As women age and go through menopause, the estrogen levels decline. This results in a thinning of the vaginal tissue or epithelium. We refer to this as vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal atrophy can result in vaginal dryness, burning, discomfort or pain with intercourse, and recurrent vaginal infections or urinary tract infections.
Although vaginal lubricants (Uberlube!) can help, the mainstay of treatment, until recently, has been topical estrogen cream. Topical estrogen cream or vaginal estrogen tablets are very safe and effective for treating vaginal atrophy. However, many women don’t want the mess of applying the cream regularly or the hassle of remembering to place a vaginal tablet twice per week. In addition, some women can not use vaginal estrogens due to other medical problems or simply don’t want to use hormonal treatments.
We are now offering a new non-hormonal treatment, called Mona Lisa Touch by Cynosure, to relieve symptoms of vaginal atrophy. We are currently the only medical practice in the Akron area with this technology. Please click here to learn more about Mona Lisa Touch therapy for vaginal atrophy.