The Menopause Experts

We specialize in treating the unique skin care needs of women at all stages of life, including young women experiencing perimenopause and older women in menopause. Our compassionate team understands the hormonal changes that occur during these phases and offers tailored treatments to help you maintain healthy, radiant skin. In a world where the concerns of perimenopause and menopause are often brushed off, our providers are here to listen and support you through this significant life stage. We understand that these changes can be challenging, and we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive care for you.

Perimenopause and Menopause

What are Perimenopause and Menopause?

Perimenopause is the transitional period leading up to menopause, typically starting in a woman’s 30s or 40s. During this time, the ovaries gradually produce less estrogen, leading to a range of symptoms that can last for several years..

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles and is diagnosed after 12 months without a period. It usually occurs in a woman’s late 40s to early 50s.

What Happens During Perimenopause and Menopause?

During perimenopause, the transitional period leading up to menopause, a woman’s ovaries gradually produce less estrogen, leading to irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and changes in skin and hair. During menopause, the decrease in estrogen levels can result in more pronounced symptoms such as vaginal dryness, decreased bone density, and increased risk of cardiovascular issues. Both stages represent significant hormonal shifts that can affect a woman’s physical and emotional well-being.

Common Symptoms

The hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause can cause a variety of symptoms, including but not limited to:

  • Hot Flashes: Sudden feelings of warmth, often intense, that spread over the body.
  • Night Sweats: Severe hot flashes occurring at night, disrupting sleep.
  • Skin Changes: Dryness, thinning, and loss of elasticity in the skin, leading to wrinkles and increased sensitivity.
  • Hair Changes: Thinning hair or hair loss.
  • Mood Swings: Increased irritability, anxiety, and depression.
  • Sleep Disturbances: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
  • Fatigue: Persistent tiredness and low energy levels.
  • Vaginal Dryness: Reduced lubrication causing discomfort and pain during intercourse.
  • Weight Gain: Increased body weight, often around the abdomen, due to hormonal changes and a slower metabolism.
  • Stress Incontinence: Urine leakage with coughing, running, sneezing, etc.

Schedule Perimenopause and Menopause Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD

We believe in providing empathetic, patient-centered care to help you navigate the changes of perimenopause and menopause with confidence and grace. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can support you in this new stage of life.

You can schedule your consultation by calling us at (703) 356-5111.

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