What You Need to Know About Sex After Menopause

Many women in the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area are concerned about sex after menopause. Although certain women may not experience negative effects on sexual function because of vaginal atrophy (vaginal aging) and reduced estrogen levels, other women may experience dryness, itching and/or burning that limits their ability to enjoy sexual intercourse. If vaginal atrophy limits a woman’s sexual function, treatment options should be explored. Mona Lisa Partners offers MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal rejuvenation, a safe and effective laser energy system that stimulates collagen in vaginal tissue to create a healing response.

Vaginal Atrophy in Post-Menopausal Women

Vaginal atrophy, also referred to as vaginal aging, occurs most often in post-menopausal women. The condition is marked by thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls because of reduced estrogen levels in the body. Patients suffering from vaginal atrophy often report:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal burning
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual intercourse
  • Light bleeding after sexual intercourse

Decreased Estrogen and Sex After Menopause

It is well-known every woman experiences menopause differently. The same can be said about sex after menopause. Estrogen levels naturally decline in a woman’s body after menopause, causing decreased libido and other effects in certain patients. The lower estrogen levels can also contribute to reduced blood flow to the vagina. The reduced blood flow commonly causes vaginal dryness, itching and burning. One or more of these side effects may cause sexual intercourse to become more painful and less pleasant for the woman.

How MonaLisa Touch™ Vaginal Rejuvenation Can Improve Sex After Menopause

Women no longer have to live with painful vaginal discomfort and experience a loss of sex after menopause. MonaLisa Touch is a non-invasive, virtually painless procedure designed to help treat women suffering from naturally occurring changes in vaginal health.

MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation, performed by one of the highly trained and experienced physicians at Mona Lisa Partners, utilizes a laser system that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissue. The energy revitalizes the vaginal tissue cells and jump-starts collagen production. The additional collagen helps alleviate the painful symptoms of vaginal atrophy, leading to more pleasurable and comfortable sex after menopause.

If vaginal atrophy is limiting your sexual function, or if you require vaginal atrophy treatment in order to help improve sex after menopause, please contact the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area office of Mona Lisa Partners to learn more about MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation.