Hormones are chemical messengers in a very low concentration which affect organs and tissues. A proper hormone balance is the key to good health: any excess or deficiency in hormone concentration should be treated, or serious medical conditions may appear. The measurement of saliva offers many advantages. Only the free, biologically active proportion of the hormone is detected, which makes the reading highly significant and strongly representative of the patient’s health.
HORMONE CHANGE SAND SKIN VITALITY
Skin aging such as wrinkle, elasticity, skin discoloration, collagen content, moisture content, acne, wound lipid levels is due to the hormone changes. A major cause of skin thinning, dryness and wrinkle is due to the deficiency of hormone such as estrogen, and progesterone in women., and testosterone in men. Excess of androgens in men can result in acne, oiliness, hair loss or hirsutism. The excess of estrogen in women can cause a pigmentation changes or dark discoloration known a s melisma. Stress hormones (Cortisol) also has a big impact on skin health resulting in acne breakouts and rashes, and it can exacerbate immune disorders such as psoriasis15, since lowered cortisol reduces immune function.
THE SKIN VITALITY PROFILE
Skin Vitality Profile can help the physician to diagnose whether patient has hormones imbalance . Too high and too little hormone levels can lead to skin problem and the treatment choice becomes available in a most effective manner. Determining optimal hormone levels for each individual patient may lead to an indication of hormone replacement therapy. Most often estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are involved in such treatments, in which a set of drugs is administered to artificially boost hormone levels.
HORMONE-CONTAINING COSMETIC CREAMS & HRT:
There are several cosmetic creams containing hormones most commonly estriol are both prescribed and sold over the counter as anti-aging products. Clinicians should be aware that cosmetics cream containing hormones applied to the skin have systemic effects just like other hormone replacement products and should be monitored by saliva hormone testing for dosage. Conventional blood tests do not reflect topical hormone usage, because hormonal cream applied to the skin are delivered to tissues result s in increased tissue hormone levels (thus measurable in saliva), but no parallel increase in serum levels. Therefore, serum testing is not reliable and accurate and cannot be used to monitor topical hormone therapy.
Excessive amount of estrogen such as estriol can be dangerous when prescribed without monitor the estrogen levels.
Without monitoring the hormonal cream dosage may cause prepubertal gynecomastia and other pubertal changes in young children as a result of inadvertent exposure to estrogen-containing products, including custom-prescribed estrogen creams used by their mothers. The study also has shown that over-use of cosmetic products containing estrogens may result in estrogendependent
Saliva testing can be used to monitored the level of cosmetic products containing estrogen whether the dosage is optimal, and it can ensure that hormone levels are kept within a physiological range after prescription of hormone-containing creams for cosmetic purposes.
MEASUREMENTS OF SALIVARY HORMONES CAN BE USED IN TWO GENERAL WAYS :
- To estimate the body’s own hormone level as a baseline test
- To determine and monitor levels of hormones during HRT treatment
Reversing Aging with Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Aging especially in the skin seems to accelerate after menopause in women. Wrinkles spreading rapidly, skin quickly loses elasticity and smoothness are commonly found in postmenopausal women who are not receiving HRT The plastic and Reconstructive Surgery article showed that hormone replacement therapy dramatically reduced the appearance of facial aging in women.
SKIN VITALITY PROFILE :
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estriol (E3)
- Progesterone (Pg)
- Testosterone (T)
- Diurnal Cortisol (Cx4)
SALIVA SAMPLE COLLECTION IS:
Easy, Convenient, Accurate…
- Collection is non-invasive and painless no needle involve
- Saliva sample(s) can be conveniently collected from your home, office, gym or fitness centers or other location
- Multiple saliva can be collected in different time interval
- Major Functional hormones: Six to nine hormones are evaluated to initiate the HRT or knowing the baseline of hormones level