Women share stories about their struggles with menopause symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings, but no one ever talks about problems that last long after hot flashes end, like vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Board-certified OB/GYN Sidiq Aldabbagh, MD FACOG, at Trusted Women’s Health Center, specializes in several treatments that can restore vaginal health and improve your well-being. Call one of the two offices in Miami, Florida, or use online booking to request an appointment and learn how you can overcome uncomfortable vaginal conditions.
Vaginal dryness often begins when estrogen levels drop, especially when you reach menopause. Menopause begins when your ovaries stop releasing eggs, and estrogen production drops to minimal levels.
Estrogen is essential for vaginal health. Without the hormone, most women experience vaginal dryness. And at least half of women develop vaginal atrophy, a condition in which blood flow diminishes and the vaginal lining gets thinner, dries out, and loses elasticity.
Vaginal dryness alone is enough to cause discomfort and itching. Many women also experience additional symptoms, such as:
Whether you struggle with one or all of these symptoms, effective treatment is available at Trusted Women’s Health Center.
Dr. Aldabbagh may recommend one of several treatments, depending on the severity of your symptoms. Vaginal dryness and atrophy both improve if you restore normal estrogen levels with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
A hormone cream or ring placed inside your vagina may also be enough to improve vaginal health for some women. But you have another option.
Vaginal revitalization with the MonaLisa Touch® is an effective treatment that doesn’t require hormones. The MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser that sends numerous beams of laser light into the vaginal walls.
The light beams reach the structures below the surface, and the laser’s gentle heat may trigger the production of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and new blood vessels. As a result, your vaginal wall could regain its youthful strength, elasticity, and hydration.
As your vagina regains tone and lubrication, vaginal dryness and atrophy disappear, and your symptoms improve.
Your MonaLisa Touch treatment is painless and only takes about five minutes. Although it’s not common, some women have temporary and slight discomfort after treatment. However, you should avoid sex for a few days to give the tissues time to heal.
Dr. Aldabbagh typically recommends one to three treatments spaced 40-60 days apart to achieve the best results. After that, you only need a yearly maintenance treatment.
Call Trusted Women’s Health Center or book an appointment online today to learn more about treatments for vaginal dryness and discomfort.