Got peach fuzz after menopause – this is a question that seems to be asked more and more by women ending menopause. While not a sign of menopause, perimenopause, or early menopause, recent studies seem to indicate peach fuzz after menopause is often associated with early or very early onset of menopause.
While not a major issue in contemporary women’s health, there’s a seeming, growing phenomenon of peach fuzz after menopause.
Women’s health websites and information sources typically do not write about this emerging trend but peach fuzz after menopause is clearly a growing trend. Some reports do, however, seem to indicate actually starting in perimenopause, so called “peach fuzz” starts emerging either on the neck or above the upper lip. Additional studies are underway to find a scientific explanation or links between early onset of menopause and peach fuzz.
After doing a search on professional skin care products, it does not appear there are any natural skin care products other than the use of peroxide for bleaching.
The change in the action of hormones during menopause can cause additional hair growth. The most important hormone in hair growth is testosterone which, while thought to be only a male hormone, is actually found in females as well. Levels in males are actually about 10 times higher than the levels in women. There is a test called the Free Testosterone Test, which can determine if the cause for extra testosterone after menopause is from the ovaries, the adrenal glands, or both.
Sources of women’s health information, while not directly addressing peach fuzz after menopause, indicate there are drugs that can effectively block the affect of testosterone on hair follicles. Probably the most effective solution for peach fuzz after menopause is prescription drugs, which work by slowing the metabolism of the hair growth. While it does not eliminate the hair, it significantly slows its growth.
There are professional skin care products that claim to eliminate peach fuzz after menopause, but you should remain skeptical and discuss the option of prescription drugs. As the trend grows due to the aging boomer population, professional skin care products will likely emerge and work satisfactorily.
Summary: The cause for peach fuzz after menopause is hormone imbalance and typically a rising rate of testosterone. Prescription drugs are emerging which can slow down the growth and provide relief without having to shave facial areas to get rid of unwanted hair.