Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group
Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Huntington Beach, CA & Newport Beach, CA
With age may come symptoms of vaginal atrophy, such as vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, and distressing urinary symptoms. Fortunately, a simple solution is within reach at Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, California. Jeffrey Illeck, MD, Anne K. Narayan, MD, and their experienced OB/GYN team use innovative vaginal rejuvenation technologies, such as MonaLisa Touch®, to restore your quality of life. Call to learn more about vaginal rejuvenation treatments or use the online scheduler.
What is Vaginal Dryness?
Vaginal rejuvenation involves restoring your vaginal tissue to its original structure and function using medical intervention. At Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group, gynecologists use MonaLisa Touch, which is a laser treatment, and other innovative techniques to reduce gynecological symptoms caused by vaginal atrophy.
What are the symptoms of vaginal atrophy?
With increased age, you might experience vaginal atrophy because of fluctuations in hormone levels. Symptoms related to this condition include:
- Pain with intercourse
- Vaginal itching
- Vaginal dryness
- Burning with sex or urination
- Frequent or urgent urination
- Urinary incontinence
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Bleeding with intercourse
- Changes in your vaginal canal
Vaginal rejuvenation helps ease symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy and restores your vaginal tissue to what it once was.*
What causes vaginal atrophy?
Hormone fluctuations, especially decrease in estrogen associated with age, can cause vaginal atrophy symptoms before, during, or after menopause. Hormone changes might also occur with breastfeeding, removal of both ovaries, taking certain medications, or chemotherapy or pelvic radiation therapy associated with cancer treatments.
Your risk of developing symptoms of vaginal atrophy increases if you smoke, have never given birth vaginally, or abstain from sexual activity.
What should I expect during vaginal rejuvenation?
When you arrive for vaginal rejuvenation at Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group, your gynecologist reviews your medical history and symptoms and completes a gynecological exam. They may also complete a urine test or take a sample of vaginal fluid to test its acid balance. Treatment options might include:
- Vaginal moisturizers
- Topical estrogen therapy (creams, rings, suppositories, or tablets)
- Estrogen pills, patches, or gels
- MonaLisa Touch laser therapy
MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser therapy has no pain or side effects and takes just a few minutes to complete. Your gynecologist applies minimally invasive laser energy to the vaginal tissue to stimulate collagen production and restore the tissue’s structure and function – and your quality of life.
What happens after treatment?
After a series of treatments is complete, you experience tighter vaginal tissue, less vaginal dryness, less pain with intercourse, and fewer episodes of urinary incontinence.
Don’t let vaginal atrophy symptoms negatively impact your life when simple solutions are within reach. Call Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group to learn more about vaginal rejuvenation options or schedule an appointment online today.
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