There are thousands of anti-aging treatments. It seems every day there’s some new product heralding the end of growing old.
While some anti-aging medicines are certainly more effective than others, many are full of empty promises that simply drain your wallet without delivering real results. Many anti-aging treatments fail because they only treat the surface of the skin. Products like creams and serums try to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or brighten the appearance of the face.
These products do not slow down the aging process at its core - only attempt to diminish the side effects. That’s why they show minimal results.
Today, we don’t want to talk about one of those empty promises, but rather a science-backed, time-tested treatment for aging: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Miami.
Aging is not just skin-deep. As we get older, we start to experience other effects, such as lethargy, joint pain, mood changes, weight management struggles, and sleeping issues. Women going through menopause may experience additional symptoms such as hot flashes and changes in their libido.
These symptoms make a person feel older, not just look older. Hormone replacement therapy treats these symptoms at their core rather than solely tackling the affects you can see in your wrinkles.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy takes a whole new approach to anti-aging – but what is it exactly? Is it a good fit for you? Let’s talk about it.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment used to balance hormone levels that change as we age. Hormones derived from plants (identical to the ones in our bodies) are given to patients to rebalance problems with estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and adrenal hormones.
As we get older, the hormones that keep our skin looking youthful (such as collagen and dehydroepiandrosterone) decrease. This can make the skin thinner and more prone to unattractive textures, like wrinkles.
Testosterone and estrogen levels also change as the body ages. This can manifest physically on the skin. Testosterone promotes toned muscles and maintains energy. When these levels decrease, it leads to lethargy and a less toned appearance.
Estrogen, on the other hand, helps keep skin plump and hydrated. As estrogen levels drop during women’s menopause, skin can become thinner and drier, leading to the outward appearance of premature aging.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy rebalances these hormones internally, not just externally. A doctor works with a patient one-on-one to test their current hormonal levels and adjust them as needed to reach the desired effects. A comprehensive analysis and treatment of unbalanced hormones leads to a better quality of life (and outward appearance) in time.
This biomedical science treatment can be administered as a cream, injection, patch, gel, or implant. The formula is tailored for individuals based on their specific needs and current hormone levels.
In short, the answer is yes. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is extremely effective because it addresses the root of aging - rather than the consequences of it.
This biomedical science technique has been used to treat numerous health symptoms including:
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is also commonly used to treat menopausal symptoms in women entering a new stage of life.
BMC Women’s Health published a study measuring the side effects of a group of women who were given bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Roughly 33 percent reported lowered levels of irritability, 27 percent saw a decrease in their anxiety, and others reported lowered menopausal symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be extremely beneficial for improving the appearance of the face and skin, creating a more youthful, smooth appearance. This type of treatment does not necessarily deliver immediate results, but over time, it can have long-lasting effects.
Another benefit of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is that it does not require surgery and can be stopped when recommended by a physician. It’s minimally invasive and the hormonal levels can be adjusted as needed for each patient.
In the grand scheme of biomedical science research, hormone replacement therapy has been shown to most benefit women under the age of 60. If you’re in that category, it’s well worth talking to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy today.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is FDA-approved and entirely safe when administered correctly. However, each person’s body may react to this treatment differently and experience a range of side effects.
Some of the most common side effects include:
All of these side effects are manageable and shouldn’t pose serious threats, as long as properly treated and monitored by a physician. Let your doctor know at the first sign of any of these symptoms, just to err on the side of caution.
There are also some people who cannot or should not try hormone replacement therapy, including people who have a high risk of heart disease, strokes, blood clots, or breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about your personal and family history to learn if hormone replacement therapy is safe for you.
Overall, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is considered safe for many patients. Some studies have even indicated that women who receive hormone replacement treatment have improved cardiac, bowel, bone, and gynecological health.
At The Renaissance Clinic, we work hard to tailor our anti-aging treatments to your specific needs. If you’re interested in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we will help customize a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and improves your quality of life.
We provide a wide array of cutting-edge anti-aging remedies, including peptides, hormone treatment, and supplements. We want to meet you so that we can help you embrace a future full of energy, vibrance, and life.
Schedule a call with our experts to learn what anti-aging treatments, including hormone replacement therapy, suit your situation. Dr. Mohsen Soofian and his team are ready to help you embrace a healthier, happier future.