Menopause and Vaginal Atrophy

Vaginal Atrophy is now called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)

It is a condition that is associated with the lack of estrogen. The lack of estrogen causes thinning of the vaginal wall, dryness and inflammation of vaginal tissues. It can also cause a shift in vaginal flora, increase the risk of bladder infections, pain with intercourse and precipitate a conditions like Lichen sclerosis or Vestibulitis. Vaginal atrophy generally happens in menopause but many women can experience it during perimenopause and other times in their life where they have low estrogen. 

Examples of when women may have low estrogen

Menopause

Perimenopause

After removal of the ovaries

During Breast Feeding

While taking some medications eg. BCP

After pelvic radiation

As a side effect of breast Cancer treatments

Our tissues have different estrogen requirements so some women may have estrogen excess in their body  called estrogen dominance, but still experience symptoms due to low estrogen in the vagina. 

Symptoms of Vaginal atrophy or GSM may include

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal burning

Vaginal discharge

Genital itching

Burning with urination

Frequent urination

Recurrent UTI or urinary tract infections

Urinary incontinence

Pain with intercourse or bleeding

Narrowing of vaginal opening and canal

Many women have symptoms but few seek help because they are too embarrassed to discuss their symptoms with their doctor or they feel it’s a normal part of aging. Local estrogen treatment can be very helpful but some Women don’t like it because it can be messy or they are scared of using hormones or they can’t use hormones because of Breast cancer. 

There are other treatment options out there that don’t require hormones

At VitalityMD we offer many services which can treat Atrophic Vaginitis or GSM like The O-Shot, the Viveve and the Femilift.

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Vaginal rejuvenation treatments

The O-Shot is PRP which helps rejuvenate the tissues reduces vaginal dryness, reduces inflammation and improve desire and ability to orgasm as a side benefit. (click here to find more info on the O-shot)

The Viveve is a radiofrequency device which can also stimulate new collagen and elastin and rejuvenate the vaginal lining and tissues. (click here to find more info on the Viveve)

The Femilift is a CO2 laser which is excellent at regenerating the vaginal tissues to improve dryness and increase lubrication. (click here to find more info on the on femilift)

Each treatment on it’s own is very helpful for atrophic vaginitis but combining the femilift or the Viveve  with the O-Shot has outstanding results. 

BOOK an appointment today to find out which treatment is best for you. 

Vaginal rejuvenation -How Can it Help

Vaginal rejuvenation procedures offered at VitalityMD can help improve vaginal dryness, atrophy, reduce or even cure stress urinary incontinence for women who experience leaks when they laugh, cough, or sneeze. It can improve sensitivity and ability to orgasm so women can enjoy their sex life again. Women report improve vaginal tone that they and their partners can notice. Sexual health is such an important part of Well Being. Don’t you want to feel Vital again.

Prevention And Treatment

Early vaginal rejuvenation can help prevent vaginal disease and vaginal problems that may become more severe if left untreated. For women who experience vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, laxity, Stress urinary incontinence seek out help early. Some conditions like lichen sclerosis, vestibulitis and laxity causing prolapse and SUI get worse with time and age. Being Pro-active can save from having symptoms that may be more difficult to treat down the road.

If you are experiencing vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, or stress urinary incontinence or any of the conditionds discussed above, then vaginal rejuvenation may be the right solution for you. Contact Vitality MD today to book a consultation and find out which vaginal rejuvenation treatment is right for you.

Consulting With A Trained Physician in Women’s sexual health

As vaginal treatments are becoming more popular in Canada, there are many clinics and doctors out there that advertise treatments for vaginal rejuvenation. Be wary …not all doctors and clinics are equal. Many may be run by non physicians or physicians who have no gynecological specialty or who do only botox and filler. Trust your vagina to the experts. Find a doctor who specializes in women’s sexual health to can help you decide on which treatment is best for you as we are all individuals. At VitalityMD We are the experts in women’s sexual health and home of the O-shot. Don’t be fooled by want to Bes.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures

The vaginal rejuvenation success rate is high and vaginal rejuvenation treatments are unfortunately not covered by OHIPbut might be covered by a health care spending ccount. Vaginal rejuvenation is typically a safe and effective procedure that helps to improve vaginal health and sexuality for women who undergo it.

There are a number of vaginal rejuvenation procedures that are available at VitalityMD, and each one offers different benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, vaginal rejuvenation has been shown to be effective in treating vaginal atrophy, dryness, laxity, SUI, etc but patients may need a combination of treatments or repeated treatments over time as the aging process is an ongoing one and each of our ability to regenerate is different.

The cost of vaginal rejuvenation varies depending on which treatment and how many you need.

Depending on how severe your symptoms are. Some women may need more than one treatment or a combination of treatments over a period of time. Those who come early or pro-actively generally only need one treatment and are good for a long period of time.