If you're among the millions of women who suffer from vaginal dryness, you are not alone. This is a common problem that many women experience at different points in their life.
While common, you do not have to live with the irritation and discomfort that results from vaginal dryness. Dr. Jamie Lipeles of Marina OB/GYN, located in Marina Del Rey and Hawthorne, California, is among the most experienced OB/GYNs who provide long-term relief from vaginal dryness with the ground-breaking FemiLift CO2 laser.
The most common cause of vaginal dryness is a drop in the production of the hormone estrogen that accompanies menopause. Vaginal dryness can also occur after childbirth, during breastfeeding, and is a common side effect of chemotherapy.
It is also commonly linked to using birth control as hormone levels are affected. Yet for some women, there appear to be no apparent causes of vaginal dryness, which can be dismaying, to say the least. Regardless of the reason you are experiencing vaginal dryness, Marina OB/GYN is committed to helping you find the vaginal dryness remedies that will work for you.
If you suffer from vaginal dryness, it can be downright uncomfortable. A lack of vaginal lubrication can lead to intimate dissatisfaction such as painful sex during menopause, discomfort when inserting or removing tampons, an increased risk of infections, and irritated vaginal skin.
This virtually painless outpatient procedure is quick, easy, and highly effective. In addition to increasing natural vaginal lubrication, FemiLift also helps to correct urinary incontinence (unintentional urine leaking) and promotes a healthy epithelial lining for tighter, more flexible, and stronger female sexual organs depending on the area that is treated.
No longer are messy lubricants and hormone creams your only treatment options. These are often temporary solutions that can be inconvenient to use on a daily basis. With the FemiLift CO2 laser, Dr. Lipeles can cure vaginal dryness without the need for prescription medications, invasive surgery, or expensive creams.
Another major benefit is that there is no need for hormone therapy pills or topical vaginal estrogen cream. Thus, FemiLift is perfect for women that do not wish to pursue drug-related treatments or that have trouble remembering to take medication as prescribed.Finally, vaginal lubricants are a temporary measure that provides quick relief…but often leads to other problems. Some vaginal moisturizers and lubricants result in allergic reactions. They can also disrupt vaginal pH, potentially creating an unsafe situation that may result in common types of vaginal infections.
This revolutionary CO2 laser offers a long-term solution that actually restores a woman's natural ability to produce moisture, thereby reducing vaginal dryness, itching, and discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse. The Alma FemiLift Pixel CO2 device provides a combination of ablation and heat. It uses wavelengths less than 2000nm to provide just the right amount of ablation to produce the desired effect without causing unnecessary damage to surrounding tissue.
The device works by creating precisely targeted, painless micro-injuries in the vaginal mucosa to stimulate tissue repair. As this happens, collagen levels increase to strengthen and thicken the vaginal lining. The manufacturer’s studies indicate that CO2 laser also increases natural hydration as the cells begin to work optimally. This is why it works so well for women that do not produce enough natural lubrication on their own. After 1 to 3 treatments, women that complain of a dry vagina often report a noticeable improvement in natural lubrication, leading to more comfort and less irritation. It is a huge relief for vaginal dryness sufferers to finally find a long term solution to the problem.
FemiLift treatment is a quick and pain-free office procedure that requires no anesthesia or downtime. As seen on TV's “The Doctors”, the procedure takes only 30 minutes to perform. A small, thin probe is first inserted into the vaginal canal.
The device uses thermal heat to improve blood circulation and stimulate collagen production, which promotes thickening and tightening of the vaginal wall tissues and increases elasticity and moisture production. The laser can also be used to shrink the external labia tissue for a more youthful appearance.
Most women enjoy immediate improvement for feminine dryness but undergo 1 to 3 treatment sessions to see optimal benefits. The results are fast-acting and are also considered permanent. However, laser therapy cannot necessarily prevent future changes to the labia or vaginal walls that result from aging, menopause, or future pregnancy, injury, or hormone fluctuations. Yet this is not a cause of concern.
Repeat treatments or touch-ups can be performed in later years for women that wish to maintain results in the event that bodily changes occur down the line. FemiLift provides beautiful and long-lasting results that allow Dr. Lipeles’ patients to feel more confident and comfortable with their feminine parts.
Not at all. In fact, many women who seek CO2 laser treatment at Marina OB/GYN are in their 30s and 40s. Anyone who experiences vaginal dryness and needs to use a lubricant during sex can benefit from this procedure.
In addition to improving moisture production, CO2 laser treatment helps with vaginal laxity and stress incontinence that can occur as the result of pregnancy, vaginal birth, or excessive weight loss at any age. If you are struggling with any of these common symptoms, we invite you to meet with Dr. Lipeles at Marina OB/GYN to discuss whether the CO2 laser or alternative treatments will provide you with the best result. As an expert in gynecology with access to state-of-the-art equipment, Dr. Lipeles is committed to providing his patients with the best care possible.
What Sets Dr. Lipeles' Treatment for Vaginal Dryness Apart?
As with any medical procedure, it's imperative to seek a credentialed professional with extensive experience in the specific treatment being sought. Dr. Lipeles has performed hundreds of vaginal rejuvenation using the FemiLift CO2 laser with excellent results and patient satisfaction.
He thoroughly researched all types of CO2 lasers before selecting the FemiLift, and he personally performs every procedure himself. His practice is also equipped with the very latest FemiLift technology, including the new vaginal camera that shows women before and after photos. At Marina OB/GYN, it is our goal to provide individualized care with modern treatments that are as minimally invasive as possible. Today’s vaginal dryness treatment with CO2 laser has a long-lasting result so women that struggle with a lack of lubrication can live more comfortably.
Is CO2 laser the right vaginal dryness remedy for you?
To learn more information about the procedure with a provider at Marina OB/GYN, please call the office or book an appointment using the easy online scheduling system. We look forward to meeting you.