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Don’t Endure Painful Sex After Menopause

When it comes to the “change of life,” you may be expecting the hot flashes and night sweats, since that’s what most women talk about when they go through menopause. But what you may not be expecting are the changes that occur to your intimate areas — the vaginal dryness, inflammation, and pain that makes sex anything but pleasurable.

You don’t have to endure painful sex after menopause. Here at Texas Urogynecology & Laser Surgery Center, Dr. Richard Farnam and our team specialize in the health and well-being of women of all ages. We have a solution that may help bring the spark back to the bedroom with FemiLift vaginal laser therapy.

It’s always those hormones

Like all the other symptoms you experience during menopause, painful sex is caused by your falling estrogen levels. As your estrogen levels decrease, your vaginal tissue begins to thin and lose some of its elasticity, making it more susceptible to bleeding, tearing, and pain during intercourse. And the less sex you have, the worse it gets.

Women don’t talk about these sexual changes, but it’s estimated that as many as 30% of women experience painful vaginal sex, medically referred to as dyspareunia, during menopause. But you don’t have to suffer through the pain or forgo sex altogether in your postmenopausal years. FemiLift vaginal laser therapy can help improve your vaginal health and reduce your pain.

The solution for your pain

The thought of placing a laser in your most intimate area may make you want to cross your legs and hold tight, but the quick painless procedure can make a world of difference. The FDA-approved FemiLift laser therapy is a nonsurgical solution that uses fractionated CO2 laser pixel energy to revitalize your vaginal tissue.

The laser therapy works by stimulating your body’s own natural healing powers. During treatment, the laser energy slightly injures your vaginal tissue, which triggers a healing response that initiates the growth of new, healthier tissue. It also induces collagen production, which is the protein in your vaginal tissue that provides its elasticity and strength. Vaginal laser therapy also increases blood flow to your intimate area to stimulate hydration and nourishment of the tissues, which helps improve lubrication and sensation.  

What to expect during laser therapy

FemiLift laser therapy is a painless procedure that only takes 15 minutes. It’s so gentle there’s no downtime following your session and you can even resume sexual activity the same day.

While you may notice an improvement soon after your first FemiLift vaginal laser therapy, restoring vaginal health is a gradual process, and we may recommend a series of treatments so you get the most benefits. Once you’ve completed these sessions, the results should last a year or more. To maintain vaginal health and the spark in your bedroom, we recommend you come in annually for touch-up treatments.

Menopause may mark the end of your fertility, but it doesn’t mean the end of your sex life. To learn more about FemiLift vaginal laser therapy and how it can reduce pain during sex, call Texas Urogynecology & Laser Surgery Center today or book online.