What can be done for vaginal dryness?
Are you experiencing vaginal dryness? You’re not alone, it’s a condition that commonly affects many peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women, but it can happen at any age. There are a variety of prescription and over-the-counter treatments for vaginal dryness, but at times these are not enough to relieve the problem. So what can be done for vaginal dryness when these treatment options fail?
Understanding vaginal dryness
Vaginal dryness typically occurs because of low estrogen levels. Estrogen is an essential hormone that keeps the vagina lubricated, and maintains the thickness and elasticity of the vaginal wall. When estrogen levels drop it causes the vaginal tissues to become thin and dry, resulting in pain and discomfort with intercourse.
Estrogen levels tend to decline with menopause, and that’s the reason why vaginal dryness is so common among menopausal women.
FemiLift for vaginal dryness
Help is available for vaginal dryness in the form of a vaginal rejuvenation treatment known as FemiLift. FemiLift is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that uses fractional CO2 energy to resurface the vaginal tissues.
FemiLift involves the use of a laser probe that is enclosed within a single-use tube. The laser is inserted into the vagina and rotates 360 degrees, delivering fractional energy along the entire length of the vaginal canal. The thermal effect creates healthy, new tissue and stimulates existing collagen fibers, which improves the thickness and elasticity of the vaginal wall.
FemiLift rebuilds vaginal tissue and increases blood flow and this helps to boost lubrication. After a single FemiLift treatment patients notice a significant decrease in vaginal dryness. However, up to 3 sessions may be required, which are usually given about 4 weeks apart. Since collagen breaks down over time, yearly maintenance sessions may be required.