Vaginal dryness is a condition that can affect women of any age, although it’s often thought of as something that happens only to women after menopause. Although some patients are hesitant to discuss vaginal dryness with their doctor, it’s a fairly common issue. More important, it’s a condition that is treatable. If you are suffering from vaginal dryness, the V-Revive team in Madison, Mississippi, can help. Book your appointment online or call today.
A healthy vagina is kept moist by a thin layer of clear fluid, which is produced by normal estrogen levels. Under normal healthy conditions, the vagina is thick and stretchy with an optimum acidity level. When conditions change within a woman’s body, the moisture level of the vagina also changes.
A reduction in estrogen is a major cause of vaginal dryness. A variety of factors can cause a drop in estrogen, including:
Vaginal atrophy, also known as Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, is a condition that is characterized by a thinning and inflammation of the walls of the vagina due to a lack of estrogen. This condition can cause painful intercourse and urinary problems, and most often happens during and after menopause.
There are a wide variety of treatments available for vaginal dryness. The V-Revive team performs laser rejuvenation treatments using CO2 laser therapy with MonaLisa Touch® and CO2RE® Intima to relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort. Both are non-surgical, non-hormonal vaginal rejuvenation treatment options that are performed quickly in the office and have very little downtime.
The MonaLisa Touch taps into the body’s natural collagen producing process. Using the CO2 laser, it gently creates micro-lesions that begin the collagen-producing process through natural healing. Although the tissue healing process takes place over the course of several weeks, many patients notice significant improvement after the first treatment. The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient. The V-Revive team develops the treatment plan based on the severity of the patient’s condition. However, up to three treatments, 40-60 days apart, with an annual maintenance treatment may be recommended.
Similar to the MonaLisa Touch treatment, CO2RE Intima uses controlled CO2 energy to the vaginal wall to trigger healing progress to enhance moisture levels in the vaginal canal. Up to three treatments may be needed with an annual maintenance treatment. The V-Revive team makes recommendations on specific treatments based on your condition and needs.
If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, make an appointment with the V-Revise team to discuss treatment options. Book your appointment online or call today.
*Individual results may vary.