Aging skin Recovery?

I recently noticed my face has started to age pretty bad 6 months out from quitting fin. Ive accepted im going to go blad but my face is starting to look terrible. Is it possible to recover from the sagging skin and low collagen. would using retin-a be a possible solution? my face structure seems to be ok, but my skin seems to now be sagging a little along with dark circles under my eyes. Im in the process of getting my hormones checked out btw. This really sucks, my skin quality people would use to go out of their way to compliment, now it looks way worse.

1 Like

Have you consulted a dermatologist or cosmetologist? I’ve tried some moisturizers, anti-wrinkle gels and taking extra collagen(powder like protein shakes). No significant effect. I guess, the most influential for me now is sleep quality. All this extra ageing seems more prominent with lack of sleep. Also, I lost some more weight which gave me a bit younger look. Otherwise, I’m also looking for good advice for recovery.

Collagen in skin is produced from Fibroblast cells.

Fibroblasts respond to testosterone and DHT a lot, because they have lots of androgen receptors.

Something about PFS likely disrupts testosterone or DHT from attaching to androgen receptors. Thus, Fibroblast cells produce less collagen.

This is so sad. I’m 24, people always gave me 16-17 yo. Now I barely look 27.

I don’t know what my DHT level is. The test results will come in a couple of days. But my skin is quite oily. and I often sweat, although before dutasteride I was drier

I aged like 10 years in last 3 years of pfs. Tons i mean tons of permanent sleeping wrinkles, my skin is not clean it looks so inflammated. I tried retinol cream which worsened me only after i quit though. Since retinol my skin is rly bumpy and inflammated