rate of their multiplication is accelerated. Retinoids also prevent the breakdown of collagen and aid in the synthesis of new collagen, thus fighting wrinkles.
  • Application of appropriate antioxidants, such as vitamin C or ferulic acid or other molecules. These help to neutralize the oxidant radicals produced by sun exposure, may also help with discoloration and make the skin brighter and more radiant.
  • To treat wrinkles we can also look for products that they contain peptides in their composition. Peptides are small protein molecules that help produce collagen.
  • Of course it is good moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid, glycerin to retain a lot of water and lipids to strengthen the skin's barrier cannot be missing from daily care
  • We do not forget that the 90% of the signs of aging that we have on our face are due to exposure to the sun. So dealing with antiaging requires that we use some form product with sun protection (which also provides protection against skin cancers).


At the dermatology clinic there are many options and they are personalized according to the needs of each person. They target either the enhancement of collagen production diffusely in the skin or specifically at wrinkles and relaxation.

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