Hormone Replacement for Skin Care

Revitalize your skin and enhance its health with hormone replacement therapy, a proactive approach that involves ongoing treatment to address hormonal imbalances and improve the overall quality of your skin.

The Benefits Of Hormone Replacement for Skin Care

The Benefits Of Hormone Replacement for Skin Care

Skin is not just an outer covering; it is a reflection of your overall well-being. Hormones play a pivotal role in maintaining the health and appearance of your skin, influencing its elasticity, texture, and moisture balance. Through the natural aging process or other factors like hormonal fluctuations, your skin may experience unwanted changes such as dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, or loss of firmness. But fear not, for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) offers a solution that goes beyond mere cosmetic improvements.

At Shakthi Health and Wellness, we are committed to empowering you on your path to radiant skin. We invite you to join us on this journey of self-discovery and transformation. Together, let's unlock the power of hormone replacement therapy and embrace a holistic approach that nurtures your skin's health, beauty, and resilience.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation online or call our Shakthi Health and Wellness team at (301) 703-5067 and take the first step towards unleashing your skin's true potential.

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Meet Our Doctors 

Our team is composed of board certified medical doctors who are highly knowledgeable in the practice of Hormone Replacement for Skin CareOur integrative specialty care model provides patients with in depth consults with each appointment without the restrictions of time limits and jumping through insurance hoops. 

Jyothi Rao


Dr. Jyothi Rao has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland.

Sudhir Rao


Dr. Sudhir Rao obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine, and is the founder of Pain and Spine Specialists. Despite Dr. Rao's years of training focusing on traditional medicine, he developed a strong interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine to treat chronic illness with alternative methods after a personal experience with limitations in traditional medicine.

The Basics of Hormone Replacement Therapy 

The Basics of Hormone Replacement Therapy 

Hormone replacement therapy is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to restore hormonal balance and treat various skin concerns. HRT involves supplementing the body with hormones that are bioidentical or structurally identical to the ones produced by your body. These hormones can be delivered through different methods, such as pills, patches, creams, gels, or injections.

The most commonly replaced hormones in HRT for skin care include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These hormones regulate many physiological processes that directly or indirectly affect your skin's health and appearance. For example, estrogen promotes collagen production, a key component of youthful and firm skin. Progesterone helps maintain the skin's moisture levels by stimulating the production of natural oils. Testosterone is responsible for regulating sebum production, which can affect acne breakouts.

By replenishing these hormones to their optimal levels, HRT can help address various skin concerns and improve overall well-being.

The Connection Between Hormones and Skin Health

Hormones are the chemical messengers that regulate various bodily functions, including skin health. They play a vital role in maintaining the natural balance of our skin, influencing its elasticity, moisture levels, and overall vitality. When hormones are in harmony, our skin radiates with a healthy glow. However, hormonal imbalances can lead to noticeable changes in the skin's appearance and quality.

Imbalanced hormones can manifest in skin conditions such as:

  • Dryness
  • Acne
  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Pigmentation Irregularities
  • Loss of Firmness

These skin issues can be frustrating, but understanding their connection to hormones is the first step towards finding effective solutions.

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The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy involves restoring hormonal balance within your body through carefully prescribed treatments. By replacing deficient hormones, HRT can provide numerous benefits for your skin care journey.

Some of these advantages include:

  • Improved Skin Elasticity: With HRT, you can experience a noticeable improvement in the elasticity of your skin. Hormones such as estrogen play a vital role in maintaining collagen production, contributing to the firmness and plumpness of your skin. By replenishing these hormones, HRT helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful complexion.
  • Enhanced Hydration: Hormonal imbalances can often lead to dry and dehydrated skin. HRT can help combat this by restoring moisture levels and improving your skin's ability to retain hydration. As a result, you can enjoy a revitalized and radiant complexion.
  • Reduced Acne: Hormonal fluctuations, particularly during certain phases of life, can trigger acne breakouts. Hormone replacement therapy can help regulate these hormonal changes, reducing acne severity and frequency. Achieve clearer, smoother skin with confidence.
  • Diminished Hyperpigmentation: Uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation can be a concern for many individuals. HRT can aid in reducing the appearance of dark spots and patches by promoting a balanced distribution of melanin. This leads to a more even complexion and a renewed sense of confidence.
  • Slowed Skin Aging: Age-related hormonal decline can contribute to accelerated skin aging. HRT can help slow down this process by replenishing hormones that naturally decline with age. By stimulating collagen production and enhancing your skin's regenerative capabilities, HRT helps you maintain a more youthful appearance.

At Shakthi Health and Wellness, we advocate for a comprehensive approach to health and resilience. Our hormone replacement therapy not only targets the underlying causes of various health issues but also provides remarkable benefits for your skin care routine.

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Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy

HRT can come in various forms, including oral medications, topical creams, and injections. Each method has its unique advantages and considerations. Our Shakthi Health and Wellness team will work with you to determine the most suitable HRT approach for your needs.

  • Oral Medications: Oral hormone replacement therapy involves taking hormones in pill form. This method is convenient and allows for an accurate dosage, but it may not be suitable for those with digestive issues.
  • Topical Creams: Topical hormone creams are applied directly to the skin, allowing for targeted delivery and absorption. However, they require a consistent application schedule, and there is a risk of transference to others.
  • Injections: Hormonal injections involve receiving shots at regular intervals to maintain balanced hormone levels. This method is suitable for those who prefer a less frequent treatment schedule and do not have any issues with injections.

Consult with our experts at Shakthi Health and Wellness to determine which type of HRT may be most beneficial for you.

The Consultation and Evaluation Process

Our consultation and evaluation process ensures you receive the most effective and tailored approach to your hormonal health.

The consultation and evaluation process includes:

  • Consultation:
  • Your journey begins with an initial consultation, where you will meet with our expert medical professionals. During this session, we will take the time to understand your unique health history, concerns, and goals. We encourage you to share any symptoms you may be experiencing and any questions or doubts you may have about HRT. This consultation will lay the foundation for a personalized treatment plan.
  • Comprehensive Evaluation:
  • To provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation. This may involve various assessments such as blood tests, hormone level analysis, and physical examinations. Our holistic approach ensures that we consider all aspects of your health to develop a well-rounded treatment plan.
  • Personalized Treatment Plan:
  • Based on the findings from your evaluation, our medical professionals will create a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. This plan may include hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle modifications, and additional complementary treatments. We aim to address the root causes of your hormonal imbalances, promoting long-term health and wellness.
  • Ongoing Monitoring and Adjustments:
  • At Shakthi Health and Wellness, we understand that your hormonal health may evolve over time. That's why we prioritize ongoing monitoring and adjustments to ensure the effectiveness of your treatment plan. Regular follow-up appointments allow us to assess your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and provide continuous support on your journey to optimal well-being.
  • Expert Guidance and Support:
  • Throughout your hormone replacement therapy journey, our team of medical professionals will be there to guide and support you. We are dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge and tools you need to make informed decisions about your health. You can trust us to be your partners in achieving your wellness goals.

Transform Your Skin with Hormone Replacement at Shakthi Health and Wellness

Take the first step towards a healthier, more balanced life by scheduling a consultation with Shakthi Health and Wellness. Our authoritative and informative approach, combined with our comprehensive treatments, will help you address the root causes of your hormonal imbalances and promote healthier skin. Get started on refreshing your skin today by calling Shakthi Health and Wellness at (301) 703-5067 or completing our online contact form. Let us help you unlock your skin's true potential with hormone replacement therapy. 

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Susan Doyle

I started by seeing Dr. Sudhir Rao for my Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome. I had an accident in July 2010 that caused nerve damage in my ankle. After treatments and surgery, it spread up the entire left side of my body. The only way to describe how you feel is by saying you’re a human pinball machine ? you just never know where the pain is going to be that minute. I had asked about acupuncture because someone had told me that it worked for them. I was at the point of trying anything to lessen the pain because it was getting worse every day.

Anonymous Patient

I am actually a relatively healthy 50-year-old woman. I try to eat well and exercise, but I (like many) felt the creep of age in the form a subtle pounds and decreasing energy. Dr. Rao helped point me in the direction of the correct detox program for me (Core Restore!) as well as the supplements I needed to boost my metabolism and increase my energy! I still need to eat what works for me and avoid the things that don't, and I still have to exercise every day, but my clothes fit better and I have more energy!!

- Shakthi Patients

Anna Smoot

I came to see Dr. Rao with symptoms of chronic fatigue, abdominal pains, depression, and weight gain. I had seen a couple other doctors and they had found that I had very high inflammation levels and over 15 food allergies/sensitivities. They wanted me to just take prescription drugs, but I wanted more than a quick fix. I wanted my health and my life back! When I scheduled the appointment, I was surprised how by helpful Kelly was on the phone. I didn’t know the details of my insurance coverage and Kelly offered to call my insurance for me. I’ve never had anyone at a doctor’s office do that before.

Debbie Helman

After visiting the Shakthi website and reading other patient testimonials, I was curious about the wide variety of treatments that were available. I have a very slow metabolism, was fatigued, had insomnia, back pain, and just didn’t feel as well as I wanted to in general. I had more allergic reactions and respiratory issues in the preceding months before coming to see Dr. Jyothi Rao. I had completed three courses of prednisone while under the treatment of my traditional doctor and was fed up with that cycle and was looking for another path.

- Debbie Helman

Linda J.

I was given the gift of Dr. Rao's integrative specialty care for Christmas in 2016. I didn?t take advantage of it until March of 2017. My mindset at the time was negative. I had heard about changing eating habits and I felt that I liked the foods I was eating and I was nearly 70, so why change now? After meeting with Dr. Rao and hearing her suggestions, I said I would take it one small step at a time and see what happens.

I was in the worst shape of my life

I was in the worst shape of my life with depression and anxiety. I had given up. Shakthi provided me with a manageable plan that included supplements, diet, and an exercise program that has transformed my body and given me a new outlook on life. Perhaps the most surprising outcome was learning how to be healthy and have a good relationship with my body. I am now more productive, energetic, and focused. The fog that had been clouding my thoughts has lifted.

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Conditions We Treat

• Chronic Fatigue

Our doctors may recommend various approaches to manage and mitigate your symptoms. Sometimes a combination of approaches will allow the individual to regain their functionality. Some of these approaches include: 

  • Nutritional Diet 
  • Supplements/Vitamins 
  • Meditation 
  • Massage 
  • Yoga
  • Counseling 
  • Light exercise 
  • Medications

• Chronic Pain

Getting to the root cause of your pain is what we do best. We evaluate, address and treat the physical causes, not just the symptoms of chronic pain and inflammation. Putting a focus on food sensitivities, diet and other potential triggers for pain, we are able to help patients get well and get to the next level in their wellness journey.

• Diabetes

Depending on the type of diabetes you may be suffering from will dictate the best course of treatment for you. Some may require medication, while others may be treated with lifestyle changes. There is no cure for diabetes, but different treatment methods can allow individuals to live healthy, and functioning lives.

• Hair Loss

Individuals suffering from hair loss may choose to be treated in a variety of ways. When hair loss is diagnosed early, in many cases you will be able to prevent further damage and encourage regrowth.  

With a diagnosis from a medical professional, individuals suffering from hair loss can incorporate the following treatments: 

  • Vitamins
  • Acupuncture
  • Medical Treatment 
  • Steroid Injections

• Hormone Imbalance

Depending on the specific imbalance you are suffering from, treatment may vary.

The most common medical approaches for treating hormonal imbalances are: 

  • Weight loss 
  • Thyroid medication 
  • Hormonal birth control (women) 
  • Hormone replacement therapy

• Inflammation

There are several approaches one can take to treat inflammation:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Diet
  • Medications
  • Home remedies

• Leaky Gut

There are several ways to begin treating your Leaky Gut. Some of these treatment approaches are: 

  • Diet Change
  • Medication Usage
  • Removing all the components that damage your intestinal wall 

• Arthritis

Common treatments include combinations of pharmacological approaches and home remedies. These include: 

  • Medications (NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs) 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Surgery 
  • Healthy weight management 
  • Light exercise 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Massage therapy 
  • Cognitive therapy (to help you emotionally cope with your symptoms) 

• Yeast Overgrowth

Typically, some type of anti fungal medication will be incorporated when treating Yeast Overgrowth. WE may prescribe a cream, capsule, powder, or even injection depending on the location of infection. Some home remedies you can incorporate to support treating Yeast Overgrowth are: 

  • Garlic: the use/consumption of garlic is helpful because it has anti fungal properties 
  • Coconut Oil: high in lauric acid which can fight candida 
  • Aloe vera: Can inhibit the growth of candida 
  • Probiotics: reduce yeast growth and protect against infections 

• Headaches / Migraines

Acupuncture, Biomat, Infrared Sauna, and IV Therapies are great ways to reduce symptoms of headaches and migraines.

• Acid Reflux

Often times acid reflux is caused by your diet. At Shakthi, we work closely with you to help restore good nutrition and diet in your life. We won't just give you a list of things to do and send you on your way. Through careful testing and study, we'll identify the best nutrition plan for your individualized needs and desired outcome.

• Hypertension

If you are experiencing stress, fatigue, weight gain, loss of sleep, lack of energy and focus, you may being putting unnecessary stress on your heart.

We offer personalized, comprehensive consultations focusing on preventative cardiology care and nutrient deficiencies to develop a plan to correct a body out of balance.

Treatments We Offer

• IV Therapy

IV Therapy allows patients an alternative way to treat symptoms of various health conditions like chronic pain, adrenal fatigue, asthma, immune disorders, and fibromyalgia. The IV Therapy treatment can also be used as an alternative approach to boosting your immunity and your cellular health.

• Diagnostic Testing

We offer patients scientifically backed health assessments to better understand the root causes of their health conditions. We evaluate any disruptions to your health and body to develop effective wellness plans to optimize your vitality. The diagnostic testing we offer fosters improved wellness and vitality for our patients. 

• Vitamin B12 Injections

These injections can be used as a supplemental way to encourage total body wellness. Vitamin B12 can be used as an integrative therapeutic tool to help a wide variety of conditions.

The injection encourages the body to make red blood cells, improving oxygen circulation throughout the body. Vitamin B12 encourages your body to use carbohydrates and fat for the creation of energy and additional protein the body needs.

• Acupuncture

The treatment consists of fine needles being inserted into the skin, at varying depths. The placement of the needles, or acupoints, stimulate specific regions to produce specific physical responses. The thought is that physical stimulation will promote self-healing and bodily wellness.  

Once placed into the skin, the patient may feel a dull ache at the base of the needle. But acupuncture should never be painful. The dull ache will gently subside, leaving the individual in a relaxed state. In some practices, the steel needle may even be heated or stimulated as part of the treatment approach. 

• Infrared Sauna

An infrared sauna uses far-infrared light to create heat. Far-infrared light is the wavelength that most closely resembles the infrared heat given off by the human body. Because of the similarity, far-infrared light can enhance and strengthen our energy.

• Biomat

Amethyst biomats utilize their mineral component and heat to enhance the body’s vitality through far infrared rays and negative ions. Amethyst biomats can be used as treatments for chronic pain, injury, and overall wellness.

• Lymphatic Therapies

Lymphatic enhancement therapy (LET) utilizes electronic instruments to improve circulation and restore lymphatic flow and function. The therapeutic tools use the vibration of light and sound to promote healthy lymphatic tissue and immunity.

• Elimination Diets

Some foods can negatively affect the body. The elimination diet helps to identify these foods on an individual basis.

• Detox Programs

We teach our patients what good nutrition is and how it can affect their lives for the better. We have a nutritionist on staff to help teach our patients how to prepare food with maximum health benefits. We offer a variety of health, wellness and nutrition classes on-site

• Fast Mimicking Diets

We teach our patients what good nutrition is and how it can affect their lives for the better. A Fast Mimicking Diet helps to achieve weight and nutrition goals.

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New Book Dr. Jyothi Rao and Dr. Monica Aggarwal! Your guide to eating plant foods that fight disease. This companion volume to Body on Fire reiterates essential concepts about the nature of inflammation and its relationship to chronic illness.

Our Podcast

At Shakthi Health our integrative medicine approach focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all forms of therapies to help you reach optimal health and healing. In this podcast, we will be covering topics in health, wellness, and fitness. Our goal is to help you feel good and live a healthier lifestyle.

Upcoming Events

Get information on upcoming events and see our past events!  Dr. Jyothi Rao is a regular guest on podcasts, meet-ups, Facebook lives, and webinars with other healthcare professionals. These discussions cover a variety of interesting topics like diet, disease prevention, mental health, integrative medicine, and more!

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Mt Airy

2702 Back Acre Circle, Mt. Airy, MD 21771


6816 Deerpath Rd Elkridge, MD 21075

6816 Deerpath Rd Elkridge, MD 21075

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