Comparing Treatments for Painful Sex
After menopause, more than 50% of women report having painful sex. Sadly, this condition – known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause or “GSM” – is one that women often suffer with in silence. But painful intercourse does NOT have to be a part of aging that women must accept! There are new, state-of-the-art treatments that can eliminate painful sex.
In this article we compare both “traditional” and innovative new treatments for painful sex.
Old Treatments for Painful Sex: Hormones
In the past, doctors only treated women who suffered from painful sex with either vaginal or oral hormone replacement therapy.
Initially, hormone therapy begins estrogen being applied directly into the vagina. The estrogen is delivered using a cream, a “ring,” or use a vaginally inserted tablet. Unfortunately, vaginal estrogen is not only messy and inconvenient – but must be continued daily or multiple times weekly for the rest of the woman’s life.
If vaginal estrogen insertion treatment was not effective to remedy painful sex, women were then typically put on oral Estrogen hormone pills. This is even more problematic, as oral hormone replacement has been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, breast cancer and strokes. Women at-risk for breast cancer, as well as women who are breast cancer survivors are especially advised to avoid hormone replacement therapy.
Newer Treatment for Painful Sex: Lasers
Two new alternatives to hormone therapy have been developed within the last few years: ablative lasers and radiofrequency. While lasers represented a vast improvement over hormone therapy for many women, radiofrequency treatments are even better.
Laser treatments for painful sex uses “ablation” in which the laser creates microscopic incisions or “cuts” in the vaginal tissue. The body’s healing response to these tiny cuts, stimulates collagen production, thickening the vaginal skin over time – as well as increasing lubrication and elasticity.
ALL laser treatments on the market for painful sex (DiVa, MonaLisa Touch, FemiLift ) currently require 3 treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. However, radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation (when performed using Geneveve) only requires a SINGLE treatment.
Newest Treatment for Painful Sex: Radiofrequency (Geneveve™)
Geneveve™ treatment for painful sex uses radio-frequency heat energy with integrated cooling technology to help restore the vaginal tissue naturally. Collagen is the substance in the skin (including the vagina) that is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. Radiofrequency treatments stimulate the body’s own collagen production in the vagina – and the cooling technology component ensures that the procedure is more comfortable than other types of vaginal rejuvenation treatments.
This natural, safe, non-surgical technology improves the vaginal tissues’ texture, lubrication, suppleness, tightness and elasticity without hormones and without surgery. In multiple clinical studies that were approved by the FDA, Geneveve™ has been clinically proven to be a safe and effective treatment for painful sex – without reported side effects or complications.
Geneveve is the ONLY vaginal rejuvenation that only requires a single treatment to treat painful sex. Additionally, unlike laser vaginal treatments, Geneveve has patented cryo-cooling technology incorporated into the treatment to offset the heat of the treatment, for a relaxing and pain free experience.
Painful Sex Treatments – Oakland County
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Oakland County and across the Detroit area stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just a single 30 Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment!
It is an affordable, painless, procedure performed in our Oakland County medical office. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement within just a few weeks.
Call us for a discreet, confidential vaginal rejuvenation consultation and see if Geneveve is right for you!