Just when you think you’re over the hot flashes and night sweats caused by menopause, other unexpected issues appear. Half of all postmenopausal women struggle with problems like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urinary incontinence. But you don’t have to put up with these changes.
James W. Goodnight, MD, at Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty, located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, has a safe, painless, and effective solution to common postmenopausal problems: noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation.
Using today’s advanced radiofrequency and laser devices, we can reverse postmenopausal problems and restore your vaginal health. In the process, we treat five uncomfortable issues frequent with postmenopausal women.
About vaginal rejuvenation
We use one of two innovative devices when performing vaginal rejuvenation procedures. ThermiVa® uses radiofrequency (RF) energy, while the Evo® CO2 with V-lift is a fractional laser. Both produce the same results, but they differ in factors like the length of your treatment, the frequency of maintenance treatments, and when you can have sex after your treatment.
Both treatments use controlled heat to trigger changes in your vaginal tissues. They rejuvenate your vagina by boosting the production of substances essential for strength, elasticity, and hydration. The treatment also triggers the production of new blood vessels, which restores lubrication and keeps the vaginal tissues healthy.
Here’s a list of the five health problems that improve when you have vaginal rejuvenation.
Estrogen’s role in women’s reproductive health is well known, but few people realize that this hormone fills many roles in their bodies. For example, estrogen supports strong bones, and it’s vital for keeping your skin, brain, and heart healthy.
Estrogen also maintains your vaginal health. When you reach menopause and your estrogen levels drop, you face more than hot flashes and mood swings. Changes also occur in your vagina.
The tissues lining your vagina lose strength and become dry, thin, and fragile. This condition, called vaginal atrophy, also causes vaginal inflammation, itching, and burning. Fortunately, these problems go away after vaginal rejuvenation.
Painful intercourse affects 17-45% of postmenopausal women. Along with the pain, you may also notice bleeding during or after intercourse. These issues occur because you have less lubrication and dry, thin vaginal tissues. Vaginal rejuvenation restores a healthy sex life by reversing these problems.
The muscles that make up your vaginal wall naturally stretch and weaken as you age. Vaginal childbirth causes dramatic stretching and trauma to the tissues that line your uterus. And vaginal atrophy at menopause only magnifies the problem.
As a result, many women end up with vaginal laxity or looseness that affects their ability to enjoy sex. After vaginal rejuvenation, the tissues tighten, an increase in collagen production restores strength, and new blood vessels help maintain these changes.
Urinary tract issues
Vaginal atrophy has another medical name: genitourinary syndrome of menopause. This technical (and more current) name reflects the fact that after menopause, the tissues lining your urinary tract go through the same changes as your vagina.
The lining of your urinary tract also becomes thin, dry, and fragile, and the muscles weaken. And that means you develop symptoms such as:
- Urinary incontinence
- Pain when urinating
- Burning when urinating
- Urinating more frequently
- Blood in your urine
- Urinary tract infections
The controlled heat used during vaginal rejuvenation makes the tissues in your lower urinary tract firmer and tighter. That may help improve the urinary tract problems that occur after menopause.
The environment inside your vagina is normally acidic, which is important because it prevents bacterial and fungal infections. After menopause (and the loss of estrogen), the vagina becomes less acidic, making you more vulnerable to infections. Vaginal rejuvenation may restore the vagina’s acidity, which in turn prevents infections.
To learn more about the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation and what to expect during and after treatment with each system, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty today or book an appointment online.