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Estrogen For Your Face


In this episode, Dr. Ellen Gendler, a New York City dermatologist, discusses the role of estrogen in skincare and hair care. She shares her journey on social media and addresses the stigma of vanity in skincare.

Dr. Gendler emphasizes the importance of using topical estrogen in selected areas of the face and hands, highlighting the need for longer-term studies on its efficacy.

She also recommends incorporating vitamin C and DNA repair enzymes into skincare routines. Additionally, she discusses the differences between prescription tretinoin and over-the-counter retinols, emphasizing the importance of sunscreen in protecting the skin from sun damage.

In this conversation, Dr. Ellen Gendler discusses various topics related to skincare and haircare. She talks about the effectiveness of moisturizers and the impact of alcohol on the skin. She also addresses midlife hair loss and the different treatment options available. Dr. Gendler shares her insights on eyebrow growth and microblading, as well as the use of Botox and fillers.

She provides her perspective on exosomes and peptides in skincare and haircare products. Finally, she emphasizes the importance of using retinoids and sunscreen for healthy skin and discusses the role of dental health in facial aging.


  • Moisturizers are not always effective, and alcohol can dehydrate the skin and cause flares of rosacea.
  • Midlife hair loss is a common issue, and there are various treatment options available, including spironolactone and minoxidil.
  • Microblading can be risky and may lead to scarring, while eyebrow pencils are a safer and cheaper alternative.
  • Botox can be a miracle treatment when done correctly, but it should be administered by a trained professional.
  • Fillers can enhance facial features, but it’s important to choose a skilled injector and avoid permanent fillers.
  • Exosomes and peptides in skincare and haircare products are not yet proven to slow down the aging process.
  • Retinoids and sunscreen are essential for healthy skin, and dental health plays a role in facial aging.
  • It’s important to be discerning when it comes to skincare and haircare products and choose what works best for you.

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About Dr. Ellen Gendler

Renowned for her straightforward, gimmick-free approach to skincare, Dr. Ellen Gendler is highly regarded as a leading authority in cosmetic dermatology. A Board-Certified dermatologist, she boasts impressive credentials and is praised for her personable manner among patients.


Kelly Casperson, MD


Kelly Casperson, MD

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