Vaginal dryness is an issue for many women, and particularly so when it leads to painful intercourse. This condition is known as dyspareunia, and vConfidence’s safe, minimally invasive procedures can help women suffering from it find relief. 

What is Dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia is caused by insufficient moisture in the vaginal walls. The resulting vaginal dryness is sometimes triggered by low estrogen. Since estrogen drops around the time of menopause, many sufferers of dyspareunia are menopausal or post-menopausal women. Frequently, this issue comes alongside itching and burning, which can be very distracting and uncomfortable.

vConfidence Certified Doctors in Raleigh, NC, can help with this issue by addressing one of the factors that cause dyspareunia: a deficiency in the production of new collagen. By stimulating collagen growth, vConfidence procedures can help the body to return to producing adequate moisture.

How does vConfidence Treat Dyspareunia?

Physicians in Raleigh who are certified in vConfidence procedures use state-of-the-art technology, including CO2 lasers and RF technology, to treat dyspareunia. The vConfidence treatments for this issue work to stimulate neocollagenesis or the production of new collagen. This helps to rebuild vaginal tissues that have atrophied due to estrogen deficiency and other problems. vConfidence doctors choose from four different lasers to ensure that each patient gets the treatment that’s best for her.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

The number of treatments needed depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of symptoms. However, in general, most patients will have very noticeable results after one treatment. Your doctor may recommend additional treatments, but these are usually scheduled at least 30 days apart. This spacing is cost-effective while still giving you the best results.

What Are The Results?

The goal of the Raleigh vConfidence treatment is to stimulate the body to lubricate naturally. This is because the treatment works to regenerate vaginal tissue beyond what the body can naturally regenerate. A full course of treatment will typically completely heal the symptoms a patient is having, although most patients start to feel remarkably better after even one treatment. Plus, the vConfidence lasers don’t require a patient to have any down time, so these results can be achieved without significant hassle.

How Does vConfidence Laser or RF Treatment Feel?

The vConfidence laser treatment can involve the Intima, Viveve, FemTouch™, or FemiLift™ laser, and your doctor will generally choose the laser that best suits your needs. Regardless of the laser used, this treatment is completely pain-free, and most patients feel next to nothing. Each laser gently pulses into the vagina and may feel a gentle vibration.

If you are suffering the painful and distracting effects of dyspareunia and painful intercourse, you should know that this is not something you have to live with. A vConfidence Certified Doctor in Raleigh, NC, will discuss all of your concerns with you and work with you to develop a treatment plan. Find a vConfidence doctor near you and schedule a consultation today to start moving toward complete symptom relief.

Carrie Trumbower, NP of Aesthetics by Eileen graduated from Duke University with a master’s and bachelor’s degree in nursing, and from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She thoroughly enjoys working with women who are motivated on sustaining slender and smooth body contours, as well as younger appearing skin as they experience the hormonal fluctuations that come with aging.

Dr. Celia Mendes of Pure Cosmetic & Surgical Centers is a certified vConfidence doctor specializing in resolving the most troubling symptoms of stress incontinence, laxity, and sexual dysfunction utilizing the latest technology available. Dr. Mendes is passionate about treating and helping her patients regain and maintain their youth, from the inside out.

Dr. Henry Pleasant is the Medical Director of Wake Health Medical Group, and as a vConfidence approved physician, he is committed to empowering women to lead life to the fullest with a range of solutions for all of your feminine desires, needs and challenges.