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Fight Back Against Skin Changes During Menopause
Top Doctors: The Surgeons, The Best in 16 Specialties
By Tara Behan Published February 18, 2009 at 04:06 PM
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For anyone who’s been faced with the prospect of surgery—be it a minor outpatient procedure or something more critical and complex—the buildup to the big day can be unnerving at best, terrifying at worst. It helps to know you’re in good hands—the best, preferably. So, in our quest for the best, we went right to the source, polling hundreds of physicians in the area’s health systems to find out the surgeons they trust in 16 specialties. Those who received the most votes are profiled here.
Dr. Lynn M. Klein
50 Monument Rd. Suite 301, Bala Cynwyd, PA (610) 668-2808, lynnklein.com
Years in practice: 15.
Education: Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Residency: New York University Medical Center.
Areas of interest: Skin cancer; pediatric, medical, surgical, laser and cosmetic dermatology.
What she enjoys most about her specialty: Finding and treating life-threatening forms of skin cancer; improving a person’s appearance and restoring their self-confidence.
Why she chose her specialty: I have a graduate degree in medical illustration. My artistic skills make dermatology—one of the most visual medical fields—a natural choice for me.
Most exciting advancements: Cosmetic dermatology is advancing quickly, with many new laser and surgical techniques that promise improved appearance, fewer side effects and a shorter recovery time.
What makes a top surgeon: Excellent training, extensive experience, artistic skill, the ability to listen to the patient, and being compassionate and service oriented.
Menopause and You How Menopause Affects Your Skin
Many women notice a change in their skin when they reach menopause. When menopause is mentioned, we tend to think of hot flashes as the most common symptom, but they certainly aren’t the only ones.
Along with changes to blood vessels, bones and metabolism, a lot of women going through menopause also notice changes to the skin.
Dr. Lynn Klein, a specialist in dermatology, tells us that although many people don’t realise it, the decrease in collagen in the skin from the age of 45 or 50 is due to the estrogen deficiency associated with menopause. There are simple steps that can be done to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance and reduce aging effects to the skin.