Vaginal Health: Common Problem But Not So Commonly Discussed
One out of three women over the age of 45 will have a pelvic health concern within their lifetime and, after menopause, over 50% of women may have symptoms (according to WebMD). Women may not report symptoms because they are self-treating, feel the symptoms are not important enough, or are embarrassed. Menopause, childbirth, lifestyle, and a variety of other reasons can lead to vaginal irregularities.
Vaginal atrophy is a common and underreported condition due to a woman’s decline in estrogen production. Vaginal symptoms can include dryness, irritation, soreness, and painful sex with urinary frequency, urgency, and urinary incontinence. Current treatment options of pelvic surgery, creams, oral medication, and Kegel exercise have mixed results.
One new option is FemiLift™, which a fractional CO2 laser used to treat the vaginal wall. The procedure is performed in three, short, 5-to-10 minute laser procedures spaced 4 weeks apart. Some participants show improvement after one treatment; others after two or three completed procedures. No anesthesia or pain medication is required during the office-based procedure and there is no downtime.
The other benefits of the FemiLift™ include the following:
- Vaginal tightening
- Increased vaginal lubrication
- Improvement in stress urinary incontinence
- More intense orgasms (according to a patient self-report)
Contact Our Manhattan Dermatologist for Your Vaginal Tightening Procedure Today
Millions of women suffer from the same condition due to childbirth, menopause, lifestyle or a variety of other reasons leading to vaginal irregularities. The FemiLift™ laser is a new treatment option available from our New York dermatologist at JUVA Skin & Laser Center! Call today at (212) 688-5882.