As women get older and go through menopause, vaginal dryness is a common symptom that develops. However, vaginal dryness isn’t just limited to menopausal women. Any drop in estrogen hormones can cause a decrease in vaginal lubrication. If you’re suffering from this condition, sex can be uncomfortable to downright painful. At Beginnings Aesthetic and Wellness, a cosmetic doctor in New Jersey, Dr. Theocharides offers a combined therapy to treat this condition.

What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

Vaginal dryness is caused by a drop in estrogen hormones in your body. Estrogen is what keeps the vagina lubricated and elastic. Estrogen decreases as women come upon menopause. You may also experience vaginal dryness when taking certain drugs like antihistamines or antidepressants. Childbirth and breastfeeding, cancer treatment, removal of the ovaries, and anti-estrogen drugs for endometriosis can cause this as well.

What Treatments are Available?

At Beginnings Aesthetic and Wellness, Dr. Theocharides uses a combination of treatments to get the best results. He uses the O-Shot and ThermiVa together to get the optimal outcome for your condition.

The O-Shot

The O-Shot is also called the Orgasm Shot, due to its ability to increase your natural sexual response. It helps to treat vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and a decreased libido. The O-Shot procedure is a quick and easy one we can do right in our office.

First, we draw some of your blood. It’s placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate out the platelets and blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is then put into a syringe and injected into the clitoris and upper vagina after the area is numbed.

This injection immediately increases the blood flow in the vagina. This leads to an increase in lubrication, an overall smoother appearance, and it will tighten up the vaginal opening. All of these things can lead to a much better sexual life for you, without having to worry about any pain.

The O-Shot tends to last for a year or more. However, you can always get more treatments to increase and prolong the effect so it lasts as long as you want it to.

ThermiVa

ThermiVa is considered a non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation procedure. Used often in cosmetic procedures, radiofrequency energy is used on loose skin in the vaginal area. The heat stimulates collagen production, causing your body to reform collagen to make that skin tighter. Collagen is what gives skin its youthful look and it diminishes in the body as you age.

ThermiVa doesn’t just tighten the skin, however. It’s also been shown to help with vaginal dryness, mild stress incontinence, and other conditions that can happen due to looser skin that’s less sensitive. Another non-invasive procedure, you’ll most likely be able to return to your sex life on the same day!

Vaginal Dryness Treatment at Your New Jersey Cosmetic Doctor

If you aren’t getting the pleasure you used to during sex because of vaginal dryness, it’s time to get help. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to get started!