Estrogen is a critical component when it comes to youthful, radiant skin. Unfortunately, your body makes less and less of it as you get older and go through menopause. Emepelle is a skin care line designed to restore estrogen deficient skin and improve skin quality and tone. At the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery, we offer a variety of skin care options including the Emepelle Serum and Night Cream to provide nonstop hydration and restoration.
If you struggle with dull or damaged skin, please contact our medical spa in East Greenwich today at 401.336.3770 to see if Emepelle is right for you. Dr. Andrea Doyle and our skilled staff serve patients in surrounding areas of Rhode Island.
What is Estrogen & How Does it Affect Your Skin?
Estrogen actually refers to three steroid hormones created by the female body. The hormone estradiol is produced during puberty, estriol is found in the placenta during pregnancy, and estrone is the hormone still found in women’s bodies after menopause and is mostly comprised of fat. These estrogen levels affect many areas of your body, specifically protein production and function and gene expression.
Estradiol (the hormone found beginning at puberty and menses) levels start to decrease in your 40s, and after menopause, these amounts are minimal, which can have a profound impact on the quality of your skin. The receptors where estrogen hormones are released can be found in multiple layers of the skin as well as in your hair follicles and blood vessels, which is partly why many women notice changes in the hair on their head, face, and body. These estrogen receptors are more populated in the face and scalp skin, so women going through these hormonal changes may notice their skin thinning, wrinkles becoming more pronounced, delayed wound healing, atrophy, and dryness.
Collagen production is another important aspect to consider. Your skin relies on this protein and another called elastin for supple, taut skin. Your skin loses up to 30 percent of collagen within the first five years of menopause, and that decline continues at two percent each year.
Some women who take estrogen replacements notice a positive difference in their skin as well. Topical use of estradiol has been found to improve collagen levels found in the skin of postmenopausal women as well as improve wound healing and inflammation. Those reasons and more are why our board-certified plastic surgeon offers Emepelle Serum and Night Cream at the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery.
Emepelle® Skincare to Restore Youthful Skin
Emepelle contains Methyl Estrodiolpropanoate, or MEP, which works to stimulate keratin and collagen production, but it also reactivates the estrogen receptors to restore dull, dry or atrophied skin. MEP works only on skin cells and doesn’t contain estrogen, so you get the benefits of Emepelle without the systematic risks associated with products and treatments that contain estrogen and other compounds.
The Emepelle serum is used each morning, and the cream is applied before you go to bed to give you 24/7 improvement.