Vaginal Health

WILLIAMSON GYNECOLOGY

Gynecology located in Pinehurst, NC

The hormonal changes of menopause and pregnancy and the physical stress of pregnancy and childbirth can impact your vaginal health, leading to symptoms such as dryness, itchiness, and painful sex. At Williamson Gynecology, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Cile Williamson, MD, MPH, FACOG, and her team offer customized vaginal health treatments, including MonaLisa Touch® and TempSure™ Vitalia. Call or email us at appointments@williamsongyn.com today.

Vaginal Health Q & A

What are common vaginal health issues?

Your vagina is the muscular tunnel that extends from your vulva on the outside of your body to your cervix. A variety of infections and health conditions can compromise your vaginal health and overall wellness.

Vaginal atrophy is a common vaginal health issue that primarily affects menopausal women. Decreased estrogen levels make your vaginal tissue thin and dry, which leads to symptoms including painful sex, itchiness, and incontinence.

Lichens sclerosis is a skin condition that makes skin white, wrinkly, and thin. It can affect any part of your body, but is most often found on the genitals of menopausal women.

You may also contract an STD or another vaginal infection that causes painful or disruptive symptoms.

What are the available vaginal health treatments?

The women’s health specialists at Williamson Gynecology offer customized services to restore your vaginal health. For example, if your symptoms are due to an infection, they prescribe antibiotics and other medicines to help your body fight off the infection and relieve your symptoms.

The team also offers MonaLisa Touch and TempSure Vitalia vaginal revitalization treatments.

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is an advanced women’s wellness tool that uses laser energy to restore vaginal health. The gentle heat produced by the laser simulates an injury, which stimulates your vaginal tissue to produce more collagen, the protein that provides strength and elasticity. As your body creates fresh new collagen, your vaginal tissue becomes stronger, and your natural lubrication returns, reducing the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.

What is TempSure Vitalia?

Like MonaLisa Touch, TempSure Vitalia is also a women’s wellness tool. But instead of laser energy, TempSure Vitalia uses temperature-controlled radiofrequency energy to restore vaginal health. This highly specialized tool is specifically designed to treat those smaller, hard-to-reach places.

In addition to stimulating the production of collagen, the radiofrequency energy produced by TempSure Vitalia also tightens your vaginal tissue for immediate results.

What should I expect during a vaginal health treatment?

Both the MonaLisa Touch and TempSure Vitalia treatments are relatively quick — you can expect to be in the office for around 35-40 minutes in total. While you recline on a treatment table with your feet in stirrups, your provider inserts either the MonaLisa Touch or TempSure Vitalia probe into your vagina. They turn on the energy, which heats your vaginal tissue to trigger your body’s natural healing response.

You may notice a warming sensation during your treatment, and most patients report the procedure is tolerable. You may also see a reduction in your symptoms after just one treatment. However, your doctor may recommend a series of treatments to provide optimal results.

How should I take care of my vagina after my procedure?

After your vaginal health treatment, you can return to your regular activities immediately. Your provider gives you personalized aftercare instructions, but in general, you should avoid sexual intercourse for two or three days and strenuous physical activities for at least 24 hours after your procedure.

Call or email Williamson Gynecology at appointments@williamsongyn.com today for expert vaginal health treatments.

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