WHAT IS A SKIN VITALITY TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT?
The Skin Vitality Take Home Hormone Kit test includes:
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estriol (E3)
- Progesterone (Pg)
- Testosterone (T)
- DHEA-S (DS)
- Diurnal Cortisol (Cx4)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Vitamin D (D2, D3)
HOW MUCH IS A SKIN VITALITY TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT?
*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW®
IS FASTING REQUIRED FOR A SKIN VITALITY TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT?
No, fasting is not required prior to sample collection for the Skin Vitality Take Home Hormone Kit.
The proper balance of hormones is critical to the health and vitality of your skin. Hormones affect the maintenance of skin health, as well as collagen content, skin lipid levels, elasticity, wound healing, moisture content and facial hair. As we age our hormones levels change, either due to normal aging and lowering of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels, thyroid disorders, stress or dietary changes.
Low hormone levels can contribute to skin dryness, thinning or wrinkling, and decreased elasticity which worsens the appearance of wrinkles or, in the case of thyroid stimulating hormone, hair loss. High levels of specific hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone can contribute to dark spots on the skin. Excess androgens (DHEA and Testosterone) contribute to acne, male pattern baldness or even, hirsutism, or unwanted facial hair in women.
WHY DO I NEED A SKIN VITALITY TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT?
Have you noticed unusual changes in your skin, excessive dryness, deep wrinkling, discoloration or new acne?
Many dermatologists are recognizing the importance of hormonal balance in the health of the skin. Evaluating specific hormone levels can assist you and your dermatologist or skin care specialist in the treatment of blotchy, dry, thinning, or overly oily, acne prone skin. Hormonal changes as we age are normal, but there are many topical hormone therapies that can relieve skin conditions. Reduced skin elasticity or an increase in dryness or hair loss can be a sign of an underlying hormonal or medical condition such as a thyroid disorder, excessive stress leading to high levels of cortisol, or vitamin D deficiency. Understanding your hormone levels can help to uncover hidden deficiencies or issues that impact not only the health of your skin, but your overall health.
IF I’M GETTING A SKIN VITALITY TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT, WHAT OTHER TEST SHOULD I LOOK INTO?
The Skin Vitality Take Home Hormone Kit consists of a dried blood spot test for measurement of thyroid and Vitamin D hormones and four saliva tests performed throughout the day that are representative of the peaks and troughs of steroid and adrenal hormone production.
The Skin Vitality Take Home Hormone Kit measures bioavailable hormone levels, reflects the absorption of topical hormone treatments, and correlates hormone levels with symptoms.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GET RESULTS?
Test results generally take between 3 to 5 business days after your specimen is received at the laboratory.
The Skin Vitality Take Home Hormone Kit results can identify hormonal imbalances that are contributing to skin problems including skin thinning, wrinkling or dryness, acne, splotchiness or dark patches, or hair loss, to determine treatments to improve overall health and wellness.