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Anti-Aging Specialist

The Riegel Center

Christopher J. Riegel, M.D.

Hormone Replacement Specialist & Age Management Specialist located in Plano, TX

You may often hear the old lament, “Aging is just a fact of life.” However, you have more control over the effects of aging than you might realize. Hormones play the largest role in aging — which means that replacing depleted hormones can help you turn back the clock on both your appearance and the way you feel. At The Riegel Center in Plano, Texas, one of America’s foremost hormone experts, Christopher Riegel, MD, offers the customized anti-aging hormone replacement you need to feel and look young again. Find out more by calling the office or clicking the booking button now.

Anti-Aging Q & A

How do hormones affect aging in women?

Hormones play a big role — in fact, the main role —  in the aging process for both sexes. As you age, you produce fewer hormones, and your cells have fewer hormone receptors. Ultimately, this can cause many unwelcome changes in your body. Some specific ways that hormones affect aging in women include:

Estrogen decrease

Low estrogen levels, common in menopause, cause collagen and hyaluronic acid depletion. Those substances help you maintain firm, youthful skin, so estrogen loss can cause dry and thinning skin, along with lines and wrinkles. 

Estrogen decrease can also make you feel tired and can slow your metabolism to lead to a common problem during middle age: weight gain.

Progesterone decrease

Progesterone is important for fighting depression and anxiety, and it’s also a natural sleep aid. Without enough progesterone, you can feel stressed, sad, and exhausted — all factors that can age your body quickly.

Estrogen and progesterone aren’t the only important hormones for women, either. Testosterone depletion can cause issues for both sexes.

How does testosterone affect aging? 

Testosterone has the same beneficial skin effects as estrogen. Men with low testosterone levels usually have wrinkles and thinning skin, as well as thinning hair and weight gain. 

While often considered a “man’s hormone,” testosterone levels matter for women too. It can help women maintain their weight and combat aging skin. 

How does thyroid hormone imbalance affect aging?

People with low thyroid hormone commonly have frustrating signs of aging like thinning hair, brittle nails, and unhealthy-looking skin. Low thyroid hormone can also cause mental issues like poor concentration.

Too-high thyroid hormone levels can cause physical issues like poor sleep management, tremors, and nervousness. 

How does anti-aging hormone treatment work?

At The Riegel Center, Dr. Riegel prescribes customized bioidentical hormone therapy to fight aging in a highly effective way. He developed all of his anti-aging hormone replacement formulas himself, and he prescribes your therapy for your specific hormone levels and individual needs. 

Dr. Riegel evaluates your bloodwork again at one month, three months, six months, and then every six months for maintenance. Should you need any adjustments, he can tailor your prescription for maximum effect.

In addition to prescribing his exclusive bioidentical hormone formulas, Dr. Riegel offers psychiatric consultations to help with decreased neurotransmitter function, a common problem with aging and with certain diseases. 

Dr. Riegel can also prescribe other types of therapy and procedures to help you turn back the clock, including aesthetic procedures, antioxidant therapy, anti-inflammatory therapy, and telomere lengthening. 

The Riegel Center offers comprehensive anti-aging solutions for men and women, so take the first step toward reclaiming your youth by calling the office or clicking on the scheduling button now.