Hormonal Dermatology

Hormonal Dermatology

Skin Conditions & Hormones

After treating thousands of patients with a variety of skin types, Dr. Zenovia uncovered one commonality with her female patients; their skin issues all occurred during important hormonal life moments. She quickly realized that many of her female patients would turn to her at the onset of menstruation, during and post pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause. These monumental moments are all marked by drastic hormone fluctuations resulting in a wide range of skin issues including hormonal acne, rosacea, melasma, psoriasis and premature aging. “WHILE HORMONAL AGING IS A NATURAL PROCESS THAT WE ALL GO THROUGH, THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO HELP PREVENT AND MINIMIZE FINE LINES, WRINKLES AND OTHER SIGNS OF​ HORMONAL AGING. AND IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START.” – Dr. Zenovia When Dr. Zenovia identified the relationship between skin and hormonal trends in her female patients, there was very little scientific research that existed on this topic. Dr. Zenovia was inspired by her female patients and has spent several years researching hormonal fluctuations and their link to skin health. Through her devotion to dermatology and hormones, Dr. Zenovia has developed a unique approach and an unparalleled expertise in hormonal dermatology. Dr. Zenovia remains an active researcher in the field of hormonal dermatology and frequently conducts clinical trials in her office.

Hormonal Skin

Our face is a reliable indicator of hormone imbalance since it contains a high number of estrogen receptors, an important hormone involved in female reproductive processes and aging.

Common skin issues that occur due to hormonal (estrogen) imbalances are:

  1. Acne, enlarged pores, inflamed hair follicles, skin plugs
  2. Melasma, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone
  3. Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, cellulite
  4. Dryness, dullness, hypersensitivity


Hormones affect our skin.  Hormones affect acne.  Hormones affect aging.

The topic of hormones and dermatology was not a thoroughly studied concept. Dr. Zenovia was inspired to study this relationship and closely examine the link between hormone fluctuations and their link to skin health, developing a unique expertise in hormonal dermatology.