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Unwanted Facial Hair

Many women wonder about the relationship between menopause and unwanted facial hair. In fact, at MenopauseRx, approximately 40% of women who have registered with us tell us that unwanted facial hair is one of their frustrations with menopause. Here is a brief answer to that question:

The key hormone that controls the type of hair on your face is called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). During the reproductive years, the higher relative levels of estrogen to testosterone in a woman usually have the effect of keeping the production of DHT low. So when the hormone estrogen predominates in a woman (prior to menopause), a woman’s face typically has vellus hair –fine, short and almost invisible like ‘peach fuzz’. Men, in contrast, for whom estrogen does not predominate, have terminal hair, the longer, coarser, darker beard-type hair.

However, as menopause approaches and estrogen levels drop, there is an increase of DHT in the hair follicle. As a result of these higher DHT levels a woman’s facial hair may convert from vellus to terminal hair. And many women begin to see frustrating ‘beard-like’ hairs in places they’ve never seen them before—chin, jaw line, cheeks, and even the forehead.

The story of unwanted facial hair is often all about estrogen, or to be more precise, the relationship between levels of estrogen and testosterone. You see, when the hormones in your hair follicles become off-balance because of menopause, embarrassing facial hair shows up. It becomes darker, coarser, and frustratingly similar to male hair.

Over the years, good choices for solving this problem have been fairly limited. At MenopauseRx we are happy to announce that Trienelle Skincare has introduced Reductase-5, a new, gentle lotion that has been shown to reduce the problem of unwanted facial hair by 41% or more. It also reduces the time spent keeping the hair under control (tweezing, etc.) by 70%. A recent 90-day study CONFIRMED that the simple application of this lotion, twice daily, resulted in dramatic improvements in the amount, coarseness and darkness of facial hair.

Using natural botanicals and nutrients, Reductase-5 works to help restore the expected feminine appearance of normal female hair. It's safe and natural, plus there’s nothing complicated about using it. All you do is apply the gentle lotion to your affected facial areas in the morning and evening, and then add any skincare or makeup you’d like. Even though many see results within a week, it’s more common for the results to gradually improve over several weeks with consistent use.

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If you’re also noticing troublesome skin changes, click here to learn more.

Reductase-5 also contains ingredients that also help protect against aging, including;

  • Retinol - Lessens the appearance of fine wrinkles and firms the skin: antioxidant; skin cell regulator

  • Wax Myrtle Extract - Provides antioxidant protection

  • Chaparral Extract - Helps protect skin from ultraviolet radiation

  • Organic Zinc - Essential to healthy skin; antioxidant

  • Olive Leaf Extract - Inhibits microbe growth; protects against free radicals

  • Vitamin B6 - Enhances hair control; compliments benefits of zinc and azelaic acids

  • Salicylic Acid - Removes dead skin cells, opens pores, improves skin tone

  • 16 Additional Botanicals and Nutrients

  • Paraben-free and Phthalate-free