An Overview of Vaginal Dryness Remedies
Vaginal dryness is a troublesome and often painful symptom associated with menopause. It is reported one out of every three women experiences dryness as they go through “the change,” and it becomes even more common after menopause. Women throughout the entire Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area search for the correct vaginal dryness treatment each year to increase their level of female lubrication. Mona Lisa Partners is extremely proud to offer the MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal rejuvenation system designed to provide long-term relief from dryness.
What is Vaginal Dryness?
Vaginal dryness can affect any age of woman, but is most common in older women who are going through menopause or have gone through menopause. A decrease in female lubrication can cause a minor irritation, or have a huge impact on a healthy sex life.
Vaginal dryness is typically associated with menopause since the body’s estrogen levels begin to decline. Estrogen is the hormone responsible for helping maintain the vagina’s natural fluid, as well as keeping the vagina’s lining healthy, elastic and thick. During and after menopause, the drop in estrogen levels reduces female lubrication and causes the walls of the vagina to become less elastic and thinner.
Common Vaginal Dryness Treatments
There are various vaginal dryness treatments available to women depending on the cause of dryness. If mild discomfort or irritation is present, a physician may recommend unscented soap or laundry detergent, as well as the use of moisturizing baby wipes.
Menopause-related dryness may cause a more severe irritation and lead to pain or bleeding during and after sexual intercourse. In these cases, a physician may recommend a lubricant, a vaginal estrogen product or a vaginal moisturizer such as Replens or K-Y Silk-E. Lubricants and moisturizers are quite effective in increasing female lubrication during intercourse, but they are usually not effective as a long-term vaginal dryness treatment.
MonaLisa Touch™ Vaginal Rejuvenation can Provide Increased Female Lubrication
Vaginal dryness and a loss of female lubrication do not have to be an uncomfortable and accepted part of a woman’s natural aging process. With the MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation system, patients can now alleviate dryness long-term with little or no pain or downtime.
MonaLisa Touch is an in-office, non-surgical treatment that utilizes a CO2 laser system to deliver controlled energy to vaginal tissue. The laser energy is designed to revitalize the vaginal tissue cells so they increase collagen production. The additional collagen helps alleviate the painful symptoms of vaginal atrophy, such as dryness and inflammation.
MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation is performed in-office by one of the physicians at Mona Lisa Partners. The vaginal dryness treatment is virtually pain-free, with only some patients reporting discomfort the first time the probe is inserted in the vaginal canal. The majority of patients will experience alleviated dryness in only three treatments, with each treatment spaced six weeks apart.
Women in the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area experiencing decreased female lubrication searching for vaginal dryness remedies are encouraged to contact the office of Mona Lisa Partners. Our physicians are proud to offer MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal rejuvenation.