Vaginal Dryness

Over time, most find their sex drives take a dramatic nosedive. In particular, as women age, changes in their hormone production can cause vaginal walls to become thinner. Thinner walls result in fewer cells that secrete moisture. Once that happens, severe vaginal dryness can occur. This condition makes sex difficult and often painful. If you’re having a difficult time in the bedroom and need a female dryness cure, our team at Comprehensive Family Medicine & Aesthetics may be able to help. We offer both hormone and injection treatments to help restore your function and confidence.


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What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

Vaginal dryness and dry vaginal skin are primarily caused by a decrease in estrogen levels. Estrogen is a vital hormone that begins to decline after menopause. That being said, the amount of estrogen in your body can also be impacted by certain lifestyle choices. Rigorous exercise, smoking and having children can all contribute to lowered estrogen production. Thankfully, a decrease in this hormone doesn’t have to be an ongoing reality.

What Are the Signs?

The signs of vaginal dryness can be most apparent right before intercourse. While troubling in and of itself, this problem can also be accompanied by urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, vaginal itching, and vaginal laxity. The severity of your symptoms depends on the particular cause of your issues. Women who have had multiple pregnancies may experience more severe symptoms than those who have low estrogen due to lifestyle choices.

How Can We Address Vaginal Dryness?

Here at Comprehensive Family Medicine & Aesthetics, we have two methods for addressing vaginal dryness. O-Shot® treatments are simple plasma injections that stimulate healing within your vaginal tissue. These can be administered quickly and don’t require downtime. We also provide BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy to help restore your internal hormone balance. This can be especially effective for women who are undergoing menopause.

Vaginal Dryness Treatments in West Columbia, SC

Addressing vaginal issues doesn’t necessarily have to involve major surgery. Here at our West Columbia office, we offer both injectable and hormonal treatments to help you get your love life back on track. We accommodate same-day appointments, as well as 24/7 access via phone, email, or text. To get in touch, simply fill out the form below or give us a call at (803) 814-2288.