How Do Hormone Changes Impact the Vagina?
Vaginal skin is subject to changes, much like the skin on other parts of the body, and hormonal fluctuations is one of the factors that can bring about these changes. Some women find it difficult dealing with the resulting symptoms, and are not quite sure how hormone changes impact the vagina.
How hormone changes affect the vagina
Estrogen is a hormone that plays a very important role in vaginal health, as it keeps the vagina moist and lubricated. However, estrogen levels begin to decrease prior to as well as after menopause, and this decline contributes to significant changes in the vaginal tissue.
The decline in estrogen reduces lubrication, so vaginal dryness is a problem, and in addition, the tissues along the vaginal wall become thinner and less elastic. It also causes an increase in the vagina’s pH, making it less acidic.
These conditions often create a lot of discomfort, and also make intercourse painful, but help is available to ease these symptoms in the form of FemiLift.
FemiLift is a minimally invasive procedure that can reverse the changes that occur in the vagina, due to variations in hormone levels. FemiLift is a 15 minute laser treatment that uses a CO2 laser with a slender probe, to gently treat the vaginal tissues.
FemiLift deep heats the tissues to restore volume and strength. It also remodels collagen in the vaginal areas, and this tightens the skin, and thickens it over time. As the vaginal tissues regenerate, natural lubrication levels will improve, and the pH balance will be normalized. It typically takes 2-3 treatments to achieve the desired results.
FemiLift treatment is available in Lexington, KY, at the office of Dr. Magdalene Karon.
Why not give us a call today at (859) 277-3135, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Karon to find out how FemiLift can help you.