As our oestrogen levels decline during the peri-menopausal period (the years before we stop menstruating our skin loses firmness and becomes thinner and crepe-like. Our reproductive organs also take a battering with thinning vaginal walls, vaginal laxity, stress incontinence and for menopausal women, often vaginal dryness and pain during sex.
The menopause can also cause anxiety, sleep loss, mood swings and those dreaded hot flushes and even outbreaks of pimples.
Childbirth can take its toll on the body too with stress incontinence, vaginal laxity and hormonal acne.
They can offer a range of treatments that can help with skin rejuvenation, dealing with the symptoms of menopause and ensuring relief from menopause symptoms as well as treatments for vaginal laxity and stress in continence.
Some of the doctors are gynaecologists including Onsy Morris, Isaac Manyonda and vikram Talaukaur. Others are GP with a special interest in menopause including Louise Newson, the ‘Menopause Doctor’, Dr Jane Leonard in Manchester and London and Dr Unnati Desai, Dr Bhavjit Kaur in London. Dr Shirin Lakhani is in Kent. Shirley Nicol is a nurse prescriber in Glasgow with an interest in menopause.
The treatments these practitioners offer range from fillers for the vulva, PRP injections (the O-shot), ThermiVa for external genitalia and vaginal laxity (although please note this treatment is not FDA approved) to advice on HRT and in some cases bio-identical hormones.