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Vaginal Dryness Specialist

Maetozo Total Women’s Care of Saint Augustine

OBGYN and Aesthetics located in St. Augustine, FL

Does vaginal dryness cause you discomfort or interfere with your intimate relationships? Sherri Maetozo, MD, at Maetozo Total Women’s Care of Saint Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida, provides the sensitive care you need to relieve your symptoms. Expert practitioners provide a variety of up-to-date medical treatments to treat vaginal dryness, including MonaLisa Touch®. Call today or book an appointment online to address your symptoms.

Vaginal Dryness Q & A

What is vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is a medical condition that happens when your estrogen levels fall below the normal level. When your body produces the normal amount of the hormone estrogen, your vagina produces natural lubrication. However, if your estrogen levels are low, lack of lubrication can lead to irritation, causing pain, burning, or itchiness. These symptoms can affect your comfort during everyday activities and sex.

What causes vaginal dryness?

From menarche to childbirth to menopause, a woman’s body is constantly changing. Variations in estrogen levels are common in a woman’s lifetime and can occur at different stages, including during:

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Menopause
  • Usage of certain medications, including those to treat uterine disorders
  • Cancer treatments
  • Surgery related to the ovaries

Even if you never experienced vaginal dryness previously, once you enter a new stage of life, your body might need help adjusting to varying hormone levels. However, there are many treatments available to treat discomfort due to vaginal dryness, so don’t be embarrassed to speak to a healthcare provider.

How is vaginal dryness treated?

There are a variety of treatments for vaginal dryness and the expert practitioners at Maetozo Total Women’s Care of Saint Augustine provide counseling on the treatment that works best for your lifestyle.

  • Women often take supplemental estrogen in the form of pills, creams, or rings.

However, some women don’t like applying creams every day or might forget to take daily medications. In these cases, Maetozo Total Women’s Care of Saint Augustine offers MonaLisa Touch, a laser procedure that addresses vaginal dryness.

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a safe, private procedure that uses laser energy to improve vaginal dryness. During the treatment, a probe is inserted into your vagina and laser energy stimulates the production of healthy collagen to improve vaginal lubrication. You don’t need to undergo any anesthesia during the procedure, and it only takes three five-minute sessions to achieve results.

You can get the MonaLisa Touch procedure completed at the Maetozo Total Women’s Care of Saint Augustine office. MonaLisa Touch typically doesn’t have side effects or pain and offers long-lasting results. In fact, MonaLisa Touch is so popular that thousands of women have undergone this highly successful procedure since 2012.

Ready to cure your vaginal dryness today? Call Maetozo Total Women’s Care of Saint Augustine or book an appointment online.