How to Manage Vaginal Pain for More Pleasurable Sex

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Vaginal pain is something many women will experience from time to time, often due to fluctuations in hormone levels. If your pain is interfering with sexual intimacy, it may be time to consider your options for treatment.

We understand how frustrating it can be to be disrupted by vaginal pain. That’s why Heripsime Ohanian, PhD, MD, FACOG, offers nonsurgical solutions at Bergen Aesthetics to ease your pain and increase your sexual pleasure.

Why you have vaginal pain

Vaginal pain is often the result of fluctuations in your estrogen levels. Estrogen is a reproductive hormone that plays a role in vaginal lubrication and maintaining vaginal tissue health.

During pregnancy, after childbirth, and in the transition to menopause, your estrogen levels can fluctuate up and down. Dips in your hormone levels can shrink vaginal tissues and reduce your natural lubrication ability. Vaginal dryness and irritation is not only uncomfortable, these issues can also make sex painful.

If you have vaginal itching or pain that doesn’t go away, it’s always a good idea to schedule a consultation at our office. We can ensure that your pain relates to your vaginal tissue health and not a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or another serious medical condition.

Dr. Ohanian can also discuss your options for treatment with MonaLisa Touch®, an innovative laser system that restores tissue health.

How MonaLisa Touch treats vaginal pain

MonaLisa Touch uses CO2 fractional energy to stimulate your body’s production of collagen. Collagen is a natural protein that hydrates and nourishes your skin to keep it healthy.

Dr. Ohanian can treat your inner and outer vaginal tissue during a quick in-office procedure. She uses the MonaLisa Touch technology to deliver the fractional energy directly into your tissues. Over time, as new collagen forms, it plumps up your skin.

Laser treatments can also increase your natural lubrication ability, so sex can be more comfortable and pleasurable.

Benefits of MonaLisa Touch

MonaLisa Touch can restore your vaginal tissue health without any incisions or an extended recovery period. While you should avoid sex and strenuous activities for a few days after your treatment, you can expect to get back to your usual routine right away.

In-office treatments take less than 30 minutes, and we customize a treatment plan that’s specific to your needs. While you may see noticeable benefits after your first treatment, Dr. Ohanian may recommend several treatments scheduled a few weeks apart to maximize your results.

There are minimal risks involved with MonaLisa Touch treatments. We can even provide an anesthetic before treating your vaginal tissues to ensure you’re comfortable.

One of the biggest benefits of treatment with MonaLisa Touch is that you can expect your results to be long-lasting. This is because the technology addresses the underlying cause of your vaginal irritation and pain instead of just covering up the symptoms. New collagen continues to build in the months after your treatment, so you can maintain your results for months or longer.

To find out how MonaLisa Touch can revitalize your vaginal health, call Bergen Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.