Are Neuropeptide face creams safe for men to use? Can they possibly cause a hormonal imbalance and make gynecomastia return ?

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Neuropeptide-Based Skincare Products and Gynecomastia

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Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia. #Neuropeptide-based skincare products are usually made up of amino acids and are used for their firming effect on the skin. Tyoically, they are derived from plant-based sources. Also, only a minimum amount is #absorbed in the bloodstream. Therefore, its unlikely to be a contributing factor of Gynecomastia. 

Return of gynecomastia

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Familial gynecomastia where most of the male breast tissue is removed generally has long lasting results without recurrence as long as your weight remains the same. However, other causes of gynecomastia if still present can cause the residual breast tissue to grow again. For example THC (frequent use of marijuana), certain medications, hormonal imbalance, and other causes can make that happen

Neuropeptide face creams and gynecomastia

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Dear foreveryoung908,

Thank you for your clinical post. You are certainly very thorough in your research regarding the application of cosmetic topical Skinceuticals and the risks of hormonal imbalance and gynecomastia. Given the detailed orientation of your research you might consider using skin care creams and topicals with simple retinoids and/or other bioactive chemicals such as those found in Skinceuticals, which will not cause any hormonal imbalance and not to the risk of recurring gynecomastia.

I would seek out a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon with an active interest in skin care lines that are not prone to hormonal balance. You can also focus on your skin rejuvenation through the use of laser and energy devices with no topical skin care creams. Non-ablative radio frequency skin tightening, mild fractional resurfacing, non-ablative lasers and radio frequency devices and intense pulsed light can provide very attractive skin, youthful fresh and smooth with zero risk of hormonal irregularities and will have no effect on gynecomastia.

I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.

To find out more, please visit the link below and also focus on the anti-aging skin care sections including the fractional skin lasers and tightening devices.

R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Yorkville, Toronto

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