Vaginal dryness 2

The standard treatment of vaginal atrophy is vaginal oestrogen preparations – creams, tablets and vaginal moisturizers. About twenty percent of women fail to respond to vaginal oestrogen. Some women have unpleasant side effects of vaginal oestrogen preparations.
Although very little oestrogen is absorbed through the vagina and it is a generally safe option, some women prefer to avoid hormonal preparations.

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness is a condition related to the thinning of vaginal skin (vaginal atrophy) due to low levels of the hormone oestrogen. Although this condition is very common in menopausal women, occasionally younger women may also suffer from it. Low oestrogen levels can be related to the use of hormonal birth control pills, heavy exercise, weight loss, chronic illnesses, ovarian failure of an unknown cause and of course, as an effect of ageing. At times vaginal atrophy becomes so severe that women develop vaginismus, a condition where vaginal muscles contract in anticipation of vaginal penetration. This condition makes sex extremely difficult for both parties. Vaginal atrophy also leads to frequent vaginal infections and bladder infections.

Other options for vaginal dryness include the following:

  • Vaginal Laser Femilift
  • Vaginal moisturiser with hyaluronic acid, vaginal moisturiser with probiotics
  • Radiofrequency UltraFemme 360
  • AQ serum
  • Vsculpt

All of the above treatments have a similar effect. They have not been compared to be able to advise which one is the most beneficial and often the choice between them is made based on patient preference.

Laser, though nonsurgical, is the more invasive option. Women normally experience spotting for a few days following treatment and are advised to avoid sexual intercourse for 3 days. The treatment is performed every 4-6 weeks and 3 sessions are recommended. The session can last around 15 minutes.

Radiofrequency vaginal treatment has no downtime. It takes about 8 minutes and 3 treatments every 1-2 weeks are recommended.

AQ serum contains growth factors produced in the lab. It is used in the home environment for 45 days and can be repeated when needed.

Vsculpt is also for home-usage. The treatment is about 10 minutes every 2nd day for 45 days. Once I assess you during our consultation, I will be able to advise you on the treatment most beneficial to you. I have seen excellent results with all the above treatments. At times we have to try a few routes before we achieve the desired result.

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