As much as some women desire to be the grannies they’ve always dreamt to become, the menopausal period could be very challenging and stressful. This transitioning period marks the beginning of a new life with a changed body as many physiological changes occur in the body system. The realization that the aging process would experience a spike then dawns on them. It becomes even more real with the increase in the dreaded 1’s and 11’s on the face.
Women’s faces age faster than men’s- Thanks to menopause!
According to a new study by the University of Vienna, there is a noticeable acceleration of the appearance of wrinkles and sagging around the age of 50 – the average age at which the menopause starts.
The onset of menopause causes a drastic reduction in the levels of estrogen and HGH. Estrogen helps in the synthesis of collagen, a protein that increases skin’s elasticity. HGH plays a major role in the rejuvenation of the skin thus the warding of wrinkles. It has been proven in many studies that one of the main HGH benefits has to do with the prevention of skin thinning that comes with aging.
About 30 per cent of skin collagen is lost in the first five menopausal years.
Estrogen and HGH also help to maintain the integrity of bones in the body. Researchers have discovered that their decline in the postmenopausal period leads to bone resorption causing less defined cheek bones and shrinking of the chin.
It is believed that starting hormone replacement therapy could help slow down the damage that menopause does to the female body. Taking Phytoestrogens and HGH supplements such as Genf20 Plus, Somatropinne or Sytropin could play a major role in preventing premature aging in women.
Outcome of the Research
According to the findings from this research published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, both men and women seem to age in a similar way. However, before the age of 50, they found that women age as fast as men. But between 50 and 60 (the post menopausal period), this process becomes much faster in women.
Researchers from the University of Vienna had analysed the faces of 88 men and women in the study. They had scanned 585 measurement points on the face and compared the differences in the faces between adults of different ages.
Sonja Windhager, who led the research, said: ‘Men and women age similarly up to the age of 50. It’s a linear progression. But at the age of 50, for women, it goes really fast. It doesn’t speed up at 50 for men.’
The researcher added: ‘After the age of 50, the best predictor of how old you look is your age from menopause. The onset of menopause varies in women quite a lot.
‘On average, it is around the age of 50, with a variation of around ten years, with on average some women starting at 40 and some as late as 60.
Sonja Windhager further explained that menopause determines facial shape. At the start of menopause, women experience rapid changes in their faces such as their eyes appearing smaller, the nose and ears lengthening and faces becoming flatter overall due to a loss of fat and thinning of the skin about until 60, after which it settles down again.