At The Skin Center’s Ohio and Pennsylvania offices, we routinely perform a wide variety of cosmetic procedures to offset the aesthetic effects of aging. Over the past several years, we have also witnessed a marked increase in patients asking about other aspects of aging. We cannot help but notice that, along with concern related to lines and wrinkles, patients have been expressing disappointment regarding the way they feel. Make no mistake; cosmetic rejuvenation can be a significant confidence-booster. At the same time, there is a lot to be gained when we look at internal rejuvenation as well.
Aging doesn’t just affect us outwardly. Many men and women, starting at about age 40, begin to sense significant changes in their overall vitality. We often hear that patients are what we call “wired and tired.” They aren’t sleeping, and yet they go through much of their day feeling anxious and on-edge. Interestingly enough, we get a little excited when a patient explains these frustrations because we know that we can help them.
Many of the symptoms that occur in mid-life are related to hormone imbalance. Dr. Brandy and our team of hormone experts use bioidentical hormone protocols to offset the natural decline of sex hormones. In so doing, we are able to help patients feel younger in ways such as:
Feeling More Driven
Sex drive is an essential aspect of health and wellness for both men and women. So many women say “I want to want to have sex.” You may know exactly what we mean by this. When hormones are imbalanced, especially when testosterone is lacking, sexual drive and performance both take a hit. Men with low testosterone may have difficulty with adequate erectile function. Women may experience discomfort related to vaginal dryness and may all but lose their sense of sensuality. Restoring proper levels of hormones can begin to restore the joy of sex within a few weeks.
Feeling More Rested
Mid-life is a prime time for sleep disturbances. Women may miss out on quality sleep because of hot flashes or insomnia related to biological changes. Hormone imbalance also decreases energy throughout the day even when adequate time is spent in bed each night. After hormone balance is restored with bioidentical hormones, many of our patients state that they feel like themselves again.
Feeling More Fit
Health and wellness go hand in hand with our ability and motivation to exercise. Waning hormones often take the joy out of our lifestyle habits aimed at maintaining weight and staying fit. This is because, when testosterone drops, we are more apt to accumulate fat around the midsection and lose muscle mass. Furthermore, the more fat that gathers in the abdominal area, the more estrogen rises. It’s a vicious cycle that can be interrupted by adequate supplementation with bioidentical testosterone.
We love helping our patients feel their best. Contact an office near you to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.