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Vaginal Atrophy: What You Need to Know

Up to half of all postmenopausal women develop vaginal atrophy, a condition that causes difficult and often embarrassing problems such as painful intercourse and vaginal dryness.

Unfortunately, many women think these are normal problems that come along with aging. As a result, they suffer in silence.

Though vaginal atrophy may be the natural result of menopause, you don’t need to live with the discomfort. Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty offers safe, painless, minimally invasive treatments that effectively revitalize your vaginal health, eliminate the symptoms, and restore your sex life.

How vaginal atrophy develops

The drop in estrogen at menopause has a far-reaching effect on your body. Beyond its vital role in your reproductive system, estrogen regulates systems throughout your body, from your brain and bones to your skin and gums.

One of estrogen’s roles includes maintaining the health of your vaginal lining. Estrogen keeps the vaginal tissues strong, lubricated, and elastic. The hormone also helps maintain normal blood flow.

After menopause, the loss of estrogen has a dramatic impact on your vagina. The vaginal lining becomes thin, dry, and less elastic, making the tissues fragile and easily irritated during sex.

When you have vaginal atrophy, you experience symptoms such as:

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness and burning
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Less lubrication during intercourse
  • Genital itching
  • Burning when urinating

But you don’t need to put up with these problems. We provide treatments that reverse all the symptoms.

Advanced technology reverses vaginal atrophy

We use two of today’s most advanced medical devices to trigger new tissue growth and reverse vaginal atrophy: ThermiVa® and Evo® CO2 with V-lift. Here’s how they work:


The ThermiVa uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to treat the vaginal tissues. We use a specially designed applicator to send RF energy into the tissues lining the inside of your vagina and then we also treat the external tissues.

As heat from the RF energy reaches cells beneath the surface, it triggers collagen production and promotes the growth of new blood vessels. As a result, the treated tissues regain tone and tightness, and lubrication is restored.

Your ThermiVa treatment is painless and you don’t need to take downtime. Your session only takes 40 minutes and you can have sex any time after the procedure is finished.

After an initial series of three treatments spaced four weeks apart, you need to have one treatment every 3-6 months to maintain the results.

Evo CO2 with V-lift

This device triggers the same changes in the vaginal tissues as the ThermiVa except it uses a CO2 fractional laser and produces longer-lasting results.

You begin with three monthly treatments, but each session takes just 10 minutes. After your initial series, you only need to come back once a year for a maintenance treatment.

After your treatment with the Evo laser, you will experience mild irritation that goes away in a few hours. You’ll also need to wait five days to have sex. However, many women think that their year-long results are well worth it.

If you struggle with painful intercourse or any other symptom of vaginal atrophy, call Dr. Goodnight, or book an appointment online.

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