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What Can Treat My Vaginal Dryness?

What Can Treat My Vaginal Dryness?

Estrogen is a hormone important for women and is linked to our monthly cycle, pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding, and menopause. Levels of estrogen fluctuate based on these conditions, as well as stress or other health conditions. 

However, estrogen levels decrease dramatically when going through menopause. These imbalances in estrogen can create vaginal dryness. As a result, sexual intercourse becomes less pleasurable or even painful. 

Fortunately, advances in women’s health have led to treatment options. The MonaLisa Touch® system provides a nonsurgical, nonhormonal treatment to reverse vaginal dryness and improve your vagina’s natural lubrication. 

Keep reading to find out more about vaginal dryness and how board-certified women’s health provider Rickie Guida uses MonaLisa Touch at her private practice in Littleton, Colorado, to reverse vaginal dryness.

Causes of vaginal dryness

Low levels of estrogen trigger atrophic vaginitis in most women, a condition more commonly known as vaginal dryness. Perimenopause and menopause cause natural changes in your body, including lower estrogen production. Other conditions may also affect estrogen levels, including: 

Genetic conditions such as Turner syndrome and fragile X syndrome (FXS) can also impact your estrogen production.

Treatment for vaginal dryness

Some women find that using non-prescription vaginal moisturizers and lubricants to treat their vaginal dryness is enough for them. However, these treatment methods must be used regularly and repeatedly to continue to treat vaginal dryness. 

If you would like a treatment with results that last, or if you have extreme vaginal dryness, Rickie Guida may recommend an additional treatment, such as MonaLisa Touch, to better suit your needs. 

All about the MonaLisa Touch 

MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive laser therapy. Here’s a closer look at how it works:

MonaLisa Touch treatments use laser heat, stimulating your body’s natural production of elastin and collagen. The CO2 energy restores your vaginal tissues, triggering the skin and tissue around and in the vagina to rebuild. This naturally improves your vagina’s lubrication.

Plumper, more elastic vaginal and vulva tissues, youthful looking labia, and of course, reversed vaginal dryness are all results you may notice after your MonaLisa Touch sessions. You may even experience improvements in your urethra, reducing urinary incontinence. Other benefits include:

Treatment sessions with MonaLisa Touch are short, lasting less than 10 minutes. Most women have three sessions about six weeks apart, but Rickie Guida will recommend a customized treatment plan suitable for your unique needs. 

If you’d like to learn more about MonaLisa Touch and how this revolutionary treatment can reverse vaginal dryness, schedule an appointment online or give us a call at Alpenglow Gynecology in Littleton, Colorado, today! 

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