Vaginal dryness is a common feminine health concern for many women today. You can suffer from vaginal dryness at any age, but it’s especially common during menopause. The skilled all-female team at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology in Allentown, Pennsylvania, understands female health concerns well, and they’re dedicated to supporting you with expert diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of vaginal dryness and other feminine issues. Use online scheduling or call the office to book your appointment today.
The most common cause of vaginal dryness is estrogen loss. The most common reason for estrogen depletion in menopause. Estrogen plays a crucial role in keeping your vaginal tissue lubricated, so less estrogen can cause pronounced vaginal dryness.
Although menopause is the most common time for vaginal dryness, you can experience estrogen depletion and resulting in vaginal dryness for other reasons as well, including:
No matter why you're dealing with vaginal dryness, it can be a frustrating problem. Fortunately, your Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology has effective solutions.
If the reason for your vaginal dryness is temporary, for example, if you're breastfeeding, you may not need treatment right now since your estrogen levels will likely return to normal after you wean your baby.
But, if you're dealing with long-term vaginal dryness, there are a few different treatment options to consider. For menopausal women, both hormone and nonhormone treatments are available.
Many different types of hormonal treatments can be applied directly to your vagina or taken orally in order to ease vaginal dryness.
Another effective treatment for vaginal dryness is MonaLisa Touch®, a state-of-the-art noninvasive laser treatment that your OB/GYN performs on-site at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Your OB/GYN delivers MonaLisa Touch directly to your inner and outer vagina through a small treatment wand. MonaLisa Touch painlessly vaporizes tiny pinpoint-size pieces of tissue and heats your vaginal tissue to a therapeutic temperature to improve blood flow.
The microscopic tissue removal stimulates new collagen and elastin growth, in turn improving firmness and elasticity. When your vaginal tissue is firmer and more elastic, you’re better able to produce lubrication to avoid vaginal dryness.
MonaLisa Touch treatment also helps improve bladder control and can alleviate pain during intercourse along with other frustrating vaginal symptoms.
Click the online scheduler or call Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology to get help for vaginal dryness from a compassionate, caring, and supportive OB/GYN.