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Vaginal Dryness

Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare -  - OBGYN

Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare

OBGYNs located in Fayetteville, Newnan, & Stockbridge, GA

Menopause and other life changes may cause vaginal dryness and take a toll on your self-esteem and intimacy. Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare offers MonaLisa Touch®, a rapid, nonsurgical laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment. If you’re ready to restore your vaginal health and reclaim your life and intimacy, call the practice today or book a consultation with one of the offices conveniently located in Fayetteville, Newnan, and Stockbridge, Georgia.

Vaginal Dryness Q & A

What is vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is primarily caused by a decline in estrogen due to perimenopause, menopause, or induced menopause from diseases like breast cancer.

As your estrogen levels drop, your vaginal tissue changes. You may notice:

  • Dryness
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Pain during intercourse

These changes can greatly affect your self-confidence and take a toll on intimacy with your partner.

How is vaginal dryness diagnosed?

Your provider at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare discusses your symptoms with you, as well as your medical history. Next, you’ll have a physical exam, including a pelvic exam. This exam allows your provider to see if your tissues are thin and dry.

You also may need a blood test to check your hormone levels. Blood tests also help rule out other medical issues that cause vaginal dryness. Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare offers the convenience of an onsite lab for blood tests.

How is vaginal dryness treated?

Your provider may ask whether you’ve tried over-the-counter lubricants to relieve vaginal dryness. You can use vaginal lubricants each time you have sex, and vaginal moisturizers every 2-3 days as needed.

If you’d like a more lasting, non-surgical solution for vaginal dryness, your provider may recommend MonaLisa Touch to restore vaginal lubrication. Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare offers FDA-approved therapy, which is quick and noninvasive.

MonaLisa Touch involves the use of a fractional CO2 laser, which transmits gentle energy pulses to your vaginal wall, stimulating a healing response in your tissues.

What should I expect during MonaLisa Touch?

Your MonaLisa Touch therapy takes place in the convenience of Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare’s office. During your treatment, your provider inserts a probe into your vagina. The probe may remind you of getting a vaginal ultrasound.  

Your procedure takes under five minutes and is virtually painless. The probe targets your tissues with laser energy, which stimulates the production of new collagen, elastin, and blood vessels on your vaginal wall, restoring it to a more youthful state.

Your side effects are usually minimal, such as spotting or discharge. Most women feel changes after their first treatment, although results vary. Your provider generally recommends three treatments staggered six weeks apart for optimal results.

If you’re experiencing discomfort due to vaginal dryness, there’s no need to suffer in silence. Take a step toward your overall well-being today by calling or scheduling a consultation with Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare.