What is vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy, or atrophic vaginitis, is drying, thinning, and inflammation of the vaginal walls. This condition results from a loss of estrogen and is quite common among menopausal women. For many, vaginal atrophy can lead to painful intercourse and urinary symptoms. Given the interconnected nature of the urinary and vaginal symptoms of this condition, medical experts often refer this condition as genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

What are the causes?

GSM is caused by a decrease in estrogen. With less estrogen in the body, the vaginal tissues become drier, thinner, more fragile and less elastic. Estrogen levels may decrease before, during, and after menopause. They can also drop after surgical removal of both ovaries, as a side effect of breast cancer hormonal treatments, after pelvic radiation therapy, or after chemo.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of vaginal atrophy include dryness, discharge, burning, and itching. It can also lead to urinary incontinence, increased urinary tract infections (UTIs), burning with urination, painful intercourse, and a tightening or shortening of the vaginal canal.

How can I feel like myself again?

At Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center in Burlington, Vermont, we provide CO2RE Intima treatments to combat the signs and symptoms of vaginal atrophy. CO2RE Intima is a laser system that has been cleared by the FDA to improve intimate wellness. Intima can stimulate new collagen production within the vaginal walls to increase firmness, flexibility, and improve lubrication.* If you’re interested in improving your intimate wellness without resorting to surgery, schedule a consultation today.

Book vaginal atrophy treatments in Burlington, Vermont

Vaginal atrophy can be very frustrating and embarrassing to deal with. Many women often live with their symptoms and never seek treatment. But we encourage you to meet the team at Bare and schedule a consultation. From there, we can discuss the procedure and address any concerns that you have. To get started, call us at (802) 861-2273 or book online using the button below.


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