Menopause: the time that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle and the word so many of us don’t want to hear. Hot flashes, thin, dry skin, emotional highs and lows—the symptoms vary greatly from person to person, but unfortunately there’s currently no way to prevent menopause, which is why many women experiment with treatments like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to find some relief.

Although the treatments are often linked to dangerous side effects, they’re also sometimes touted as a wrinkle-fighting solution for younger-looking skin, which has piqued the interest of researchers, as well as doctors and dermatologists. Here, we asked our experts to weigh in.

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