North Scottsdale Women's Health
OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ
Vaginal dryness may be a normal side effect of menopause, but it isn’t a problem only affecting menopausal women. Vaginal dryness is usually the result of reduced estrogen levels, and a variety of factors can cause your estrogen levels to drop. The team of women’s health experts at North Scottsdale Women’s Health in Scottsdale, Arizona offer SeleneTouch, a safe and effective treatment that uses advanced laser therapy to address vaginal dryness. To find out more, call or book your appointment online today.
Vaginal Dryness Q & A
How does menopause cause vaginal dryness?
Menopause starts with a decline in estrogen production, one of the main reproductive hormones controlling menstruation and making pregnancy possible.
Estrogen also plays a vital role in maintaining the elasticity, acidity, and lubrication of your vaginal tissues. When you have less estrogen, your vaginal tissues become drier, thinner, less elastic, and more fragile.
That's why so many women are affected by vaginal dryness either during the transition into menopause or afterward. Besides being irritating, vaginal dryness can also make sexual intercourse less comfortable.
What else can cause low estrogen?
Estrogen levels can drop for a variety of reasons. Many women experience vaginal dryness after childbirth when their estrogen levels are relatively low and still in the process of recovering.
Nursing moms are also more likely to have reduced estrogen levels. Other factors linked to lower estrogen levels include:
- Smoking cigarettes
- Certain allergy medications
- Ovarian cancer treatment
- Ovary removal
- Complete hysterectomy
How can SeleneTouch laser therapy help?
SeleneTouch uses advanced micro-ablative laser technology to rejuvenate the tissues that line your vaginal canal. The laser works by making painless, microscopic injuries in your vaginal tissues, which triggers your body’s healing mechanisms to stimulate collagen renewal and restore proper trophic balance.
The therapy is just as effective for women dealing with menopause symptoms as it is for younger women.
SeleneTouch laser treatments can also address:
- Painful intercourse
- Vaginal burning or itching
- Vaginal laxity
- Stress urinary incontinence
SeleneTouch is also an ideal alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which treats vaginal dryness in menopausal women.
HRT is a short-term solution that uses low-dose systemic estrogen to relieve menopause-related symptoms. However, HRT isn’t suitable for all women, and even those who can take it may find it comes with side effects.
SeleneTouch laser therapy, however, is safe and effective for all women and causes virtually no side effects. To find out how SeleneTouch can help you, call North Scottsdale Women’s Health or book your appointment online today.