What causes vaginal changes?
The aging process takes a toll on all of the tissues in your body. Some of those changes, like wrinkling or sagging skin, are readily apparent on your face, neck, or hands. Others, like changes to your vaginal tissues, are less obvious and usually aren’t noted until symptoms arise.
Childbirth also alters your vaginal tissues, especially for moms who’ve had more than one child. The tissues lining your vaginal walls can become thinner when stretched, and those changes can linger even after you’ve delivered your last child.
When should I see a doctor about vaginal changes?
Aging is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept uncomfortable or disruptive changes as inevitable. As soon as vaginal issues interfere with your normal routines or get in the way of a healthy sex life, it’s time to take action.
If you notice the following symptoms, it may be time to come in for an evaluation:
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of vaginal tightness
- Pain during sex
- Urinary incontinence
For many women these changes can cause a lack of interest in sex, which can interfere with a healthy, fulfilling connection with your partner.
What can be done to improve vaginal health?
A great way to improve vaginal health is through CO2 fractional laser therapy. Donna Bella Laser MedSpa offers an auto laser vaginal rejuvenation (ALVR) handpiece for vaginal rejuvenation treatments.
This device enables automatic rotation of the vaginal treatment probe, which delivers consistent laser energy to the tissues in your vaginal walls. Your body reacts to treatments by boosting collagen production, which thickens your vaginal tissues and restores proper vaginal moisture.
Treatments require no advance preparation and no lengthy recovery time. There is minimal discomfort, and many women report no discomfort at all during or after sessions. You should refrain from sex for a few days to allow your body time to heal, but no other downtime is required. It may take multiple sessions to achieve the best possible results.
If you’d like more information about vaginal rejuvenation treatments, call the office to book a visit, or try the easy online scheduling page.