After a certain age, women experience a decline in their hormone production. By the time they reach the age of 50, women’s bodies go through significant changes such as menopause, development of wrinkles and fine lines, loose and sagging skin, low libido, vaginal dryness, unregulated weight gain, reduced muscle mass and more. The underlying cause for these common signs of aging is the hormonal imbalance caused by the decline in hormone production.
Anti-Aging (Hormone Replacement Therapy ‘HRT’)
What is Hormone Therapy?
Hormone therapy, (HT) also known as hormone replacement therapy, is a procedure in which certain hormones are replenished artificially once the female body reaches a certain age and no longer produces the hormone in sufficient amounts. This, in turn, allows women to restore their youthful energy and looks, even when they are in their thirties, forties or fifties.
In hormone therapy, the two female hormones – estrogen and progesterone – are replenished. While certain treatments contain only estrogen and some contain only progesterone, some include both hormones. The kind of anti-aging hormone therapy you receive depends on your conditions and goals, and which problems you wish to target.
How Can Hormone Therapy Help with Signs of Aging?
Hormone therapy is known to relieve symptoms of menopause, which all women experience as they age. These include low libido, hot flashes, sleep problems, slowing metabolism, depression, anxiety, mood swings, etc. It is also known to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
When it comes to hormone therapy, getting the right amount of dosage is crucial and may take some trial and error. Dr. John Laura will prescribe the lowest possible dosage to treat your symptoms. There are different ways that hormone therapy can be administered to the patient, including tablets, creams or gels, skin patches, and vaginal rings.
Apart from counteracting the effects of menopause, studies have also suggested that hormone therapy may be able to reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart failures, effectively prevent aging skin when used cautiously, as well as improve muscle function.
Dr. John Laura understands that aging in women can be challenging to deal with, as the female body goes through so many changes. This often leads to psychological issues such as lowered confidence and self-esteem, depression, anxiety, mood swings, lack of empathy, high irritability, problems with memory and concentration, etc. With effective hormone therapy, these problems can also be addressed.
Who is an Ideal Candidate to Receive Hormone Therapy for Anti-Aging?
Hormone therapy is a revolutionary treatment. It is one of the most effective treatments available today for menopausal symptoms in women. However, like any other procedure, it is essential that you consult a qualified and experienced doctor like Dr. John Laura first, before making any decision.
Hormone therapy may be ideal for you if you identify with the following:
- You experience menopausal symptoms caused by hormonal changes such as severe hot flashes, loss of bone and muscle mass, a slowing metabolism, sleep problems, unregulated weight gain, low libido, etc.
- You have experienced premature menopause, that is, you experience menopause around the age of 30 or 40.
You may want to avoid hormone therapy if you suffer from severe migraines, heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, endometrial, ovarian or breast cancer, blood clots, or stroke.
Dr. John Laura will help you decide if hormone therapy is ideal for you after taking into consideration all-important personal factors
What is CO2RE Intima?
CO2RE Intima is a new, in-office, non-surgical treatment that uses laser energy to treat the symptoms women may be experiencing. CO2RE Intima is a medical laser that delivers controlled CO2 energy to the vaginal or vulva tissue – so cells make more collagen – improving skin tone, texture, and appearance.
For which women are the CO2RE Intima most suitable?
CO2RE Intima is designed for women who want to relieve the signs of childbearing and aging in their vaginal area. This includes post childbearing and peri and menopausal women, women who desire enhancement in sexual functioning and a better sexual experience, women who seek vaginal cosmetic improvement and women who want to feel more confident about their feminine health.