A vConfidence certified doctor in San Diego, CA, can provide treatment for dyspareunia, a condition that can cause pain or discomfort during intercourse due to vaginal dryness.

What is Dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia is a condition that can cause painful intercourse due to a lack of moisture in the vaginal wall. Reduced estrogen factors and vaginal atrophy in a woman’s vulvovaginal region are the most common cause for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. The vulvovaginal region is comprised of the vulva (the inner and outer labia and the clitoris) and the vagina. Declining estrogen levels occur naturally as a woman ages and can begin as early as age 30. Having less estrogen, which occurs especially during and after menopause leads to vaginal atrophy, a thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls. The vaginal walls then become less flexible and more fragile.

Vaginal dryness not only causes painful intercourse, but it can lead to intimacy problems in a couple’s relationship, and other negative emotional issues such as stress and low self-esteem.

Dyspareunia Treatment in San Diego, CA

Traditional treatment options for relief of dyspareunia involve using a prescribed cream, vaginal moisturizer or a water-based lubricant prior to or during sexual intercourse. Treatment of dyspareunia by a vConfidence doctor in San Diego, CA uses state-of-the-art technology with fractional CO2 lasers or radio frequency (RF) pulses in the vagina.

The treatments are painless and each session generally takes less than fifteen minutes. The number of sessions needed range from one to three. If more than one session is recommended, the subsequent sessions will typically be performed 30 days apart.

Contact a vConfidence certified doctor in San Diego, CA, today to treat your vaginal dryness. After the painless treatment, your sex life will be improved along with your emotional intimacy and self-image.

Dr. Tess Mauricio, with multiple clinics located in California, is a board-certified dermatologist and the founder of M beauty by Dr. Tess. Known worldwide as “America’s Favorite Dermatologist”, Dr. Tess is an award-winning book author, magazine contributor, and sought-after media personality. She has appeared on national TV shows such as Dr. Phil, The Rachael Ray show, Fox News, CBS’s The Doctors, America’s Next Top Model, The Talk, and the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Tess also produces and stars in the Dr. Tess Show and has been featured in numerous local TV news and lifestyle programs.