What is Vaginal Atrophy and anything treat it?
- May 30, 2017
- / Judy Corbett MD FACOG
- / Mona Lisa Touch,Feed_Latest News
Vaginal Atrophy is a chronic condition that results from lack of estrogen, inflammation, medicines, and many other medical conditions. Symptoms include dryness, burning, pressure, pain with intercourse esp tearing and bleeding with intercourse, chronic bladder pain and urinary incontinence, as well as mild to moderate pelvic floor relaxation. While it mostly affects women during their menopausal years many women begin to have symptoms of atrophy in their late 30's and early 40's. Millions of women suffer with vaginal atrophy, as many as 3 out of 5 women during menopause. Women during child-bearing years also struggle with vaginal dryness and painful intercourse especially while breast-feeding. Breast-feeding decreased overall estrogen levels and can result in the same vulvo-vaginal changes seen in menopause. Typically vaginal lubricants will aid in dryness but rarely improve the discomfort, burning and tearing that can result from sexual activity. Hormone replacement is great for hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms of menopause but often does not provide much relief for vaginal atrophy. MonaLisa Touch Laser Therapy is a FDA approved treatment for vulvo-vaginal atrophy, lichen sclerosis, painful intercourse, chronic urinary pain and leakage, and mild- moderate pelvic floor relaxation. This CO2 laser stimulates the natural collagen, elastin, vessels, and nerves as well as restores the normal pH and epidermal tissue that is lost with aging and atrophy. The treatments are painless, less than 10 minutes, and require little to no recovery time. Call for a consultation today and learn if MonaLisa Touch can be life-changing for you. 251-424-1106