As women age their skin changes. Yes, wrinkles occur in everyone, but women also face other skin challenges as their skin ages. As hormone levels fluctuate in women during their stages of life, skin is often affected.
During pregnancy, many women often get what is known as “the mask of pregnancy” with dark spots appearing on the face. Many women get these “mask” spots above their upper lip or on their cheeks. Most experts agree that the increased level in pregnancy hormones cause pigment-producing cells to over produce pigment. For most women, the mask of pregnancy will fade shortly after pregnancy ends and can be reduced by using a sunscreen with a high SPF and avoiding sun exposure.
Sun spots are very common in women with fair skin and in women who spend a great deal of time in the sun. Sun spots can be white spots that are lighter than a woman’s normal skin tone. Sun spots can also be red or brown in color and appear dry or scaly. While sun spots are not cancerous, they can be an indicator that a women is susceptible to developing skin cancer.
Dermatologists are experts in helping women recover the youthful glow that is often lost in the aging process. Your dermatologist can help give you a glowing complexion and younger looking skin through many different aesthetic and facial rejuvenation services. Smoother skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and the reduction of age spots are all available through aesthetic treatments and facial rejuvenation services at your dermatologist.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates