Painful Intercourse Treatment Overview
It is reported up to half of women have painful intercourse after menopause. Menopause causes women to experience a gradual decline in estrogen, which often causes vaginal dryness and thinning of the vaginal tissue. When the vagina begins to experience dryness, thinning and inflammation, penetration and intercourse can become uncomfortable for the woman and lead to a loss of intimacy. Postmenopausal women in the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area no longer have to accept painful intercourse or vaginal atrophy. Mona Lisa Partners offers MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal revitalization as a painful intercourse treatment.
Painful Intercourse after Menopause and the Loss of Intimacy
Painful intercourse after menopause is quite common, and unfortunately leads to a loss of intimacy for countless couples. Intercourse can become painful before, during and after sex for several reasons, including:
- Estrogen changes- A declining estrogen level is the most common reason women experience painful intercourse during the stages of menopause. The loss of estrogen causes the vagina to become thinner and drier, leading to less moisture during friction and an overall tighter feel.
- Worry and stress- Once a woman experiences painful intercourse, she is more likely to worry and stress about a reoccurrence. Increased anxiety can make the muscles tight and contribute to vaginal dryness.
- Male worry and stress- Male partners often worry and stress they will continue to hurt their spouse who is affected by dry vaginal skin.
A loss of intimacy can also occur if a woman experiences vaginal soreness or burning in the vulva or vagina after intercourse. Without painful intercourse treatment, many women begin to no longer enjoy sex and begin to engage in intercourse less frequently. Infrequent sex can lead to vaginal inflammation from loss of lubrication, often leading to tearing and bleeding or spotting during intercourse.
MonaLisa Touch™ Vaginal Revitalization as a Treatment for Painful Intercourse
Many women experiencing painful intercourse after menopause try at-home treatments. At-home treatments, including lubricants, vaginal moisturizers and washing with mild soap, can help with vaginal dryness and inflammation, but they are not a permanent or long-term treatment.
MonaLisa Touch vaginal revitalization is a non-invasive, virtually painless procedure designed to help treat women suffering from naturally occurring changes in vaginal health before, during and after menopause.
MonaLisa Touch utilizes an innovative laser system that delivers controlled CO2 energy to the vaginal tissue. The energy revitalizes the vaginal tissue cells and helps jump-start collagen production. The cells turn over and healthier, more supple, moisture filled cells help alleviate the painful symptoms, leading to more pleasurable and comfortable intercourse after menopause.
If you live in the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area and are experiencing a loss of intimacy caused by painful intercourse, contact Mona Lisa Partners for more resources on MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal revitalization as a painful intercourse treatment.