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The BEST way to look after your skin (and hair) during peri-menopause and menopause with Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan

Other things happen in Peri-menopause beyond the mood swings and sleepless nights, the changing hormones means other changes from dry skin to sagging jowls to vaginal atrophy.

Dr Google will tell you that you can go the “natural” way to help resolve this issues or you can go the “big pharma” way and take drugs and/or go under the knife.

Apparently, that’s not true. You can do that if you want to but medical dermatology has come a long way and you can, in actual fact, go and get your age spots removed in one session. You can also get saggy jowls sorted out, not with surgery, nor with a pretty expensive 6-9 month long cryogenic treatment program at the local beauty salon, but in one session non-invasive session with a medical dermatologist.

For many years now, I’ve thought of dermatologists as doctors who give you creams for skin conditions. Apparently, that’s not true. Join me and Dr Shammi Theesan of ODE Dermatology to find out what we can actually do to help our skin (and hair and nails!) as it ages without resorting to surgery, creams or prolonged treatments at the salon.

“Start with a good regimented skincare, a vitamin B3 serum and a vitamin C in the morning. Use a retinol serum and add in a lactic acid serum. They’re all kinds of ingredients that we can put into a skincare to help that luminosity and dryness” “

About Today’s Guest: Dr Shammi Theesan

Bachelor of Medicine and
Surgery, Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists

One of Australia’s leading
medical and aesthetic dermatologists and founder of ODE
Dermatology in Fitzroy, Melbourne

Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan (Shammi Theesan) graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Melbourne. As part of her undergraduate degree, she undertook a year of genetic research at Harvard University.
Dr Shyamalar is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Her specialist dermatology training has taken place at prominent medical excellence centres, including The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Skin and Cancer Foundation, Box Hill Hospital, Western Hospital in Melbourne, and St George’s Hospital in London. She is also a consultant dermatologist at the Skin Health Institute in the Biologic Psoriasis and Nail Clinics.

Her interest lies in not just fixing the skin, hair, and nails but enhancing it. Transcending a purely pharmaceutical approach, she utilises the spectra of options, including laser treatment, injectables, radiofrequency, ultrasound, light therapy, integrative skincare, and internal wellness protocols.

Apart from the breadth of general dermatology, including autoimmune conditions and paediatrics, Dr Theesan also sub-specialises in hair conditions, including treating alopecia areata, female hair loss and male pattern baldness.

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