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How Can I Manage Vaginal Dryness?

For decades, men’s sexual health concerns took center stage, leaving women to struggle silently with issues like painful sex, largely due to vaginal dryness and tissue laxity. Thankfully, the medical community is now turning its attention to women’s sexual health, and the resulting research has allowed manufacturers to answer the call. More specifically, we’re now turning to noninvasive laser therapies that rejuvenate vaginal tissue.

At High Rock Internal Medicine, our team is proud to offer women this technology in the form of our TempSure™ Vitalia system.

To better understand how our Vitalia system works, here’s a look at what drives vaginal dryness and how Vitalia can help.

Behind vaginal dryness and laxity

One of the leading drivers of vaginal dryness is the transition through perimenopause and menopause itself. The precipitous drop in the female reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone) that accompanies menopause can lead to significant changes in your health, including your vaginal health.

During your reproductive years, your hormones ensured that your vaginal tissue was healthy enough for intercourse and childbirth, which means the tissue enjoyed sufficient elasticity and lubrication. 

After menopause, your vaginal tissue no longer has access to these resources, and it can dry out and lose its flexibility.

While menopause is the primary culprit when it comes to vaginal dryness, the problem can also crop up after childbirth or as a result of certain medications, especially those that fight cancer.

Restoring order with Vitalia

With our Vitalia system, we deliver radiofrequency energy into your vaginal tissue. This energy passes harmlessly through the surface to heat the tissue below, which causes a mild healing response in your body.

Two of the first responders to this energy are collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for the support in most of your tissues. The energy also temporarily encourages better circulation, which can help strengthen your tissue.

With renewed collagen and elastin production, as well as better blood flow, your vaginal walls become more supple and enjoy improved lubrication.

Your Vitalia treatments

Our Vitalia sessions usually take only 30 minutes each, and there’s no downtime afterward, which means you’re free to get on with your day. Our patients report that the treatments themselves are quite painless and, at most, you may feel a warming sensation in your vagina.

To combat vaginal dryness, we typically recommend a series of Vitalia treatments, which we space apart by several weeks to allow time for your tissue to rebuild itself.

As for results, you can enjoy this rejuvenated tissue for years to come, though you may need periodic maintenance treatments to ensure that you continue to produce collagen and elastin.

If you’re tired of struggling with vaginal dryness, and you want to take charge of your sexual health, call our office in Lexington, North Carolina at 336-477-9110, or use our online form to set up your Vitalia treatments.

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