Women’s Skin Health

Women experience dynamic body changes through each stage of life, and with those changes, skin issues unique to women can often occur that require specialized care. These conditions include hormonal skin problems, lingering effects of pregnancy and other issues.

Common Skin Issues Women Specifically Deal With

There are a variety of skin issues that women experience at different age levels, including:

Hormonal Acne

Women often experience acne breakouts in adulthood due to hormonal changes. Since these flareups are linked to hormones, breakouts can happen during puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause.

Pregnancy Skin Changes

When pregnant, expecting mothers can notice a variety of skin changes and issues, such as acne, melasma (darker areas of pigmentation on the face), mole changes, spider veins, itchiness, skin tags, rashes and abdomen plaques.

Stretch Marks and Aging Skin

Weight gain during pregnancy can result in stretch marks. These purple or reddish lines can fade over time but can persist in some cases. And with age, women’s skin can become thinner and lose smoothness. And years of sunlight exposure can lead to wrinkles, dry skin, age spots and unfortunately, skin cancer.

Hair Loss

Hair loss in women is more common than you think, with around 75% of women experiencing some form of hair thinning or loss. Hair loss can be caused by low iron levels, stress or abnormal thyroid issues. Hair loss can also be a side effect of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). PCOS is associated with high levels of testosterone, which affects hair growth often around the temples and frontal regions of the scalp. This differs from male-pattern baldness which is characterized by a receding hairline. In addition, since PCOS creates extra androgen production, excess hair growth can actually result in places like the face, chest and torso.

Vulvar and Genital Lesions

Vulvar and genital lesions can be common problems and a source of stress. Since the skin in this area is very thin, skin issues like dermatitis, lichen planus and other conditions can present and cause significant itching and discomfort. Genital warts associated with HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) can be irritating and also require ongoing monitoring, as they have been linked to cervical and vulvar cancers.

Related Treatments

Dermatologist Botox® Injections

While produced by the microbe that causes botulism, Botox is safe for cosmetic use, especially in the upper parts of the face. Learn More

Wrinkle Relaxers

Wrinkle Relaxers, such as Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®, are prescription medications that are injected into muscles of expression. Learn More

Tretinoin Cream Treatment for Acne & Sun Damage

A derivative of vitamin A, Tretinoin is a topical retinoid solution that works by irritating the cells of the skin to stimulate growth and increase the turnover and shedding of old, dead cells in the skin. Learn More

Sunetics Hair Growth Laser

The Sunetics laser is a safe and effective hair growth treatment option. Learn More

Skin Tightening Treatments

Skin tightening procedures use targeted energy to heat the layers of the skin below the epidermis. Learn More

Laser Therapy Treatments

Laser therapy is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below. Learn More

Laser Resurfacing Treatment

Laser resurfacing is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below. Learn More

Dysport® Treatment

Dysport is a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and wrinkles without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Learn More

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 (carbon dioxide) lasers vaporize thin layers of skin with a high-energy beam of light. As the skin heals, collagen is produced which creates improved skin elasticity. Learn More


Antibiotics are medicines used to stop infections created by the presence of bacteria. Learn More

Oral and Topical Medications Treatments

Dermatologists are experts in bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the skin and have a deep knowledge of how to best use antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal medications. Learn More

Online Scheduling

Schedule your appointment, today!

Make an Appointment
Make an Appointment